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Public sector has benefits for graduates, say experts

Published: Wednesday, 29 April 2009   Category: Public sector

Despite difficult economic conditions meaning a lull in graduate jobs, experts have said that working in the public sector could help university leavers' employability prospects.

Speaking in the University of Lincoln's student newspaper the Linc, the higher education establishment's career advisor Paul Charman said that graduates with experience in the public sector can transfer any skills learnt to their career of choice.

David Freeman, senior recruitment officer at the Lincolnshire police force, also told the newspaper that it is keen to offer graduate jobs offering quick progress.

He said: "The skills learnt at university prove very valuable to the job and graduates often find they move up the ladder very quickly. Employment in the police will increase your skills set and there’s a great salary with no danger of redundancy."

Chief people officer for the National Policing Improvement Agency recently told the Times that it would be increasing its efforts to increase graduate recruitment.

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