Bad summer ahead for graduates

A new survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has confirmed that this year’s graduates and school leavers will struggle to find work in what has become the deepest recession in decades. And it looks as if they will be the worst hit age-group.
Almost half of the employers surveyed by the CIPD said that they are not planning to recruit school leavers or graduates this summer.

Gerwyn Davies, the CIPD’s public policy advisor, says: “Employers have for a long time had doubts about the employability of those leaving education. This year’s crop face employers in a more choosy mood than ever before. Against this backdrop, graduates and school leavers need to sharpen their case for being picked ahead of their classmates – and fast.”

Universities are going to greater lengths to help graduating students find work: while the University of Nottingham is getting ready for an influx of ‘panicked’ students, the University of Exeter is watching as fewer and fewer employers sign up for its summer graduate recruitment fair.

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