The importance of first time passes
Many recruitment companies would agree with the sentiment that in the current tough jobs market, the majority of their clients value first time passes in trainees more than ever before. Alex Miller reports.
This is especially true of larger firms, which continue to use ever-stricter criteria to whittle down applications.
Employers also like trainees to have completed their studies in good time, rather than taking a long time to complete exams. Rightly or wrongly, employers often assume trainees who have taken a long time to complete studies have had to sit retakes or have deferred.