Improving graduates’ careers advice will help charities’ recruitment

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people Research / statistics Howard Lake | 17 September 2003 | News Despite more graduates now expressing a desire to work in the public sectorthan the private sector, just 6% plan to apply for jobs with charities (Mori). NCVO has claimed that young people are receiving misleading advice about the nature of the modern UK voluntary sector due to careers advisers’ and parents’ out of date perceptions. Many voluntary organisations believe that recruitment is hampered by potential candidates misperception of working in the sector. The majority of organisations reporting difficulties in recruitment said this was primarily because they get few or no applications, this problem being closely followed by a lack of suitably experienced, skilled or qualified candidates. NCVObelieves that the voluntary sector itself, with support from the Government, must address this problem directly. Improving graduates’ careers advice will help charities’ recruitmentcenter_img Charities’ recruitment difficulties could be eased by improved careers advice forgraduates, argues NCVO.The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is concerned thatcareers officers, schools, universities and parents are failing to promote charity work as a viable career option to school leavers and graduates. The umbrella body’s criticisms have been prompted by a recent report from the Voluntary Sector National Training Organisation (VSNTO) which shows that 70% of voluntary organisations suffer recruitment problems due to a lack of interest in the positions they advertise. Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img