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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.


Graduates hit with student loan rate increase

Graduates were dealt a blow yesterday (August 26th) after it emerged that the zero rate of interest on their student loans has been scrapped.

The Student Loans Company confirmed that for anyone who secured a loan after 1998 will be charged 1.5 per cent interest during the year to August 31st 2011. read more...


Sectors with skill shortages 'will offer many graduate vacancies'

University leavers should consider which sectors currently have skill shortages when they are hunting for graduate opportunities, it was claimed today (August 25th). read more...


Graduate scheme hunters given CV and covering letter advice

Britons looking for graduate vacancies have today (August 24th) been given a range of tips for optimising their applications. read more...


Students should 'look beyond' graduate placements

University leavers should be prepared to look beyond graduate schemes when they are looking for a full-time job, it has been suggested. read more...


Fewer NEETs in second quarter, graduate placement firms are told

The number of young Britons not in education, employment or training (NEET) has fallen, companies which operate graduate schemes have been informed.

According to the latest figures from the Department for Education (DfE), 16. read more...


Scots struggling to secure graduate opportunities

The number of Scottish university leavers out of work as they attempt to secure a graduate placement increased last year, it has been suggested. read more...


Top-earning graduate scheme members 'may face extra levy'

Britons who progress to the highest-earning graduate placements could face a 20 per cent levy on top of their tuition fees, it has been suggested. read more...


Future graduate placement candidates 'need support' to manage debts

The UK's graduate scheme hunters of the future need better advice when they are considering which universities to apply for, it has been suggested.

Tanya de Grunwald, founder of graduate career advice website GraduateFog.co. read more...


Kia to offer graduate opportunities

The British arm of a major South Korean car manufacturer is set to launch a graduate scheme, it was confirmed today (August 13th). read more...


First Derivatives welcomes 50 new starters on graduate placements

Fifty young Britons looking for graduate opportunities are celebrating this week after landing jobs with a software firm in Northern Ireland. read more...

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