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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.


Graduate jobs: Top 10 skills that employers look for

Finding and securing your ideal graduate job can be a lengthy process and candidates are always looking for any hints and tips that will give them the competitive edge. read more...


Loughborough University appeals for online votes for its technology competition

This year’s Enterprise Awards, held by Loughborough University, are looking for people across the UK to cast their vote on winners of its leading university research projects. read more...


Universities charged with delivering basic skills to undergraduates

Although students should have mastered skills in reading, writing and arithmetic by the time they embark on their degree courses, it appears that there is still a basic skills shortage among the undergraduate population. read more...


Changes to university application process scrapped

Plans to change the application process for university courses have been abandoned, after they were called into question by Higher Education institutions and schools. read more...


March deadlines for graduate positions

Graduates who want to get ahead of the game by applying early for a graduate position should take a quick perusal of the following deadlines for graduate trainee programmes.



Writing the perfect graduate CV

You’ve put in three hard years of study, got your degree certificate in hand and you’re now ready to show the graduate job market exactly what you’ve got. read more...


Common graduate interview questions and how to answer them

After spending hours perfecting your CV, you may still face the daunting hurdle of attending interviews that may run into second and third rounds.

Employers will ask questions that test your expertise, challenge your thinking and examine your dominant personality traits. read more...


The Open University: The Essential Guide

The Open University (OU) was founded in 1969 by Harold Wilson's Labour government and has since become the foremost figure in distance learning. The University had 250,000 students on its books in 2011, making it the largest University in Europe via student enrollment. read more...


Dyson to create hundreds of jobs for graduates

Engineering firm Dyson has announced plans to create 300 jobs after experiencing a record turnover in profits. At least 150 of the new jobs will be open to graduate applications. 

The company, which is best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has over 3,600 staff worldwide and the new roles would be based in the Wiltshire HQ. read more...


Prospective accountancy graduates not up to scratch

A new study from Ernst and Young has revealed the reality of graduates looking for employment within the financial sector.

A recent survey of 1,000 UK students looking for employment with accountancy firm Ernst and Young produced some fascinating conclusions. read more...

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