However, it is critical that there is continued investment in talent, as it is talent that will separate the winners and the losers in this harsh economic climate. - Paula Patritti
Hardly surprising given the economic climate and WPP's clients in the finance sector. - Holly Martins
Thank God I accepted my offer as soon as I was offered it, or I may not be starting my career on Monday! - Daniel Bryan Hopwood
I am an ad student and am seriously worried that I am going to be unemployed for a long, long time after I graduate. Not looking good. - Zivai Anesu
Grad schemes are relatively expensive to run, but since much of the work will have been put in place already, I wouldn't expect the larger agencies to cancel them, or scale them back significantly, until next year's intake. But Zivai may be right about the smaller agencies. - Dave Stoker
WPP is just doing what every sensible business is doing right now (and should always do), namely keeping a tight rein on costs. If I was a grad, I wouldn't be too disheartened - assuming you are intelligent, hard-working and persistent, you will find a job, but you may have to work harder at it. - Eddie May
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