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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.


Small businesses should take on graduates, expert says

Small businesses could easily manage their finances to find the money to gain from the extra skills a graduate can bring to a company, an industry figure has said. read more...


Somerset graduate employers urged to recruit trainees

Companies in the south-west of England have been encouraged to take on young people with degrees, despite the current tough economic climate. read more...


Graduates decide on top employers

Graduate employers are to be judged by their degree-level employees in a new survey, the results of which will be announced at a national ceremony.

Over 100,000 of those currently in graduate jobs are to give their opinions on the company they work for in order to help future university leavers to decide where they want to work. read more...


Graduate employers have 'learned from previous recessions'

Some graduate employers will keep up levels of recruitment this year because they have learnt the lessons of previous economic downturns, according to one expert. read more...


Graduates are a 'long-term investment' for employers

Employers must see graduates as an investment over a period of time, according to one industry figure.

Chris Morall, recruitment management specialist at Talent Transitions, was commenting on the recent decision by BT to cut the number of graduate jobs it will supply over the next year. read more...


Graduates being kept on file for jobs

With graduate employers reducing their intake of university leavers, those who give a good impression could see themselves be put on a list and offered jobs when the worst of the recession is over. read more...


Graduate recruitment gains turnover for firm

A graduate employer in Cornwall has seen its incomings increase three-fold since taking on a degree-holder from a nearby university.

Nicky Dines, a business graduate from Cornwall College, has helped environmental hygiene specialists QES by adding fresh talent to its mix of staff through a scheme called Unlocking Cornish Potential. read more...


Graduate helps north-east firm with 'fresh ideas'

A pharmaceuticals company in the north-east has seen its graduate recruitment drive help it to increase the results its workforce can achieve. read more...


Graduate employers blamed for job dearth

A new report by top graduate recruiter PricewaterhouseCoopers has shown that university leavers believe employers are to blame for the lack of work opportunities available to them. read more...


PR employers extol virtues of graduate recruitment

PR businesses thinking of cutting the number of graduate jobs they will provide this year will be hurting their operations, according to several employers. read more...

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