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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.


Telecoms boom could provide jobs

IT graduates could find themselves employment within the telecoms sector, which is witnessing a boom in jobs due to interest in next-generation networks.

Recruiter has spoken to industry experts who have seen growth in demand for IT staff in the telecoms sector due to an increase in automated systems, particularly billing systems. read more...


Recruitment overhaul at BAE

BAE Systems has altered its recruitment infrastructure as it plans to select 600 graduates and apprenticeships to join the firm in 2009.

Alexander Mann Solutions will provide specialist permanent recruitment services for its UK business, replacing Xchanging which will now focus on the hiring of university leavers. read more...


Rolls Royce increases graduate intake

Aerospace power systems provider Rolls-Royce will hire more than 200 university leavers in graduate jobs this year, it has been reported.

The firm, which counts more than 600 air carriers among its customers, employs more than 38,000 staff worldwide, according to the Times. read more...


Web 2.0 'filtering into workplace'

It seems the internet habits of graduates appear to be filtering in to the workplace, after 61 per cent of employers questioned in a recent survey claimed social networking sites could have a positive impact upon their business. read more...


IT skills 'essential' to graduate jobs

Graduates lacking basic IT skills are putting themselves at a significant disadvantage in the jobs market, it has been claimed. read more...


IT recruitment 'holding up'

Graduates seeking employment in the information technology sector may be buoyed by comments claiming that recruitment in the sector is holding up.

According to Satnam Brar, managing director of IT recruiter Maximus, business is "very busy" at present, as employers search for new appointees with the necessary computing skills. read more...


Graduate secures space role

A Berkshire graduate is celebrating after securing a hotly-contested role within the European Space Agency (ESA).

Woodley resident Victoria Lowe, 24, has been awarded a one-year graduate trainee position at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands, reports getwokingham.co.uk. read more...


Engineering sector seeking skilled graduates

Employers in the engineering sector are increasingly looking for multi-skilled candidate to fill graduate jobs, it has been claimed. read more...


Training 'important' to IT graduates

IT workers value continued professional development as much as the amount they get paid, it has been claimed.

According to Alex Farrell, managing director of The IT Job Board, the provision of training facilities where new technologies are concerned is considered highly important - and employers recognise this. read more...


Mobile communication skills 'can aid jobs hunt'

Graduates who possess highly-developed mobile communication skills are in high demand within the recruitment market, it has been suggested.

According to research conducted by T-Mobile, 51 per cent of employers desire job candidates who are comfortable with mobile technology and can work effectively from remote locations. read more...

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