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Universities may not be equipping graduates for work

Published: Thursday, 23 August 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Higher education is not sufficiently preparing students for the world of work, an IT employment firm has claimed.

Just IT recruitment argues that while graduates are obviously able, they lack some fundamental skills necessary for success in the workplace, reports onrec.com.

Disappointed with the universities' failure to prepare students for the employment, Sunil Duggal at the firm told the website: "We all know that universities can't give their students everything they need for their careers.

"They should, however, at least be charged with providing undergraduates with the basics."

He added: "A key problem for bright graduates is not their lack of ability to perform the day-to-day tasks of a particular role, but the simple reason that their communication skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills and team working ability are not good enough, and is leaving them at the bottom of the recruitment pile."

According to a recent Ernst &Young survey, more than 40 per cent of university leavers view career progression as the most important factor when seeking employment.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18255967-ADNFCR

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