The industry seems intent on blaming the universities and vice versa, and we as graduates get caught in the middle. Combine this with the industry's antiquated ideas of graduate recruitment and is it any surprise that there is a lack of recruits?
There will be no quick fix to attract new graduates, although the industry could learn a lot from recent government initiatives to boost numbers of teachers. Everyone is responsible for recruitment into our industry, not just one party.
Richard Hamlin, graduate construction manager, Kent, via email.