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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.


Graduates start work for PwC

Seven graduates have started trainee schemes at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Norwich over the past few months. read more...


PwC ups graduate jobs in Yorkshire

PricewaterhouseCoopers is set to increase the number of graduate jobs it offers across Yorkshire, it has been revealed.

The firm, which has topped the Times' list of best graduate employers for the last five years, is keen to take on new staff. read more...


'Demand exists' for business support staff

The majority of UK businesses intend to sustain or increase the number of business support professionals on their staff, despite the downturn, it has been claimed.

According to Crone Corkill's 2009 market report, 39 per cent of firms intend to raise the number of such employees on their books during the next 12 months. read more...


Graduates 'turning their backs on banking'

Fewer university students are attending City and financial jobs fairs as they seek "safer" careers such as maths teaching, it has been reported. read more...


Prospective investment bankers 'must be flexible'

University leavers seeking graduate jobs in investment banking must be geographically flexible if they wish to enter the industry, it has been suggested.

John Benson, founder and chief executive of eFinancialCareers, claimed that more than 30 applications are received for each position in the sector, reports Onrec. read more...


Grad jobs news: 'Increasing demand' for accountants

Demand for finance professionals working in accountancy roles will continue to increase over the coming year, it has been claimed. read more...


Goldman Sachs offering 250 graduate jobs

Global investment firm Goldman Sachs will defy the global banking crisis by hiring 250 new analysts, it has been reported.

According to the Times, the US firm managed to increase its profits despite last year's sub-prime mortgage fall-out in the US and will be retaining existing recruitment levels in 2009. read more...


Deloitte sees rise in applications

A 34 per cent rise in the number of degree holders applying to professional services firm in Scotland has been witnessed, it has been reported.

The Scotsman reports that the firm will maintain usual recruitment levels in 2009, taking on around 1,000 new employees in graduate jobs. read more...


'Demand' for compliance and risk jobs in finance sector

In news of interest to those aiming for graduate jobs, an increase in demand for risk, audit and compliance professionals has been witnessed, it has been reported.

Figures published by GAAPweb.com indicate that those hoping to enter the finance sector may enjoy greater success if they apply for such roles rather than those in banking. read more...


HSBC 'will maintain graduate recruitment levels'

Despite reports over a shortage of graduate jobs vacancies in the banking sector, HSBC has claimed it will maintain recruitment levels at their normal levels. read more...

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