Graduate job hunters may be interested in the
results of a survey that showed 58 per cent of graduates think
employers should be more inclusive when setting minimum academic
benchmarks for entry.
The majority of graduate recruitment schemes require candidates to
have left university with a 2:1 degree or higher, but students are
arguing that this could be ruling out a number of capable
Eva Malecki, graduate recruitment manager at Centrica, said that
she believed accepting candidates with a 2:2 or above enables her
employers to get in a superior range of candidates.
She added: "To secure the best talent for our business, we look
beyond a degree classification; job history, activities and
interests outside of university and competency-based examples are
just as important to show us that an applicant has skills beyond
KPMG recently announced that it would be increasing its graduate
intake to 820, a marked increase on the 600 it took in last
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