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Students should be given post-university support to secure graduate roles

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

All UK students should be taught entrepreneurial skills regardless of their chosen discipline to help them secure graduate vacancies, the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE) has recommended.

The suggestion came in advance of chancellor George Osborne's Budget announcement on March 23rd, which pledged to finance a further 50,000 apprenticeships and 80,000 work experience placements.

Paul Hannon, director of research and education at the NCGE, said that graduates must get support when looking for their first post-university job.

"The most critical thing for the future is that all students are taught entrepreneurial skills and not just those on business courses," he said.

"We believe that graduates need access to appropriate start up support when leaving university. We encourage the private sector to get more involved with internships, apprenticeships and NCGE programmes to help our young people drive our economic success tomorrow."

In the Budget, the government also pledged to "create a more educated workforce" and one that is among "the most flexible in Europe".

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