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Small companies may be ideal for ambitious graduates

Published: Tuesday, 04 September 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Small and medium enterprises may provide more room for ambitious graduates to progress their careers, experts have claimed.

According to the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB), small businesses often allow graduates the chance to work in an exciting environment and may be perfect for university leavers looking to live outside the capital.

Commenting on the value of small enterprises to job seekers, Dan Hawes at the GRB said: "Smaller firms recruit graduates to join them and they get straight on. There will be some training of course, but it's more into the deep end - very early responsibility, getting involved with lots of different things."

He added: "If you carve out your own niche then your career could follow a very rapid trajectory and you could end up being a director within a matter of years, rather than perhaps, in some larger firms, having to wait for someone to leave or move up."

A recent survey by the Small Business Research Trust suggests that a number of small business intent to increase recruitment in the next three months of this year.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18267395-ADNFCR

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