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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.


Graduate recruitment 'to take off' in defence

The expected UK recession could lead to a rise in the number of graduates seeking careers in defence, it has been reported. read more...


Teaching 'attracting better graduates'

Teaching is increasingly attractive as a graduate job as it appeals to those who do not want to be stuck behind a desk, it has been claimed.

Speaking to the Independent, James Randall, a newly qualified teacher, explains that aside from the fact positions can be found relatively easily, the career offers a number of other advantages. read more...


Graduate jobs news: More male teachers needed

A lack of male teachers could be damaging the development of school boys, a new study suggests.

In news which might be on interest to those looking for graduate jobs, a survey by the Training and Development Agency (TDA) reveals 48 per cent of men stated a male primary school teacher acted as a fundamental role model to them. read more...


Civil service 'offers great graduate jobs'

The civil service is one of the best places for graduate jobs, according to one newspaper.

Writing for the Times, Martin Birchall explains that the body, which carries out the administrative work of government, offers a range of careers for university levers. read more...


Government 'must support postgrad study'

The government must offer more financial support to postgraduate students, it has been claimed.

According to the National Union of Students (NUS), the loan system which funds undergraduates should be extended to those who go on to study further, reports BCC News. read more...


Public sector 'offers graduate finance jobs'

Those looking for graduate jobs in finance might want to look to the public sector, according to one expert.

Jan McQuaker, regional director at Hays Public Services, explains that bodies in the sector can have massive turnovers and so finance skills are always in demand. read more...


MI6 recruiting graduates via Facebook

Those looking for graduate jobs in the security services might be interest to know MI6 has begun advertising via social networking site Facebook.

According to a Foreign Office spokesperson, the move is targeted at attracting a range of candidates from a wide and varied pool of people. read more...


Teaching 'an increasingly popular graduate job'

People looking for graduate jobs are turning to teaching as the economic downturn continues, it has been claimed.

Data released by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) reveals more than one million people visited the teach.gov.uk website between March and September 2008. read more...


Teaching 'is a prestigious graduate job'

Teaching in a challenging environment is one of the most prestigious graduate jobs around, it has been claimed.

According to the Times, the profession is becoming increasingly attractive to university leavers and this is reflected by the success of Teach First its Top 100 Graduate Employer poll. read more...


School offers maths graduates golden hello

Maths teachers looking for graduates jobs might be interested to know one school is offering a £3,000 golden hello.

The money will be on top of an annual salary of up to £30,000 a year, reports the Guardian. read more...

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