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Science and technology graduates have 'better chance at jobs'

Published: Thursday, 08 October 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

University leavers with science and technology degrees may face less competition in the graduate jobs market, according to one expert.

Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association for Graduate Recruiters, said that the skills gained on technical degree courses are currently in demand despite the recession.

He told the Independent that opportunities still exist for graduate job hunters looking to get into the engineering or IT sectors and employers are giving positive indications that they are actively seeking candidates for next year.

"I was at a meeting of 12 or 13 firms looking to recruit engineers, and I would definitely say that the mood was fairly upbeat. There was no air of depression in the room. There is still a demand for good graduate engineers," he explained.

UK Net Guide recently said that those with arts and humanities degrees may be receiving a lower salary than university leavers in engineering and science-based graduate jobs.


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