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Work experience equal to 2 A levels

Pre-employment work experience is becoming increasingly important, according to a survey of 1,000 employers carried out by Ambition AXA Awards. Some employers even rate work experience as equal to two, (or more important than) A levels, when recruiting new staff. Almost a third (31 per cent) would value it as highly in a candidate as two A levels, while 26 per cent would compare it with one A level.  According to the poll, employers say that the most important factor when employing new staff at entry level is the applicant’s character/personality (62%). The 8th most important factor is possession of a degree, considered most important by 22% of employers. More than half of the employers also said that graduates are not leaving education with the right work skills.

www.ambitionaxaawards.com/content/work-experience-%E2%80%98worth-equivalent-two-levels%E2%80%99-say-employers

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