Almost one in two employers are not looking to recruit
Finding a job is expected to be a challenge
for the graduates of 2012 according to the Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development (CIPD). Many of these
graduates started university in 2009 and could
face the largest unemployment crisis of the current double-dip
The recent survey undertaken by the CIPD which
looked at different graduate employers, found that around 50% of
them have stopped their plans to recruit school leavers or
graduates this summer.
"It is going to be a long summer for many of
this year's graduates and school leavers. Employers have for a long
time had doubts about the employability of those leaving
education,” said Gerwyn Davies, public policy adviser at the CIPD,
commenting on the poll conclusions.
“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," added Davies.
A recent IT job with m-hance for graduate schemes in
management, consulting, finance, marketing, support and sales has
had around 1,200 applications for around 6 vacancies. Many graduate
employers are faced with a high volume of applications, and the
average applications per graduate jobs can be seen to reach 100 for