It’s summertime, which means school holidays, sunshine (hopefully) and for many students, time to enter the real world and start job hunting. Many reports have said that the class of 2009 is struggling to find a job, as graduate vacancies drop and salaries are frozen.
However it’s not all bad news, as the not-for-profit initiative for smarter working, Work Wise UK, says that candidates with strong IT skills will always be in demand. Chief Executive Phil Flaxton also said that graduates with technological ability are in particular demand in the SME space as organisations find themselves with fixed budgets.
It is understandable that there are fewer vacancies in this economic climate but hopefully there are still companies that recognise the value of developing graduates to ensure that we have enough talent for the future.