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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.


New graduates earn an average of £20,000

The average pay for graduates leaving full-time degree programmes is £20,000, according to statistics published today. read more...


Graduates: University study 'a good idea'

The majority of graduates believe their decision to go to university was a good one, a new study has claimed. read more...


No increase in female board members

New research suggests the number of women on UK boards has increased little in the last two years.

A study conducted by the European Professional Women’s Network and executive search recruitment firm Egon Zehnder International has found the UK to be lagging behind other European countries, reports Recruiter.

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Foreign graduate visa law changes

University-leavers from abroad should note that changes to Tier 1 of the UK government's Points-Based System (PBS) were introduced yesterday. read more...


Employee training plans 'reneged upon'

The government has performed a u-turn over plans to give workers paid time off work for training purposes, a leading trade union has claimed. read more...


Lecturer pay rises may draw graduates towards academia

Lecturer pay rises have been among the best in the public sector of the past few years, it has been claimed.

A survey conducted by the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has revealed that higher education staff received salary increases of between 30 per cent between 2001 and 2007. read more...


Jobhunters 'should always list workplace achievements'

Job applicants who do not list their workplace achievements on their CV could be doing themselves out of a job, according to a new study.

Research conducted by iProfile.org interviewed 1,000 jobseekers and 200 employers about the issue. read more...


Graduates 'should prioritise debts'

Graduates should concentrate on paying off any high-interest credit card debts early and then focus on their student loan repayments, an expert has claimed.

Moneynet.co.uk has noted that the interest on a credit card will accrue significantly faster than that of a student loan. read more...


Job hunters 'comfortable using social networks'

Today's graduates feel relaxed about contacting potential employers via social networking sites, it has bee claimed.

Jayne Rowley, publishing director for Graduate Prospects, said prospective employers can be identified by using such sites, especially now that they are increasingly expanding their reach into professional areas. read more...


More seeking second income

More people are turning to freelance work in their spare time to boost their salaries, according to an online service marketplace.

PeoplePerHour has attributed the increase in those taking on extra work to consumer inflation, as "skilled professionals are struggling to make ends meet". read more...

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