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Shortage in UK IT graduates 'exaggerated'
Friday, 12 October 2007
Science, IT and Engineering
Reports of a shortage in UK IT graduates are overstated, experts have claimed.
A new survey of leading IT employers, undertaken by silicon.com, has revealed that the majority have not experienced any problems recruiting for graduate IT jobs.
And respondents to the survey also disputed claims of a skills shortage in IT graduate recruitment.
Graham Yellowley, director of technical services at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, told silicon.com: "The UK continues to provide a healthy education base for employers to select from.
"Graduates in particular are looking for moves into various industries, including financial services, and the question is whether companies are then making best use of that talent," he added.
The results come after the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) reported a fall in the number of applicants for IT-related courses at university this year, leading to a potential fall in the number of people entering the IT graduate recruitment market.