With the end of exam season fast approaching, a number of the UK’s best and brightest young minds will soon be bracing themselves for the competitive jobs market.
Competition among university leavers for jobs may be fierce, but searching for the best talent for your company amongst this wave of talent can also be a difficult task – with 14% of employers reporting a skills gapin their workforce, ensuring you find it could have a real impact on your business.
That’s why we’ve recently registered a record number of graduates, from recently qualified lawyers to budding engineers, ambitious accountants to talented graphic designers, all of whom are ready to add value to your business.
Not convinced? Take a look at our reasons to hire a graduate listed below…
A DIVERSE TALENT POOL
The amount of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds entering university is at a record high in England – around 19%. By choosing today’s generation of graduates, you are more likely than ever to have access to people with a first-class education, a breadth of skills and a serious work ethic.
A common misconception among business owners who are wary of hiring grads is that university leavers have little or no experience in the workplace, lacking vital soft skills and commercial awareness. However, universities are increasingly investing in providing support and funding for entrepreneurial students, while “sandwich courses” which provide students with a year in their chosen industry are on the rise.
A recent survey from UKCES found that more than 80% of employers who took on graduates found that they were well prepared for the world of work.
It’s hardly surprising that today’s graduates will be tech-savvy, but this doesn’t mean you should hire one to save the day when the Wi-Fi goes down. Today’s graduates aren’t simply comfortable around computer hardware. They are conversant with the new rules of business communications, and can be essential allies when driving new digital innovations at your business.