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Are recruiters to blame?

As a final year student at the University of Manchester I was most distressed to read Damian Arnold's article (NCE 21st Jan) about the standard of civil engineering graduates seeking employment.

Perhaps the problem lies with the recruiters? Engineering graduates are highly sought after by firms specialising in management; yet in our own trade we are considered under-skilled and under-qualified.

Surely graduating from one of the hardest degree courses in the country is enough to prove dedication and a willingness to learn - a good basis on which to build further skills throughout a career.

Cecile Pelly, 54 Longford Place, Manchester,

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