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Work placements 'help in graduate jobs hunt'

Published: Monday, 20 October 2008   Category: Graduate recruitment | Work Experience

A work placement during university can help people find graduate jobs, it has been claimed.

Speaking to the Sheffield Telegraph, Freeman Ibekwe, a computer networks graduate from the city's Hallam University, explained that such placements offer many benefits.

He said: "I have learned a lot from this experience that I will take away with me - professionalism, time management, risk taking, increased self confidence."

As university does not prepare people for everything, spending time in industry can help people get graduate jobs, he added.

Dr Noreen Axelby, a lecturer at the university, also sang the praises of such placements, pointing out that employability should be a key part of any course.

Last week, the Council for Industry and Higher Education claimed that graduate employers are increasingly keen to attract people who have experience of other cultures.

According to research by the body, UK-based students should aim at gaining a "wider global perspective".ADNFCR-1068-ID-18834428-ADNFCR

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