New research has suggested
that the outlook for graduate employment may not be as gloomy as
many have predicted.
Research by employment research organisation Income Data Services
(IDS) has shown that there should be no dramatic downturn in
recruitment for graduates, but that it expects a widening gap between
Statistics show that employers forecast an overall increase in
graduate recruitment of 12.2 per cent in the
coming year, with technical and engineering positions expected to
grow by some 31.7 per cent.
However, industry sectors which are directly linked to the credit
crunch could offer fewer positions to graduates, with a 14.7 per
cent drop expected for the financial services sector.
Commenting on the findings, the report editor Steve Tatton said:
"It is evident that the graduate labour market is holding up, but
it is fragile at present and a bad turn in the economy could easily
tip what currently seems to be a modest 'jobs boom' into a 'jobs
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