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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.


Public sector jobs on the rise, says survey

Those looking for graduate jobs in the current economic climate may be interested in the comments of a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) representative who has said that the public sector is defying the recession. read more...


Public sector jobs 'to have pay rises until 2011'

One expert has claimed that NHS staff, teachers and police officers will continue to receive pay rises for the next two years at least.

The government confirmed last week that three-year pay awards set during 2008 for people in these roles will continue to be met in full this year. read more...


Police should increase graduate recruitment

A career in the police force is not often a popular choice for middle-class students looking for graduate jobs, and the police must seek to increase their graduate recruitment, according to Peter Neyround. read more...


Graduates 'considering the classroom'

An increasing number of graduates are considering a teaching career as an alternative to the City, it has been claimed.

Dr John Dunford, of the Association of Schools and College Leaders, notes that many university leavers who originally chose finance are looking to a career in the classroom in the wake of the economic downturn. read more...


Teaching applications drop 4% in Scotland

Scotland is bucking the trend for the number of applications to become teachers, new figure show.

Figures from the Graduate Teacher Training Registry reveal a four per cent drop in applicants wanting a teaching job this year. read more...


Maths and science will 'always' need teachers

A Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) spokesperson has said that there will "always" be a need for teachers for maths and science, providing hope for graduates looking for recruitment in the sector. read more...


Graduates sign up to teach

An increasing number of graduates have turned to teaching as a career path, figures from the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) show. read more...


Public sector perfect for graduate jobs

Graduate vacancies have been increasing in the public sector, which will require skills from many areas such as engineering, surveying, human resources and finance. read more...


Teachers 'must have the right motivations'

The government must ensure that new teachers enter the profession for the right reasons, it has been claimed.

According to Sue Fieldman, regional editor of the Good Schools Guide, new plans to keep teachers in difficult schools may be flawed if the only motivation for staff to take on challenging roles is financial. read more...


IT training for teachers 'is essential'

Teachers must be given the opportunity to become fully trained in information technology in order that they feel confident to teach IT skills to their students, it has been suggested. read more...

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