Why Employers Should be Taking on More Graduates

Why Employers Should be Taking on More Graduates


The idea of employing a graduate has been viewed as a double-edged sword, with heaps of enthusiasm paired with an inherent lack of experience. But, more and more firms are investing both time and money in graduates, with the advantages of this recruitment style heavily outweighing any negative associations once employed.

Below are some of the advantages for taking on more graduates in 2017.


With the uncertainty over the impact of Brexit still looming over the recruitment industry, businesses are beginning to adjust their recruitment style, placing a heavy focus on pooling talent from younger groups of professionals. While displaying an eagerness to work hard and prove their ability, employing graduates also boasts financial benefits.

Prepared to come on board at the lower end of the pay scale and excited about the prospect of working their way up, graduates take the financial pressures that training someone up encourages. Giving businesses some breathing space while educating new employees on their duties and tasks, employing graduates simply makes sense.

New perceptions

The conventional office displays a mix of characters; some individuals that are regarded as ‘part of the furniture’. While it is beneficial to have such well-experienced employees, it is great to have an injection of fresh blood now and again. Renowned for shaking things up, employing graduates can add a new, modern dimension to the workforce, offering new perspectives and ways to overcome obstacles that may not have been considered otherwise.

Admiring your business style

While the idea of ‘moulding’ someone sounds a little like ill-practice, the aim for most businesses is to find someone that ‘fits in’ with their team and their style of business. Through employing graduates this is very much reachable, with fresh talent prevailing a hunger to learn, impress and most importantly feel part of the team.

Solid business skills

Over the years, the university courses have developed to include work-based training and practical learning, meaning graduates are having more impressive business skills than ever before. Having already developed core transferable skills such written and oral communication, problem-solving, presentation, organisation and data analysis, the graduate slots nicely into the modern world of business.