Being a graduate designer, I can relate to the frustration of not being given the chance to prove my capabilities when applying for positions. The reason is always the same: no experience.
Perhaps employers should look at the situation from a different angle – a graduate may have little experience within the industry but the employer could use that to their advantage by “moulding” the individual to suit their company – creating someone who understands the employers’ desires, yet has a design discipline gained throughout their studies. Graduates can also bring energy and inspiration to a company.
To discover someone with natural talent, who has great ideas and is passionate about design, then not give them the one chance they need, is not only diabolical but also a waste of creativity.
Cheshire CW7 1EX