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NCWE welcomes CBI's work experience report

Published: Monday, 30 March 2009   Category: Work Experience

A report released last week by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Universities UK has been welcomed by the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE).

The CBI report, released on Thursday (March 26th), emphasised the importance of gaining work experience to improve the chances of success of graduate job applications, according to onrec.com.

Speaking to the website, director of the NCWE Heather Collier emphasised the need for graduates to display extra skills in a more competitive graduate job market, but that employers have their part to play too.

"We particularly welcomed this renewed encouragement for employers to offer work placements which benefit both the student and the business, but in light of the recession, best practice and the quality of placements should not be overlooked," she said.

Richard Oliver, chief executive of the Year Out Group, recently told the Guardian that those wishing to take a gap year before university should strongly consider a year in industry rather than just a year for pleasure.


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