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Overseas experience 'helps in finding graduate jobs'

Published: Thursday, 16 October 2008   Category: Graduate recruitment | Work Experience

Studying abroad for a time can help people land top graduate jobs, according to a new report.

Research by the Council for Industry and Higher Education found that international firms are increasingly looking for employees who have experience of other cultures.

The study, Global Horizons and the Role Employers, calls on universities to do more to help people gain experience from overseas institutions.

Richard Brown, chief executive of the CIHE, said: "Businesses consider that the UK develops some of the best graduates in the world. But our home-grown ones need to get that wider global perspective."

Developing partnerships with establishments abroad will help universities create such candidates, he added.

Yesterday, the Times dubbed oil and gas giant Shell as one of the best graduate employers around.

According to the news provider, the firm is looking to recruit a total of 300 people to graduate jobs during 2009 in a range a positions including geology and process research.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18830079-ADNFCR

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