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Careers day informs about finance jobs

24 Dec 2007

Careers day informs about finance jobs A 'careers in the city' day was held earlier this month in response to the need for greater careers experience among graduates.

A number of companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lloyds of London gave careers advice to students from 29 schools across the south, south-east and central England.

Other speakers included Andy Jackson from Fitch ratings, Sadie Leeds from PricewaterhouseCoopers and former commodities trader William King.

According to onrec.com, the day gave "valuable insight" into careers in banking and finance.

Richard Scott Clark, partnership manager from the Inspiring Futures Foundation, which held the event, told the website: "Educating young people about what they need to succeed in their chosen profession is beneficial not only to them but also to business.

"We often hear businesses complaining graduates aren’t equipped with the skills they need to go into the workforce but we believe the best way to correct this is at the earliest possible stage and businesses need to play an active role."

He added that organisations are aware of what skills they are looking for and should let their target audience know what they are as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, a recent study by Talent Q showed that a number of graduates are often unprepared for the world of work as they have a lack of "survival skills".

Alan Bourne, Talent Q director, said that it is vital that employers notice these gaps and implement appropriate training as soon as possible.

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