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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.


Gap year experience 'helps find graduate jobs'

Those taking a gap year can use the experience to help equip them with the skills they will need when they start looking for graduate jobs, it has been claimed.

Writing for the Independent, Tom Griffiths, founder of Gapyear.com, explains that people can use skills acquired before attending university to help them find a job afterwards. read more...


'Experience needed for graduate jobs'

Those looking for graduate jobs will need more than just a good degree, according to one expert.

Anne Fairweather, head of public policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), explained that although academic qualifications are still important, employers are looking for candidates with "something extra". read more...


Work experience 'important for graduate jobs'

Students must make sure they have the skills that employers need in order to find graduate jobs, one expert has claimed. read more...


Manchester seeks to boost availability of graduate jobs

People looking for graduate jobs in Manchester could be in for a boost as a campaign to get students to apply for positions in the area is launched. read more...


Employee training 'must benefit businesses'

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has stated that any training workers request should help contribute to the company they work for by meeting business needs. read more...


Careers service 'a top work experience provider'

Career support service Graduate Prospects has been awarded Quality Mark status by the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE), according to reports.

The industry recognition demonstrates that Graduate Prospects excels in work experience provision for UK students, reports Onrec.com. read more...


Gap years 'welcomed' by employers

Employers are increasingly willing to defer graduate entry into their firms for the purposes of travel, it has been claimed.

Vanessa Robinson of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development said today they are recognising the benefits of gap years for the individual and the company they work for. read more...


Graduates 'should pursue work experience'

Graduates should make sure they embrace work experience opportunities while they are at university, an expert has said.

According to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, (AGCAS) graduates should secure placements and internships in order to widen their employment potential. read more...


LSC: Skills development important for business success

Businesses looking to make the most of their workforce should question whether they are developing the skills of those in their employ. read more...


Graduates need to consider future development

Having a vocational degree does not necessarily mean a graduate is ideally prepared for employment when they leave university, according to one expert. read more...

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