Employers embrace CDU's Graduate Recruitment Fair 


Employers are embracing Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) 2006 Graduate Recruitment Fair in a bid to boost the number of quality candidates to fill positions within their companies.

Thirty employers will be exhibiting tomorrow (Tuesday 29 August) at the University’s Casuarina campus, ranging from Northern Territory and Australian Government agencies to private enterprise, community service agencies and professional associations.

They are looking for students and graduates from both the vocational and technical education (VTE) and higher education sectors with opportunities ranging from apprenticeships to graduate recruitment programs.

CDU’s coordinator for Careers and Student Recruitment, Adelia Mu-Prasad, said the high level of participation reflects the current competitive state of the employment market.

“It’s not surprising that so many employers have wanted to be a part of this event—good quality candidates are becoming increasingly difficult to attract due to the increasing need for graduates overall, but especially in such disciplines as engineering, business, education and IT,” said Ms Mu-Prasad.

“Many students get offered positions before they even graduate,” she added.

Ms Mu-Prasad said the event was also a great way to keep local graduates working for the benefit of the NT.

“Retaining local graduates to work in the Territory is obviously a good thing for the Territory’s economy and because they are already settled here and are familiar with the issues here, their transition to work will be that much easier,” she said.

“This includes our international students, many of whom would be happy to stay and work here. And this year, many exhibitors have indicated that they will have opportunities for our international students.”

The Graduate Recruitment Fair 2006 will be held at the basketball court, building 31, Casuarina Campus, from 11am to 6pm on Tuesday 29 August. A copy of the program can be accessed at: www.cdu.edu.au/careers.