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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.


Government launches graduate jobs guide

An online guide to help those leaving university this summer aware of the graduate job opportunities that are available to them has been released by the government.

Supported by the National Union of Students (NUS), the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills guide will also be sent to all graduates over the next few weeks. read more...


Social networking 'a growing recruitment tool'

People looking for graduate jobs could be interested to read that growing number of recruiters are looking to find candidates using social networks.

New research undertaken on behalf of mypeoplebiz.com has found that 78 per cent of businesses now use both social networking and social media in order to attract people to jobs with them. read more...


London job scheme unveiled

A new £23 million commitment to help people in the capital find jobs has been unveiled by the Mayor of London.

Boris Johnson announced the new scheme while at a visit to the A4e in Shepherd's Bush, outlining his vision for the initiative to offer skills and employment support to over 20,000 unemployed people in London. read more...


Touch typing 'an essential skill'

People in the UK looking for graduate jobs should consider learning touch typing, as the skill is essential, according to a leading specialist training provider.

Pitman Training claims touch typing is a skill which is vital in the "current challenging employment market". read more...


Graduates to receive help at job fair

Graduates in the north-east have been invited to a recruitment fair in Newcastle in June, which will allow them to meet prospective employers and receive advice for job hunting. read more...


Employers should offer higher-skilled graduate jobs

A new report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills has shown that graduates are too over-qualified for many of the jobs currently available to them. read more...


Employers 'not interested' in postgraduate qualifications

Those looking to avoid the difficult search for graduate jobs at the moment by applying for postgraduate study have been warned that they should only take that route if it is relevant to their career choice. read more...


One in ten young people lie on CV

Young people are the most likely to lie about their qualifications to enhance their CV, according to a report.

More than one in ten young workers aged 18-24 admitted to lying on their CV in a report by employee verification experts Callcredit Direct.

Derek Woodhouse, manager at Callcredit Direct, told onrec.


Government scheme to boost graduate jobs this summer

People looking for graduate jobs this summer will be offered help in the form of a new graduate internship initiative launched by universities and skills secretary John Denham. read more...


Graduates can use Facebook to 'brand themselves'

Those looking for graduate jobs should be treating social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as online CVs, according to an expert. read more...

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