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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.


Smaller businesses recognise benefits of graduate recruitment

A recent poll highlighting that graduate job hunters will struggle to obtain employment with a small or medium-sized business in the coming year has been dismissed.

Recent research by the Centre for Enterprise found that 89 per cent of smaller businesses will not be taking on graduates in 2010. read more...


More graduate job hunters per position in UK

Employers in the UK benefit from a greater choice of former students looking for graduate jobs than their counterparts abroad, according to new research. read more...


Graduates take part in housing scheme job programme

Ten graduates have been given the opportunity to launch a career in the housing sector through a programme in Bradford. read more...


Opportunities for graduate job hunters on the up

Graduate job hunters may be pleased to hear that employment opportunities continue to increase, with a survey revealing that growth in permanent positions has risen at its fastest rate in three years. read more...


Horse racing-interested graduates told about development scheme

Graduates looking for a job in the horse racing profession can now apply for a scheme that may significantly aid their future prospects. read more...


Graduate job hopes raised by secretary of state for Wales

The secretary of state for Wales Peter Hain has vowed to try and stop the unemployment rot in his New Year message.

Mr Hain called upon voters to re-elect the government as they "go for growth while helping people back into employment". read more...


Lib Dem job creation plans could benefit graduates

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg used his New Year message to announce the imminent publication of his party's plans for a "green economy" which will create thousands of new jobs. read more...


Parents offered advice on helping children find graduate jobs

With many individuals failing to find a graduate job after finishing university, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published a guide offering parents advice on how to give their children a nudge in the right direction. read more...


Recruiters who select appropriate candidates 'will have more work'

Graduates looking for work may be more inclined to choose a recruitment agency that offers additional services, it has been suggested.

According to Hirescores.com, the recession has made firms less keen to take on staff through agencies as they wish to cut their expenditure. read more...


Graduates 'should brush up on eco skills'

Graduates seeking work may benefit from picking up some knowledge about environmental issues after an expert suggested it is a good idea to develop green skills.

A spokeswoman for environmental campaign organisation Green Alliance said workers should be boosting their understanding of environmentally-friendly technology. read more...

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