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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.


Supermarkets in rush for graduates

Supermarkets in the Republic of Ireland are rushing to recruit university leavers to graduate retail careers, according to the Irish Independent.

The newspaper reported that representatives from supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl and Tesco are regularly competing for graduates to fill positions. read more...


Rise in violence against retail staff

Violent acts against retail staff have increased by 50 per cent in the past year, according to a new survey published yesterday (October 30th).

The British Retail Consortium's (BRC) 2007 Retail Crime Survey also revealed that the number of threats of violence doubled, while the number of incidents per employee rose by a third. read more...


Christmas workers must have 'normal employment rights'

Temporary workers, including graduates, recruited in the run up to the festive season must be given the same rights and privileges as other staff, an expert has warned. read more...


Graduate retail jobs an attractive option for university leavers

More university leavers are viewing graduate retail jobs as a high quality career path, new research has found.

Around 30 per cent of retail employees now have some form of university education be it a first degree or a post graduate qualification, reports onrec. read more...


Retail becomes a long-term career choice

The retail industry is shedding its image as a dead-end job and is increasingly offering career development opportunities, according to those working in the sector.

New research released today from Retailchoice.


Poor communication puts people off graduate jobs in retail

A lack of proper marketing and communication techniques is serving to perpetuate some of the negative images which put many people off considering graduate jobs in retail, a new report has found. read more...


Leading graduate retail employer bidding for further Scottish expansion

One of the UK's leading graduate retail employers has announced plans for continued expansion in the Scottish market as it looks to add to its growing global presence. read more...


Leading graduate retail employer in mass reorganisation

Cadbury Schweppes, one of the UK's top graduate retail employers, has announced plans to cut 15 per cent of its global workforce as part of a massive cost cutting exercise. read more...


Graduate jobs in retail come with rich rewards

Final-year students considering their work options have been advised to look towards the varied benefits involved in graduate jobs in retail. read more...


Graduates know where to go for retail therapy

Sainsbury's AFTER a year of boardroom departures, IT problems and plummeting profits, Sainsbury's must have been hoping that the pre-Christmas shopping rush would bring some festive cheer to its business, unfortunately, along with many other retailers, it was disappointed. read more...

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