Graduates are struggling for recruitment places, an expert has claimedBritish graduates are still taking up traditional roles despite the upheaval brought about as a result of the global economic downturn and subsequent tentative recovery, according to an expert.

Graduate Recruitment Bureau co-founder Dan Hawes explained that certain sectors are still struggling to address the gender gap, with IT and financial firms finding it particularly difficult to attract female employees.

"IT has historically had trouble getting females into the industry because of [public] perception. It is mainly a male domain. It is likewise with the City," he explained. "What the economy has done is forced everyone to reconsider."

Mr Hawes added that many newcomers to the full-time employment market has experienced "a lot of panic" this year due to the recent fall in the number of graduate recruitments schemes available.

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Posted by Cameron Thomson