Firms look for skills rather than 2.1 grades

Phillips, Lucy
July 2008
People Management;7/24/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 15, p14
The article focuses on the findings of the AGR Graduate Recruitment Survey 2008 which revealed that employers in Great Britain are rejecting a 2.1 degree as a minimum job requirement in favour of more relevant workplace skills. The poll of 242 major graduate recruiters found that firms were dropping their recruitment criteria to a 2.2 and seeking other skills and work experience to widen the talent pool.


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