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Medical graduates landing NHS jobs 'should have debts paid off'

Medical graduates should have their student debts repaid for them if they secure a job with the NHS, the Associated Press reports today (June 29th).

A finance survey by the British Medical Association (BMA) revealed that students face debts of £37,000 on average when they graduate, or £57,000 if they study in London. read more...


Graduates 'favouring maths and science teaching jobs'

Graduates are increasingly choosing to apply for teaching training in the current economic climate, according to new research.

The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) has revealed that applications for maths and science teaching jobs are up by 33 per cent and 40 per cent respectively on last year. read more...


Graduate teachers 'should be flexible about job location'

Graduate teachers will have more chance of landing a full-time role if they are open to working in a variety of locations, it has been suggested. read more...


Fraud warning for online graduate job hunters

Graduate job hunters are being warned about the dangers of falling prey to internet fraudsters. read more...


Entrepreneurial graduates 'require support' for start-ups

The government should be looking to support British graduates who are keen to set up their own businesses, it has been suggested.

Michael Baxter, editor of Investment and Business News, conceded that the wide-ranging public cuts announced by chancellor George Osborne this week were to be expected. read more...


TUC welcomes apprenticeship minimum wage

Introducing the national minimum wage for apprentices will help ensure the quality of the courses they are being offered, it has been suggested.

Earlier this week, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills revealed that the minimum wage will be given to apprentices for the first time from October 1st. read more...


Construction companies call for greater graduate recruitment

Construction firms are keen to look toward graduates in an attempt to boost the lack of suitable employees in the sector, it has been suggested.

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) found that the vast majority (72 per cent) of companies believe there is a skills shortage in the industry, despite the impact of the recession. read more...


Graduate job opportunities 'are still out there'

Graduates should feel positive about their chances of finding employment as there are still plenty of opportunities available, it has been suggested. read more...


Labour market to be "very fickle" in coming years

The UK labour market is set to be changeable for the next few years at least, graduates have been warned.

Last week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the employment rate for the three months to April 2010 was 72.1 per cent, representing a quarterly decline of 0.1 per cent. read more...


High-flyers advised to take a break, even in high-pressured graduate jobs

Though doubtless keen to make a good impression, professionals in graduate jobs should be wary of pushing themselves too hard, it has been claimed. read more...

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