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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.

07/07/2010

AGR tells graduate recruiters to look beyond degree grades

Some companies are being encouraged to look beyond degree grades when they look to fill graduate job positions, it has been stated. read more...

07/07/2010

Graduates 'need to be flexible' in current jobs market

Graduates should be open to finding jobs in a number of different sectors in the current economic climate, one industry observer suggested yesterday (July 6th). read more...

06/07/2010

New government grant to recruit graduate teachers

Individuals looking for graduate teaching jobs may find it easier to do so in the future thanks to a £4 million government grant. read more...

06/07/2010

Seventy applicants for each graduate job, says AGR

Graduates could now be vying with almost 70 other applicants when they attempt to secure a job in the coming months, according to new research.

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) polled over 200 major firms, such as JP Morgan and Vodafone, and found that their average number of candidates per vacancy has reached 68.8 this year. read more...

05/07/2010

UCAS system causing employers to miss 'fantastic' graduate talent

Graduate recruiters who adopt the UCAS points system for judging applicants could be missing out on some "fantastic talent", it was claimed on Friday (July 2nd). read more...

01/07/2010

Graduates should do 'fewer and better quality' applications

Graduates should spread their applications more thinly and focus on quality to give themselves the best chance of landing a job, according to one expert.

Earlier this week, new research from High Fliers suggested that an average of 45 applicants are chasing each role, despite overall vacancies rising by 18 per cent. read more...

30/06/2010

Economics graduates 'have wide-ranging opportunities'

Britons who graduate with economics degree have a number of opportunities available to them as they decide which career path to embark on, it has been suggested.

According to a new report in the Guardian, of the 53 per cent of economics graduates who entered employment in 2008, almost half secured business or finance-related roles. read more...

30/06/2010

Top ten tips for securing and keeping a graduate job

University leavers have been given ten tips to help them secure and keep a full-time role as they prepare to graduate in the near future.

In its latest Visions of Britain 2020 report, Friends Provident has suggested that the jobs market in the UK will remain "volatile" as unemployment continues to rise. read more...

30/06/2010

Graduates to face 'tough job hunt' in 2010

Graduates are likely to face stiff competition for jobs when they leave university this summer, according to new research published today (June 30th).

The latest High Fliers survey of 100 top employers revealed that vacancies are up by 18 per cent on a year-on-year basis, while the average starting salary has risen from £27,000 to £29,000. read more...

29/06/2010

Graduates in the workplace 'to rise by 50%' in next decade

The number of graduates working in the UK will increase dramatically in the next ten years, according to a new report.

In the latest instalment of its Visions of Britain 2020 series, Friends Provident predicted that there will be nine million graduates in the workplace in 2020, which is 50 per cent higher than at present. read more...

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