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STEM graduates 'will always be in demand'
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
All Graduate job news
Graduates with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will always be in demand with employers, one expert suggested yesterday (May 17th).
Earlier this week, a study by the Confederation of British Industry claimed that nearly half of companies (45 per cent) are struggling to recruit staff with STEM credentials.
However, Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, explained that the findings of the report will not necessarily hold true in 2010.
"STEM graduates have always been in high demand," he said.
"They are a very attractive audience for recruiters because they can bring a lot of skills, are highly intelligent and will be in demand with companies who want managers of the future."
Mr Hawes added that he expects there to be a record amount of graduates this year, with a "finite number of really attractive" candidates available to employers.
Last month, Lisette Howlett, spokesperson for HireScores.com, suggested that graduates can expect to face increased competition for jobs in the banking and finance sector in the coming months.