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Recruitment set to increase
Monday, 18 February 2008
Graduate Job sector Reports
Graduate recruitment expectations for 2008 suggest a rise in the uptake of those leaving higher education, according to a new report.
Incomes Data Services (IDS) questioned around 100 companies found the manufacturing sector to be one of the industries predicting a rise in the number of graduates it employs.
An overall increase of 12.2 per cent is expected throughout the entire market, the Financial Times reported, although manufacturers said their take-up would rise by 37.7 per cent.
And although some concerns about recruitment in the credit crunch-stricken financial sector were flagged up, IDS said graduate labour was generally stable.
"It is evident that the graduate labour market is holding up," IDS report editor Steve Tatton remarked. "As the 2008 graduate recruitment season unfolds it appears that caution is the watchword."
The IDS report forms part of its work to provide data and research for employment areas. It also publishes report on subjects such as diversity and human resources.