Demand for the best graduates is set to soar across Europe for the nextthree years, a study reveals. The Eurograduate Survey of EU Recruitment Trends finds that 70 per cent oforganisations are planning to increase the number of graduates they take onuntil at least 2004. Those planning for growth aim to increase graduate numbers by 17 per cent in2002. Fifty per cent of the European HR or recruitment managers and directorssurveyed also state that they are seeking to take on 350 or more graduatesacross Europe this year, and 23 per cent are looking to recruit over 500. The survey claims nearly half of all corporate organisations in the EU findit hard to recruit graduates of the right calibre. The reasons include a lackof interpersonal, technical and communication skills and business awareness. The engineering sector has the most problems recruiting graduates, with 61.5per cent of respondents from the industry reporting difficulties, followed bythe IT sector with 38.5 per cent of those surveyed finding it a problem. The research shows that more than a quarter of the graduates recruited lastyear were hired across EU borders and of all the graduates recruited in the EUthis year, 70 per cent can expect to go on cross-border assignments. www.eurograduate.com Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Demand for qualifications set to soarOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.