Yes and No, depending on many conditions, scenarios and the level of testing effort requires.
If you want to hire a full-time Software Tester, you need to be very selective and stringent in the selection process. Their skills, knowledge and experiences must matched with your team needs to progress. Above all, is their personality and character, either the candidates able to integrate with your team and development team smoothly. For fresh grads, the main criteria will be their attitude and personality that we safely feel confident they can be mould to become a tester.