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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.


Graduates 'calling the shots' in the jobs market

Graduates have more say than employers over what they can realistically expect of the UK jobs market, according to a new report. read more...


Universities UK rejects 'non-courses' claims

Suggestions from the Taxpayers' Alliance that hundreds of British university courses are a waste of time and effort have been dismissed by Universities UK. read more...


Universities may not be equipping graduates for work

Higher education is not sufficiently preparing students for the world of work, an IT employment firm has claimed.

Just IT recruitment argues that while graduates are obviously able, they lack some fundamental skills necessary for success in the workplace, reports onrec.com. read more...


Graduates earn £100,000 more

Graduates will earn an average of £100,000 more than students who take their A-levels but then rule-out higher education, new government research has shown. read more...


Graduates should be prepared for on-line network checks

Graduates and other job-seekers are increasingly having their credentials checked out by potential employers via social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.

According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), more and more firms looking for candidates with specialist skills are turning to the popular websites. read more...


NUS express concern over graduate employment

Despite the increase in graduate employment the National Union of Students (NUS) has expressed its concern over the type of work that university leavers are being offered.

The NUS also claimed that an "old boys club" culture was restricting the opportunities of graduates of certain universities. read more...


Most students working to pay for studies

More than half of students have part-time jobs to help with the rising cost of university, a high street bank has revealed.

According to Halifax, some 52 per cent of UK university goers have to seek employment to make ends meet. read more...


Graduates should prepare for work disharmony

Graduate job seekers may find that starting a new job may be more difficult than anticipated - because they dislike their co-workers.

A poll conducted by jobs2view.com has revealed that up to 12 million disgruntled workers cannot stand to be around the colleagues. read more...


Degree classification key to graduate employment

Students who have graduated from university with a 2:1 or higher have an unemployment rate of around 6 per cent, new figures have shown. read more...


Companies left counting the cost of 'sickies'

Days off due to fraudulent illness are costing UK companies £3.5 billion a year, new research has claimed.

The study, conducted by Peninsula, suggests that that more than 82 million days are taken off with bogus illness and that, including legitimate sickness, the cost to firms is £20.9 billion. read more...

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