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David Willetts comments on Graduate Recruitment Survey

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

“The graduate employment market is showing encouraging signs of improvement for the first time since the beginning of the recession. Investment…

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“The graduate employment market is showing encouraging signs of improvement for the first time since the beginning of the recession. Investment in growing the economy and creating a highly skilled workforce is critical and graduates have a vital part to play. A degree remains a good investment in the long term and is one of the best pathways to achieving a good job and rewarding career.”

“However, the job market remains competitive for new graduates, as it does for everyone, and graduates still need to work hard to maximise their chances of success. Internships are a route being followed by increasing numbers of graduates and - as part of our programme to get Britain working - we continue to encourage employers to invest in students and graduates by offering work experience and internships which help them to develop valuable skills and boost their employment chances.”

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Published 25 January 2011