Many soon-to-graduate college students expecting on-the-job training are likely to be disappointed.

While 80 percent of them expect their employers to provide them with a formal training program, 52 percent of those who graduated from college within the past two years say they did not receive training in their first job.

That was the big takeaway from a survey by Accenture that examined workplace expectations of upcoming 2014 grads and the workplace realities as reported by graduates minted in 2012 and 2013. The consulting firm interviewed more than 2,000 people for its survey.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.