Graduates: Work Experience

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many vacancies have been (a) advertised and (b) filled via the Graduate Talent Pool website in each month since it was created.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Higher Education and Intellectual Property)

The total number of vacancies advertised on Graduate Talent Pool since it went live on 29 July is 12,090, of which, 6,578 are still live on the site. The other 5,512 will have either been filled or withdrawn.

The number of vacancies advertised by month is as follows:

June 119
July 3,425
August 1,547
September 2,729
October 2,241
November 1,704
December 325

Information on filled vacancies is derived from periodic surveys of employers. We have information from the first such survey covering vacancies that closed during July and August, before the communications targeted at graduates began. This indicated that 30 per cent. of employers had filled some or all of their vacancies at that stage and that recruitment was continuing in a number of other cases.

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