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Technology 'attractive to graduates'
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Science, IT and Engineering
The technology sector is attracting an increasing number of today's graduates, it has been claimed.
Seen as a relatively new area of the economy, it is enticing a steady influx of graduates, according to Ian Robertson, the chief executive of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE).
Mr Robertson deemed it an "understandable" route for graduates given that is a "highly visible" career path and is responsible for growth in a large part of the economy.
However, he noted that most of the graduates entering into the industry are attracted by its creative element.
"There is a strong presence of graduates in the creative and design businesses but we need to encourage more science and engineering graduates to be setting up high-impact businesses," he remarked.
NCGE was formed in 2004 with the aim of raising the profile of entrepreneurship among students and graduates.