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Recruiters number one for entry level employment

Filed under: Cyber Security — Stephanie on April 2, 2013

Despite the economy continuing to show weakness, the level of employed Britons achieved record numbers with close to 30 million working by the start of 2013. This is good news for those seeking positions such as cyber security jobs or any other vacancies within their chosen industry.

Levels of employees for those recently graduating, however, have barely changed – from 61.8 per cent for last year – according to data from the Higher Education Careers Service Unit.

Human Capital Investment Group COO Adam Herron said:

“This could be attributed to the fact that many employers are asking for recent graduates with work experience to fill entry-level roles.

“It can be very intimidating for a graduate or young person looking for work via entry level roles or traineeships and still be expected to have one to two years’ industry experience.

“In turn, it can be difficult for businesses lacking the right infrastructure to be able to facilitate the development and support of young people who can grow their business.”

Herron feels that many times it’s a case of Catch 22 for numerous agencies. However, with an announcement made recently – with regards to the sector’s very first apprenticeship solely dedicated to seeing that learners pick up experiences and skills relevant to their industry – he feels confident that more recruitment firms will feel good about taking on apprentices.

The Institute of Recruiters is launching the recruitment apprenticeship programme with Skillsfirst Awards and Expedient Training Consultancy. It will allow students to achieve IOR’s Professional Recruitment Qualification.

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