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Part-time work 'boosts graduate job prospects'
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Students who undertake paid employment while at work can boost their chances of getting a graduate job, it has been claimed.
According to Alison Clark, director of the National Association of Student Employment Services, part-time occupations give people the chance to develop skills which they might not otherwise acquire.
She said: "Students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, the opportunity to develop their professional skills and to enhance their future employability in anticipation of graduating."
There are a range of options available for people looking to participate in work which will increase the likelihood of getting a graduate job, Ms Clark added.
Research by the Association of Graduate Recruiters found that the number of graduate positions on offer increased by 11.7 per cent this year when compared to 2007.
Financial services firms, such as those involved in accountancy and banking, continued to offer the most graduate jobs, representing a third of all vacancies.