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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.


Government move 'could boost Manchester graduate jobs'

A government department which is to relocate to Manchester could benefit from the talents of graduate job hunters in the region, it has been claimed.

The (PHSO) has begun a recruitment drive prior to opening a new office in Piccadilly in January, reports the Manchester Evening News. read more...


Somerset council 'offers most graduate jobs'

Somerset county council has the largest graduate training scheme of any local authority, it has been claimed.

The council has appointed 21 people to its graduate jobs scheme this year, a figure it states is the highest in the land, reports the Yeovil Express. read more...


Public sector graduate jobs 'remain steady'

Those looking for graduate jobs in the public sector should find that there is no change in the number of vacancies on offer because of the credit crunch, one expert has claimed.

According to Anne Fairweather, head of public policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, demand in this area should remain steady. read more...


Social care sector 'must market graduate jobs more effectively'

The social care sector will have to look at new ways to attract young people if it is to avoid a staffing crisis in the future, one expert has claimed. read more...


Police force 'could launch graduate jobs scheme'

The police service could be set to launch a fast-track scheme for graduates, it has been announced.

A green paper on policing suggests boosting the number of graduate jobs available in forces will help widen the pool of talent for senior posts, reports Personnel Today. read more...


Teacher training 'leads to fulfilling graduate jobs'

Science and maths degree holders looking for graduate jobs might be happier teaching, it has been claimed.

According to research by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), almost half of such graduates do not get to use their skills in work, reports the Independent. read more...


Graduates face changes to student loan repayments

Changes are being made to the student loan system to stop those in graduate jobs making hundreds of pounds worth of overpayments, it has been claimed.

At the moment, the Student Loans Company (SLC) takes nine per cent of everything over £15,000 that a graduate earns directly from their payslips, reports the Daily Mail. read more...


Councils spend £1.7 billion on temps

UK councils spent in excess of £1.7 billion employing agency and temporary staff during 20006/07, it has been reported.

Research carried out by the GMB trade union, unveiled at the GMB Congress in Plymouth this week indicated the level of investment made by authorities hiring non-permanent staff. read more...


E-recruitment 'effective way to attract talent'

E-recruitment is a cost-effective and efficient method of attracting talented and diverse public sector candidates, which may be of note to graduates considering such a career. read more...


Executive to see skills development progress

The chief exec of the new UK Commission for Employment and Skills has visited BMW's training academy in Reading.

Chris Humphries, who is launching the commission on April 1st, went to the academy to see how it had become a leader in employment, skills and productivity. read more...

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