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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.


University degrees v apprenticeship schemes

With university fees rising generally and graduate job vacancies becoming increasingly difficult to locate, it is unsurprising that the latest official figures show that more people are applying for apprenticeships over university places. read more...


Bauer Radio to set up academy for graduates

Bauer Media has announced plans to set up a ‘Radio Academy’ to find new talent and invest in graduates.

Seven graduate positions will be created along with a new commercial trainer role. read more...


FDM Group combats assertion that graduates are unfit for work

A recent study, commissioned by the Young Enterprise charity, revealed that three in four bosses believe graduates do not possess the skills needed to enter the world of work. 

The research indicated that thousands of young people currently attend job interviews without the “vital employability skills” needed to secure a graduate role. read more...


FDM Group supports outstanding IT undergraduates

FDM Group is once again supporting emerging talent within the IT industry by sponsoring an award for the Best Development Project at the University of Brighton. read more...


Those in early graduate roles find they have to 'tread through mud'

Those in graduate roles - and younger workers generally - often find themselves "having to tread through mud" in the early stages of their career, according to Right Corecare. read more...


Over 7,500 jobs to be created in north-west shipping

University-leavers looking for graduate opportunities may be interested to hear that over 7,500 new jobs look set to be created in the north-west over the next decade. read more...


Calls for pay gap to be reduced

The best talent could be encouraged into graduate jobs with competitive wages, if new evidence is to be believed.

According to IPPR, one of the biggest gripes in the workforce is the discrepancy between pay for entry-level positions and read more...


BMW investing in UK graduate opportunities

BMW Group could be creating new graduate opportunities in the UK thanks to a £500 million investment in its manufacturing operations with a focus on its MINI brand. read more...


Increase in number of private universities 'probable'

There may be an increase in private universities being set up in the UK, according to Push.co.uk.

Johnny Rich, editor of the website said that most students would not be able to afford the high fees. read more...


Young employees 'less likely to ask for help'

Employees in graduate roles - and young workers in general - are reluctant to ask their managers for help despite needing more support their older collegues, according to Right Corecare.

Kevin Friery, clinical director at the organisation, said that this was likely to be due to how younger generations handled pressure. read more...

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