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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.

20/07/2010

Dragons' Den star's academy celebrates first graduates

A group of budding entrepreneurs have graduated from the new business academy set up by Dragons' Den star Peter Jones.

The National Enterprise Academy was set up by the multi-millionaire last September and the first batch of 24 students graduated in a gala ceremony at the City of Manchester Stadium last week. read more...

20/07/2010

One in two graduates 'will need a decade' to pay off student debts

Students are becoming increasingly concerned about their debts as they prepare to enter the graduate jobs market, it has been suggested. read more...

15/07/2010

Three to five years before confidence returns to employment market, graduates told

Graduates may be waiting between three and five years before the overall jobs market fully recovers, it has been suggested.

Phil Flaxton, the chief executive of Work Wise UK, has noted that the signals coming from the government suggest that the public sector is to suffer job cuts in the near future. read more...

13/07/2010

Graduates told to look outside major cities for jobs

Individuals should be prepared to look at opportunities within some of the UK's smaller locations to boost their chances of securing a graduate job, it has been suggested. read more...

13/07/2010

Learning new skills can fill CV gaps, graduate job-hunters advised

Jobseekers have been advised to learn new skills so as to fill any gaps that they may have in their CVs.

With tens of thousands of university leavers currently fighting it out to land places on graduate training schemes, the Guardian has reported that the typical employer now reads 70 CVs for every vacancy. read more...

13/07/2010

Students working harder to hit graduate job requirements, expert says

University students are pushing themselves harder than ever in order to get a good degree and land a top graduate job, it has been suggested. read more...

09/07/2010

Government's 'savage' cuts will impact graduate job hunters

The coalition government's planned spending cuts will "decimate" the opportunities available to graduates, it was suggested today (July 9th).

In a letter to the Guardian, Martina Milburn, chief executive of the Prince's Trust, expressed her concern about public sector cuts and recruitment freezes in the private sector. read more...

08/07/2010

Graduates given more than a degree at University of Northampton

Young adults sealing places at the University of Northampton will be helped to not only get a degree by teaching staff, but also improve their chances of gaining a graduate job once they leave. read more...

08/07/2010

REC warns against 'lost generation' of graduates

Graduates are increasingly at risk of being "scarred by unemployment" as a result of the recession, new research has claimed.

The Recruitment and Employment Federation's (REC) Youth Employment Taskforce conducted a study which found that 16 to 24-year-olds are struggling to get their careers moving in the current jobs market. read more...

07/07/2010

Deloitte to launch more graduate jobs in next year

Individuals searching for graduate jobs in Wales may find their prospects enhanced in the coming year as Deloitte has announced it is to take on more university leavers.

Wales Online reports that the business advisory firm is planning to recruit 30 graduates in the upcoming 12 months as it intends to grow its presence in the country. read more...

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