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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.

08/10/2008

Deloitte looks to attract more women into graduate jobs

Financial services firm Deloitte is looking to attract more women into graduate jobs at the firm, it has reported.

Speaking to the Times, Tom Crawford, head of employee engagement and diversity at the accountants, explained that while 57 per cent of university graduates in the UK are women, the company's intake is closer to 40 per cent. read more...

07/10/2008

Hospitality industry 'must do more on graduate jobs'

The hospitality industry needs to do more to attract talented people into graduate jobs, according to one expert. read more...

03/10/2008

Accountants 'finding graduate jobs in food sector'

Newly qualified accountants are increasingly finding graduate jobs in the consumer goods sector, it has been claimed.

According to Karen Young, regional director of Hays Senior Finance in Essex and East Anglia, the growing demand for food and drink products in the UK is fuelling this growth. read more...

03/10/2008

Co-op sees rise in graduate jobs interest

A redesign of the firm's training course has seen the number of people applying for graduate jobs with the Co-operative Group double in the last three years, figures show.

The company received 2,233 enquiries about its graduate programme this year, compared to 845 in 2005, reports Personnel Today. read more...

02/10/2008

Physics 'can lead to a variety of graduate jobs'

Those with a physics degree might find themselves in graduate jobs in some relatively unusual sectors, it has been claimed.

Writing for Nature.com, Bill Wakeham, chair of the Research Council UK's review of the subject, explained that physics graduates contribute to a wide range of sectors. read more...

02/10/2008

Ipsos Mori launches graduate jobs drive

Research firm Ipsos Mori has launched a campaign to encourage people to apply for graduate jobs at the firm, it has been revealed.

According to the company, it is looking to "remove any negative and outdated preconceptions graduates may have about a career in research", reports MRWeb.com. read more...

02/10/2008

Teaching 'attracting better graduates'

Teaching is increasingly attractive as a graduate job as it appeals to those who do not want to be stuck behind a desk, it has been claimed.

Speaking to the Independent, James Randall, a newly qualified teacher, explains that aside from the fact positions can be found relatively easily, the career offers a number of other advantages. read more...

01/10/2008

Civil service 'offers great graduate jobs'

The civil service is one of the best places for graduate jobs, according to one newspaper.

Writing for the Times, Martin Birchall explains that the body, which carries out the administrative work of government, offers a range of careers for university levers. read more...

01/10/2008

Graduate jobs news: More male teachers needed

A lack of male teachers could be damaging the development of school boys, a new study suggests.

In news which might be on interest to those looking for graduate jobs, a survey by the Training and Development Agency (TDA) reveals 48 per cent of men stated a male primary school teacher acted as a fundamental role model to them. read more...

30/09/2008

Public sector 'offers graduate finance jobs'

Those looking for graduate jobs in finance might want to look to the public sector, according to one expert.

Jan McQuaker, regional director at Hays Public Services, explains that bodies in the sector can have massive turnovers and so finance skills are always in demand. read more...

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