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Part-time jobs 'beneficial for graduates'

Published: Monday, 16 November 2009   Category: Life after graduation

Graduate job hunters could take up a part-time position if they are struggling to secure full-time employment, an expert has said.

Felix Wetzel, a recruitment specialist, was reacting to Office for National Statistics data which showed that UK companies are still reluctant to offer full-time places to applicants, including graduates.

However, the part-time positions available would be beneficial to university leavers having trouble landing a graduate job as they keep skills up to date and maintain a working routine, Mr Wetzel said.

"Part-time work can also provide you with the time to attend courses, gain qualifications or perhaps do voluntary work in a different field. This can be beneficial in helping someone back into full time employment," he added.

Some 77 temporary graduate jobs in a range of sectors, including leisure and social care, have been created in the Clackmannanshire region of Scotland thanks to government funding, the BBC recently reported.

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