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Work-life balance 'important in graduate jobs'
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Life after graduation
Those looking for graduate jobs are attracted to a creative working environment, it has been claimed.
Newcastle-based architectural firm _space believes that a friendly learning environment and the promise of a good work-life balance are increasingly attractive to young people looking for jobs, reports the Northern Echo.
Speaking to the newspaper, Rob Charlton, chief executive of the firm, explained that the company has practiced what it preaches with the creation of its _spaceworks headquarters in the Gosforth area of the city.
He said: "We wanted our own environment to make a tangible statement of what we are about and lead the way in terms of workspace design that encourages healthy living and attracts fresh talent such as graduates."
Meanwhile, the Times reports that a study by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics has found graduates from top universities can expect to earn more than those who attended former polytechnics.