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Where do I find graduates who want a job?

Where do I find graduates who want a job?

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einsign

Original Poster:

5,113 posts

154 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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We would like to take on and train a couple of graduates in customer services and sales/marketing roles.

Where is the best place to search for such people, is there a student job forum or such like?

They would be located at a site in Luton if it helps. Thanks.

hyperblue

2,430 posts

88 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Try contacting the careers department of local Universities? Ours always had an up to date list of employers offering jobs.

Other than that, it was through careers fairs, Monster etc.

Mattt

16,050 posts

126 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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www.Enternships.com might be useful.

SplatSpeed

7,415 posts

159 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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not the job centre!

z4chris99

8,239 posts

87 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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why do you need a graduate for a customer services role???

has someone really done 3/4 years of uni with 50k of debt to sit on the end of a photo??

not having a go, just curious why you couldn't find a school leaver instead?
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blindswelledrat

24,507 posts

140 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Normal job advertising sites like Reed etc are as good as any

Mattt

16,050 posts

126 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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z4chris99 said:
has someone really done 3/4 years of uni with 50k of debt to sit on the end of a photo??
Recent graduate perchance?

DCS01

328 posts

90 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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What is wrong with older people, who have lots of life experiance and can relate to those they are talking to on the phone. Why do 'all' employers want graduates only ???

Rant over.

einsign

Original Poster:

5,113 posts

154 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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DCS01 said:
What is wrong with older people, who have lots of life experiance and can relate to those they are talking to on the phone. Why do 'all' employers want graduates only ???

Rant over.
Very true!

pokethepope

2,420 posts

96 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Guardian
Reed
Milkround
Uni Career Centres

Pappa Lurve

3,827 posts

190 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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May be able to help! Depending on the kind of business and the location there is funding available for apprenticeship schemes which can generate some great people including graduates. If you let me know where you are and your industry I'll see if we can help.

Fell free to PM me if you prefer.

z4chris99

8,239 posts

87 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Mattt said:
z4chris99 said:
has someone really done 3/4 years of uni with 50k of debt to sit on the end of a photo??
Recent graduate perchance?
no, mine is only 30k... plus a 20 grand masters...

bargain

hyperblue

2,430 posts

88 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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z4chris99 said:
Mattt said:
z4chris99 said:
has someone really done 3/4 years of uni with 50k of debt to sit on the end of a photo??
Recent graduate perchance?
no, mine is only 30k... plus a 20 grand masters...

bargain
I guess you've calculated that you'll earn more than £50k more than you would without a degree over your lifetime? Bargain indeed.

z4chris99

8,239 posts

87 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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hyperblue said:
I guess you've calculated that you'll earn more than £50k more than you would without a degree over your lifetime? Bargain indeed.
well i haven't finished the masters yet as am doing it PT, but i suspect ill earn back the outlay in a year or two as soon as i move job..

Honestherbert

459 posts

55 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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DCS01 said:
What is wrong with older people, who have lots of life experiance and can relate to those they are talking to on the phone. Why do 'all' employers want graduates only ???

Rant over.
Or younger people willing to learn and be employed? So many jobs these days will only consider graduates, even though the degree they have is nothing to do with the role whatsoever!! plus the fact 90% of students only go to uni to avoid going to work in the real world so they could doss for another few years anyway.

Engineer1

10,485 posts

117 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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SplatSpeed said:
not the job centre!
Actually a lot of Graduates will end up there as they won't have jobs lined up. It is a good point though why do you need graduates for what sounds like a telesales role?

fido

12,010 posts

163 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Forget the name again, but their is a magazine for Graduates/Postgraduates which is distributed around the universities .. might lead to a higher calibre of applicants than say the job centre.

lazygraduand

1,629 posts

69 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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Local paper to where you are? A lot of jobless graduates currently sat at home, being nagged by their parents to get a job or leave...trust me!

devnull

1,404 posts

65 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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We had a hard time in work a while back finding someone to replace my role when i transitioned into another. Job would have been perfect for a graduate. We posted with agencies, who were nothing short of useless (e.g. sending us waiters with no technical discipline at all). Even posted in my old uni department, nothing.

cymtriks

4,341 posts

153 months