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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.


Summer work could help show graduate job initiative

Many students may want to step up their efforts in finding summer work between their university terms in order to boost their chances of gaining a graduate job upon the completion of their course. read more...


Professional training placements may help graduates secure jobs

The professional training placement undertook as part of their degree could be one reason why graduates from the University of Surrey secure positions after completing their courses. read more...


Internships 'the way forward' in tough graduate jobs market

University leavers interested in a career in the arts would be well advised to seek internships rather than full-time roles at present, it has been suggested.

Victoria McKendrick-Ness, 23, has just graduated from Leeds University after securing a 2:1 degree in English and Spanish and is now looking to find a permanent job. read more...


Graduates 'are exploited' by unpaid internships

Graduates should be aware of being exploited when they agree to take on an internship position, it has been suggested.

Johnny Rich, publisher of realworldmagazine.com, claimed that a number of companies are increasingly capitalising on university leavers' eagerness to secure work experience. read more...


New work placement programme for Scottish graduates

Graduates in Scotland have received a boost after a special work placement project was launched for businesses in rural areas of the country.

The new £2.4 million initiative will see as many as 350 higher education participants placed with companies in the Highlands and Islands regions over the next three years. read more...


Internships can border on exploitation, graduates are warned

Internships provide valuable experience but graduates should not allow companies to use them as an excuse for exploitation, one recruitment expert has claimed.

Last week, the BBC published a study from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) which suggested that too many professions are relying on unpaid workers. read more...


Graduate job hunters 'should establish early links with employers'

Britons who are set to graduate this year should move quickly to establish a relationship with potential employers, it has been suggested.

With the UK still struggling to recover from the impact of the recession, many observers have suggested that the read more...


Nick Clegg makes bold work experience pledge for graduates

Recent university leavers looking for work experience placements may be interested to hear that Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, has made a pledge to offer 800,000 paid internships for young jobseekers, if elected. read more...


Huddersfield-based graduates handed internship boost

Recent university leavers based in Huddersfield looking for work experience placements may be interested to hear about the launch of a new internship scheme in conjunction with Huddersfield University. read more...


'Work experience can provide real benefits for graduates'

Recent university leavers looking for work experience placements may be interested to hear about the experiences of a young student currently on a year's industrial placement with Tui UK and Ireland. read more...

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