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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.


Technology 'attractive to graduates'

The technology sector is attracting an increasing number of today's graduates, it has been claimed.

Seen as a relatively new area of the economy, it is enticing a steady influx of graduates, according to Ian Robertson, the chief executive of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship (NCGE). read more...


Graduates: Offices ripe for upgrade

New research has revealed that graduates entering into the workforce would like to see more up-to-date communications technologies in the office in order to be able work to the best of their abilities. read more...


More applications for IT jobs

Applications for positions in the IT sector increased by around 17 per cent during the first two months of 2008, according to new research. read more...


IT graduates 'not prepared for disaster'

New IT graduates would struggle to maintain business continuity in the midst of an IT disaster, according to new research.

The trend has been revealed by the SteelEye Technology Business Continuity Index which studies adoption levels, working practice and business continuity capabilities among IT workers. read more...


IT workers feel 'recession-proof'

The IT sector may offer something of a safe haven for graduates, as the majority of skilled IT professionals feel relatively unaffected by the current economic climate, according to new research. read more...


It skills shortage 're-emerges'

There has been a significant increase in the shortage of IT professionals entering the sector from 4.2 per cent last year to 6.8 per cent, according to a new study. read more...


UK medical postgraduates 'given priority'

Medical postgraduates from the UK are to be given priority for training positions, as new legislation is introduced which prevents medical graduates from outside the UK taking up such a posts. read more...


Training is priority in IT

IT professionals have advised 2008 IT graduates that the most important thing to look for in a job is "as much training as possible".

The survey, conducted by ComputerJobs.ie, found that 48 per cent of 6,000 Irish IT professionals stated that they considered training to be of more importance than a wage rise, reports Onrec. read more...


IT students down 50%

New research has shown that the number of IT students has fallen by 50 per cent over the last five years.

The figures, from industry skills body e-Skills UK, have revealed that the lack of IT staff has created a substantial skills shortage in the sector, with 140,000 new recruits now needed to fill demand. read more...


Digital companies to increase salaries

New research has shown that 75 per cent of digital media companies intend to increase their salaries in a bid to attract more suitably qualified staff.

The survey, conducted by Chinwag Jobs, shows that nearly 100 per cent of companies are having difficulty recruiting suitable staff due to a skill shortage in the sector, reports Recruiter. read more...

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