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Graduate Skills Are Trainable!

Derek Biddle (Strategies (Human Resources Consultancy) Ltd, Southampton, UK)
Anne Hamill (Strategies (Human Resources Consultancy) Ltd, Southampton, UK)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 February 1992



Examines the differences between graduates and non‐graduates from the viewpoint of managerial potential and in the light of the question, “Can graduate calibre people be equipped with the same skills by a limited period of training, without university experience?” Reviews the case of a professional self‐management programme, common to graduates and non‐graduates, which concentrates on the graduate skills of debating, thinking, analysis, research and resource investigation skills, and confidence. Concludes that each group is a mirror image of the other and each can learn greatly from the other.



Biddle, D. and Hamill, A. (1992), "Graduate Skills Are Trainable!", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 66-75.




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