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Young entrepreneurs 'can create their own' graduate opportunities

Published: Friday, 17 December 2010   Category: Self Employment

Entrepreneurial businesses are expected to grow next year, with graduate entrepreneurs creating graduate opportunities for their peers, experts say.

The higher education system is "one of the most vital aspects" of the government's ambition for an entrepreneurial economy, the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE) has said.

On top of this, a Deloitte survey published this week showed that 90 per cent of the UK's entrepreneurial businesses expected to grow their revenues in the next year.

Ian Robertson, the NCGE's chief executive officer, said: "As a knowledge-based economy, the engine of economic competitiveness is what our universities produce in terms of graduates who are able to contribute substantially to the economy and society as a whole."

Mr Robertson also said that an enterprising attitude was needed right across the university system and in all kinds of graduate jobs.

Speaking about student's entrepreneurial spirit, he said it "helps to transform our public and charity sectors, and utilise social enterprises for public good."

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