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Wales 'needs to deal' with graduate brain drain
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Students who gain their degrees in Wales are either moving or returning to England to find a graduate job, new research shows.
Conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the report found that 54.7 per cent of Welsh university students have since gone on to find a graduate job position at a company over the border in England.
According to WalesOnline, Confederation of British Industry director for the country David Rosser claims that the discrepancy could be overcome if businesses provided the same opportunities that are available in England.
He told the news provider: "It could be very good for the Welsh economy if they stayed in Wales, of course, but the real issue is creating the appropriate employment opportunities. That's something that's constantly being looked at."
Employers in the north-west recently met at a workshop in order to discuss tactics on how to stop the graduate talent pool in the city from disappearing to places like London, according to the Manchester Evening News.