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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.

09/12/2008

TUC offers advice for home seekers

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has launched a new publication entitled A Place to Live which aims to encourage more young people on to the housing ladder.

Contained in the leaflet is information the various accommodation options for young people, such as living with parents, renting and purchasing a home. read more...

08/12/2008

Training 'valued by graduates'

Graduates value training and development opportunities in the workplace highly - especially coaching and mentoring, a new study has indicated.

Research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) indicates that one third of respondents see training as their first choice of benefit other than salary. read more...

05/12/2008

Mortgages 'boost' for graduates as Bank cuts rates again

The decision of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee to cut interest rates again may come as a boost to graduates seeking to establish a foothold on the housing ladder.

After last month's shock reduction from 4.5 to three per cent, the Bank took another one per cent at rates, leaving them at a historic low. read more...

05/12/2008

Mortgages 'boost' for graduates as Bank cuts rates again

The decision of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee to cut interest rates again may come as a boost to graduates seeking to establish a foothold on the housing ladder.

After last month's shock reduction from 4.5 to three per cent, the Bank took another one per cent at rates, leaving them at a historic low. read more...

05/12/2008

Grad jobs news: Young workers desire social aspects of work

While flexible working practices are becoming increasingly commonplace among UK firms, a new study has indicated that young people wish to work in the traditional office environment.

Research conducted by Vodafone has indicated that 60 per cent of 14-18 year olds are looking forward to the community aspect of full-time employment. read more...

03/12/2008

Office health 'must be taken seriously'

Graduates whose desired jobs necessitate that they work at a desk for large parts of the day should be aware of the potential health risks of poor posture, it has been claimed. read more...

27/11/2008

Four out of five 'satisfied' in graduate jobs

Students worrying about life after university need not fear – as the majority of university leavers are happy in their graduate jobs, a new study has indicated. read more...

25/11/2008

Housing market 'more transparent' for buyers

Graduates seeking to establish a foothold on the housing ladder may be able to benefit from a "more transparent" market, it has been claimed. read more...

21/11/2008

Healthy lifestyle 'can reduce employment stress'

Workers can reduce the likelihood of suffering from stress in the workplace by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it has been suggested.

In comments which may be of interest to those working in graduate jobs, Bupa UK assistant clinical director Dr Rebecca Small said professionals should eat a healthy, balanced diet and take regular exercise. read more...

21/11/2008

Careers news: Workplace bullying 'must be tackled'

Employers must do whatever they can to restrict bullying in the workplace, a charity organisation has suggested. read more...

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