Graduate recruitment body calls for career advice in university coursesAcademic institutions should include careers advice in their curriculums, according to one expert.

Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, believes such measures could be part of students’ timetables in order to help them in the post-recession scramble for employment.

"By and large, most graduates decide to look for work when they leave university, by which point they are possibly back at home with their parents, miles away from their uni," he said.

Mr Hawes suggested that those in higher education could benefit from learning about things such as CV writing, job interviews and assessment centres in preparation for what might happen further down the line, meaning graduates may rely less on the internet for pointers in the future.

Furthermore, he revealed that some universities already have such facilities available to them.

Last month, Steve Huxham of the Recruitment Society indicated that a shabby hiring process on the part of a company could damage employer branding.

By Hayley Edwards