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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.


University-leavers drawn to graduate roles with salary sacrifice opportunities

University-leavers may be being drawn to graduate vacancies which offer to support the applicant after they retire. read more...


RBS and NatWest to create jobs with £50m green investment

Up to 200 new jobs are set to be created by two of the United Kingom's largest banks, as they launch a renewable energy taskforce.

The jobs, which may include graduate roles, are to be created by NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as they invest £50 million in setting up an energy team. read more...


'Most jobs' have an element of remote working

University-leavers looking for graduate vacancies should try to find a job that can accommodate an aspect of flexibility, as "most jobs" can be worked remotely, according to the Telework Association. read more...


'Swathes of red tape' slowing graduate job creation

Graduate opportunities in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being lessened by "swathes of red tape and stifling levels of bureaucracy", Hays has warned. read more...


Graduates must 'be organised' to bag graduate opportunities

It is tougher for graduates to find graduate opportunities now than it has been over the previous years and students need to be organised in order to find employment, according to advice website My Graduate Career. read more...


Over 100 new jobs created in Yorkshire recycling plant

Graduate roles may be among the 100 jobs created in West Yorkshire, after a new recycling plant was opened.

Think3e, which is a not-for-profit recycling enterprise, has opened a new site - with over 100 vacancies - in Dewsbury, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post. read more...


Number of people going for graduate vacancies hits all-time high

The number of people applying for graduate vacancies has hit an unprecedented level this year, with 343,000 university-leavers going for the roles. read more...


Unemployment drops by 36,000 in Q1

Good news for people getting ready to leave university and look for graduate opportunities was found today in the latest unemployment figures.

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), unemployment around the United Kingdom fell to 2. read more...


Rise in university applications smaller than expected

There is likely to be less competition for top graduate vacancies after it was announced that there was a smaller rise in applications to university than expected.

According to the University and College Admissions Service (Ucas), there was a 2. read more...


Six in ten university-leavers fail to secure graduate roles

Six in ten people who left university in the last three years have failed to fill a graduate vacancy. read more...

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