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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.


Companies urged to offer internships for graduate scheme hunters

Graduate work experience programmes should be taken seriously by company bosses, according to a new report published this week by HR Magazine. read more...


Britons heading to China to find graduate opportunities

Hundreds of young university leavers are heading out to China in order to find graduate opportunities, according to a new report published yesterday (August 25th). read more...


Prince's Trust applauds graduate placement incentive idea

Giving companies financial incentives to recruit disadvantaged youngsters on graduate schemes would provide the UK economy with a much-needed boost, it has been suggested. read more...


Report highlights value of graduate work experience

Britons looking for graduate vacancies should take on work experience positions to give themselves the best possible chance of securing a full-time role, it has been suggested. read more...


GRB: No grey area in relation to paying interns

Companies must be aware of the implications of not paying graduates in accordance with the law, it has been suggested.

Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB), explained that it is illegal to employ someone without paying them, unless it is part of a degree or charity work. read more...


UK graduates 'flocking to China for internships'

Graduates are increasingly seeking out internships in China, according to new research published today (July 30th).

Specialist placement company CRCC Asia organised 200 one and two-month internships with firms in Beijing over the course of 2009, People Management reports. read more...


FSB calls on government to tackle graduate unemployment

The government must do more to help get the UK's unemployed graduates into internships, according to a prominent lobbying group.

With the jobs market remaining competitive in the current economic climate, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for 5,000 new placements to be created. read more...


Graduates 'need financial support' to take internships

Graduates who cannot afford to fund themselves while on an internship should receive financial support, according to one industry observer.

Sarah Clover, a careers expert at notgoingtouni.co.uk, conceded that some employers feel that young Britons are lacking in practical skills and workplace knowledge. read more...


Graduates shirking unpaid roles 'over student debt worries'

Graduates are growing reluctant to take unpaid roles as they are concerned about their financial situations, according to new research.

The National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) conducted a survey of 1,165 students and graduates which found that 82 per cent are unaware of work experience opportunities in their local area. read more...


Graduates should not view part-time work as a "step down"

Graduates can improve their appeal with employers by undertaking part-time and voluntary work, it has been suggested.

Tanya de Grunwald, founder of career advice website GraduateFog.co.uk, explained that the Class of 2010 should not view temporary work as a "step down" from their degree. read more...

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