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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.

17/06/2010

Graduates 'demanding variety of benefits' from employers

Graduates are increasingly looking for a wider range of benefits when it comes to picking their desired post-university employer, it has been suggested.

Earlier this week, Graduate Prospects revealed that just six per cent of the 14,000 graduates it surveyed decided to take their current job as a result of the salary. read more...

16/06/2010

London and north of England present toughest graduates job challenge, figures show

Pressure for graduate jobs in London is continuing to rise as new university leavers face tougher competition to land the best roles.

That is the picture being painted by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which has highlighted the marked differences in demand for jobs in the north and south of England. read more...

15/06/2010

Business-minded graduates benefitting from NGCE programmes

Entrepreneurial graduates are playing an increasingly key role in the stability of the UK economy, according to research published today (June 15th).

The National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE) aims to help students to start their own businesses with the support of their universities and through various programmes. read more...

15/06/2010

Graduates 'want more' from their universities

Sixth-formers should be told how much they are likely to earn when they graduate, based on their choice of degree course, it was suggested today (June 15th). read more...

15/06/2010

Scottish graduates 'should pay retrospective tuition fees'

Graduates in Scotland should be required to pay a retrospective tuition fee, according to a new report released yesterday (June 14th).

Reform Scotland claimed that poorer families are effectively subsidising the university careers of students from wealthier backgrounds through their taxes. read more...

09/06/2010

Graduate jobs market 'is picking up'

The graduate jobs market is improving all the time but this year's university leavers should not be complacent, it was suggested today (June 9th). read more...

09/06/2010

UCU's two-year degree rejection 'should be respected'

Decision-makers in the education sector should think carefully before introducing two-year degrees at UK universities, it has been suggested.

Delegates from the University and College Union's (UCU) annual conference voted against the idea, suggesting that it would lead to education "being delivered on the cheap". read more...

02/06/2010

British graduates 'falling behind multi-lingual rivals'

British graduates do not possess the necessary skills to land jobs which require another language, a new report has claimed.

The National Centre for Languages polled a number of major companies, such as Google, McDonald's and RBS, for their opinions on British university leavers. read more...

02/06/2010

Companies still looking for 'the very best graduates'

The very best graduate job hunters should be able to secure three or four interviews per week, it was suggested today (June 1st). read more...

02/06/2010

UK job vacancies 'rose slightly' during May

Job vacancies across the UK increased slightly last month, according to new research published yesterday (May 31st).

Employment agency Reed revealed that there were one per cent more positions being offered through its member companies in May than in the previous month. read more...

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