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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.


Jobs over travel, warns AGR

Current students and recent graduates have been warned that getting a job now rather than going travelling or entering into postgraduate education will provide greater prospects for future employment. read more...


Guardian gives helping hand to graduate journalists

Budding journalists looking for graduate jobs in the media will be given help by the Scott Trust, which owns the Guardian Media Group (GMG), with bursaries to help them get the qualifications they need for a successful career in journalism. read more...


NUS backs re-training programme

The National Union of Students (NUS) has backed a new report from the Innovation, Universities, Skills and Science Committee calling for re-training within the UK's workforce. read more...


Graduates urged to show their worth

Professionals concerned about the recent flood of redundancies in the UK should attempt to remain positive and concentrate on doing the best possible job they can, it has been suggested. read more...


Entrepreneur skills 'can be learned'

A new study has indicated that the risk-taking skills which identify entrepreneurs as effective decision makers can be taught. read more...


Work placements 'help in graduate jobs hunt'

A work placement during university can help people find graduate jobs, it has been claimed.

Speaking to the Sheffield Telegraph, Freeman Ibekwe, a computer networks graduate from the city's Hallam University, explained that such placements offer many benefits. read more...


Part-time work 'boosts graduate job prospects'

Students who undertake paid employment while at work can boost their chances of getting a graduate job, it has been claimed.

According to Alison Clark, director of the National Association of Student Employment Services, part-time occupations give people the chance to develop skills which they might not otherwise acquire. read more...


Overseas experience 'helps in finding graduate jobs'

Studying abroad for a time can help people land top graduate jobs, according to a new report.

Research by the Council for Industry and Higher Education found that international firms are increasingly looking for employees who have experience of other cultures. read more...


Graduate jobs news: MBAs 'increasingly popular'

An increasing number of people are opting to study a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, despite already having a postgraduate qualification, it has been claimed. read more...


Graduates jobs news: 'Hard cash for soft skills'

Employers are looking for more than just a relevant degree when it comes to graduate jobs, it has been claimed.

The Independent reports comments by Richard Wainer, head of education and skills at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), who explained that employers are looking for good all-round abilities. read more...

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