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The team at Gradplus are pleased to provide you with coverage of the key issues and stories in the graduate sector.


Cips: Fewer service sector jobs

Jobs opportunities in the service sector are decreasing as a result of the credit crunch, it has been claimed.

Research carried out by economic indicator provider NTC and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Cips) revealed a lowly purchasing managers index (PMI) reading of 49.8. read more...


Digital media industry remains healthy

The UK's digital media industry remains confident over employment opportunities, according to a recent survey.

Research carried out by London-based digital media network Chinwag suggests 72 per cent of the digital media professionals are not overly concerned about current market conditions, reports Onrec.com. read more...


Graduates look east for opportunity

UK graduates are flocking east to new European Union states in order to find employment.

Skilled university leavers are in high demand across various industry sectors in eastern Europe, reports the Guardian.

Among the most popular areas for gradate ex-pats are property, economics and teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). read more...


Networking sites could help and hinder graduates

Graduate job seekers may find that networking websites such as Myspace, Facebook and Bebo could be both friend and foe when looking for employment, onrec.com reports.

It seems that opinion is split on the matter. read more...


Internet job vacancies on the increase

Graduate jobseekers need to use the internet as a major source of vacancies after Jobcentre Plus research showed that the web was becoming increasingly popular with recruiters.

Employers looking for staff are increasingly turning to the internet. Last year 25 per cent of all vacancies were advertised online. read more...


Show me the Money!

The average graduate owes £13,000 at present. But as tuition fees rise to £3,000 a year, most students entering university in 2006 are expected to emerge with debts of between £20,000 and £25,000. A well-paid career at the end of their studies becomes a vital consideration. read more...


Is this really the moment to be taking time out?

How do you fry a young brain? Hannibal Lector could offer you a few tips - as, no doubt, could the staff running some of Britain's top seats of learning. For summer is not a happy time for finalists. read more...


Students lose confidence in graduate job market

Student confidence in the graduate jobs market has plummeted since Labour came to power, according to a major survey published today. read more...


Graduate career aspirations - a retention nightmare?

A new Young Professionals (or 'Second Jobber') survey conducted by Hobsons as part of their annual Graduate Recruitment Review has found that no less than 91% of graduate recruits leave their first 'career job' within two years. read more...


Who wants a grad job?

Not, it seems, all of today's graduates. While employers have generous packages on offer, the priority for many young people is working a career around a lifestyle, says Clare Hargreaves

Undaunted by their burdens of debt, growing numbers of students are opting to head for the beach rather than the office after graduating. read more...

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