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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.


Jobs market boost for December

December saw a "solid" rise in the jobs market, meaning potential opportunities for people on graduate schemes. read more...


Top firms promise to create UK jobs and graduate opportunities

Top firms including Asda, Centrica and Microsoft have promised to create jobs in the UK this year, as part of plans to drive economic growth.

Some 300,000 jobs have been created in the private sector over the past six months, according to the Conservatives, many of which were new read more...


PM's pledge on private-sector jobs welcomed

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has welcomed David Cameron's pledge to stimulate private-sector growth and jobs, something that could lead to more graduate opportunities. read more...


Graduate vacancies may be created by Scottish business support package

Graduate vacancies may be opening in Scotland as one of the benefits of a European Union business development fund for the country.

The Scottish government is to receive £6.


Tax cuts for new firms may create graduate opportunities

The government is planning to bring in a range of tax cuts for newly-started businesses to boost the economy; in turn, this may create more graduate jobs. read more...


University cuts could result in fewer graduate job hunters

The coalition government's latest plans to cut university funding by around £680 million could undermine the UK's position on the world stage and result in fewer people competing for graduate vacancies, the UCU lecturers' union has warned. read more...


Expert recommends continued investment in graduate vacancies

Businesses need to innovate in order to be successful at the moment and this should be borne in mind during the recruitment process, an expert has suggested. read more...


London Business School leavers 'likely to secure graduate placements'

The vast majority of students at London Business School secure employment or a place on a graduate scheme shortly after leaving, new figures show. read more...


1,100 graduate opportunities at consultancy firm

A leading business consultancy firm has increased the number of graduate opportunities at the organisation and is now set to hire over 1,000 university-leavers. read more...


Increase in VAT threshold could create graduate jobs

Hundreds of graduates could find employment if the VAT threshold is increased, say a leading business organisation.

Last week, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) announced that up to 35,000 jobs could be created in small firms if the government raises the threshold at which small firms start to pay VAT. read more...

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