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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Statement by David Lammy on graduate recruitment survey

News   •   Feb 10, 2010 10:28 GMT

Higher Education Minister David Lammy commenting on the Association of Graduate Recruiters, graduate recruitment survey said;

“Employment rates for graduates continue to be higher than for those with lower qualifications. This research shows that there are areas of growth in the jobs

“Of course students may be concerned, which is why we are working hard to show that real opportunities are available to them including work, further study, volunteering and Internships. Internships are great way for graduates to kick start their careers by gaining the valuable skills and work experience at a time when they face a more competitive job market.

“We currently have over 6,500 vacancies including over 4,000 that are paid, advertised on our Graduate Talent Pool website http://graduatetalentpool.direct.gov.uk, a free service matching talented graduates with businesses offering internships.”

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is building a dynamic and competitive UK economy by: creating the conditions for business success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this it will foster world-class universities and promote an open global economy. BIS - Investing in our future.

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