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Record number of firms to discuss graduate opportunities at university school's careers fair

Published: Monday, 01 November 2010   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

A prominent UK university has given its IT graduate job hunters a boost by announcing details of a record-breaking careers fair.

The University of Southamption is expecting to welcome more employers to its School of Electronics and Computer Science Careers Fair next February than ever before.

More than 40 companies have already signed up, with the higher education institution looking to build on this year's 97.5 per cent employment rate for graduate of electronics or electrical engineering.

"It's essential that we produce graduates who have the skills and understanding to play an effective role in developing future technologies," Professor Alun Vaughan, deputy head of the school, told the university website.

"As a school we have worked hard over recent years to ensure that our courses are providing our students with the skills needed in the workplace."

The news will be welcomed by the school's current students, particularly in light of new research published this week by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit.

According to the organisation, the proportion of IT graduates from the Class of 2009 who were still without a job in January increased to 16.3 per cent.

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