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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.


Tourism marketing 'offers attractive graduate jobs'

Marketing roles are attractive to those looking for graduate jobs in the tourism sector, according to one expert.

Claire Steiner, director and chair of education and training at the Institute of Travel and Tourism, explained the opportunity to see new locations is part of the appeal. read more...


Hospitality recruitment 'holding firm'

The UK hospitality industry has received a jobs boost, as plans for a £200 million hotel and restaurant complex in Newcastle-upon-Tyne are unveiled. read more...


Hospitality jobs 'still available' for graduates

Graduate recruitment in the hotel and hospitality sector should not be overly affected by the credit crunch, according to one industry expert.

Paula Rogers, managing director at hospitality staffing firm Admiral, claims that a recession does will not necessarily bring about a tail-off in business within the sector, reports Recruiter. read more...


Graduate jobs news: Travelodge start recruitment campaign

A new Travelodge hotel near Glasgow has begun recruiting staff as it prepares to open.

In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs in the area, the firm is looking for an assistant manager and 24 other workers for its King's Inch Road project, reports the Glasgow Evening Times. read more...


Leisure industry 'struggling to keep talent'

New research has indicated that the leisure sector is finding it difficult to recruit and retain employees despite the credit crunch, which could be of note to graduates. 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...


Hospitality firms urged to turn to graduates

Hospitality companies can safeguard the future of the industry if they employ more graduates, a sector specialist has claimed.

In a report on its website, CatererSearch argues that graduates are more than worth their cost in training and wages. read more...


Aardvark: More graduates in games development needed

Aardvark Swift, the specialist video game recruitment consultancy, is calling on UK games developers to employ more graduates, according to developmag.com.

With a lack of graduate talent in the industry the recruitment specialist is attempting to target university students to solve its recruitment headache. read more...


Leisure sector jobs in London receive new skills pledge

Mayor Ken Livingstone has launched a new hospitality skills strategy in a bid to boost training and standards in all hospitality and leisure sector jobs in London in the run up to the 2012 Olympics in the city. read more...


Leading UK leisure company ups bid for Everlast

Leading UK leisure company Sports Direct International has increased its bid for top US boxing brand Everlast to $182.3m (£90.7m). read more...

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