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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.


Credit crunch could affect graduate recruitment

The global credit crunch could have a detrimental effect on graduate recruitment in the UK, recent research has shown.

The research by Wikijob has shown that the current strife in the economy could result in companies implementing cost cutting strategies which could include graduate recruitment, reports Onrec. read more...


Yorkshire not retaining graduates

New research has shown that the Yorkshire region is failing to retain it graduates resulting in the graduate economy falling behind. read more...


Graduates should keep credit in order, says expert

Graduates should ensure their credit files are in order or else risk running into financial difficulties later in life, experts have warned.

Credit checking service Equifax say that if a graduate has not kept his or her credit file fully up to date it could have an effect on applying for a mortgage, reports Introducer Today. read more...


Pay cut for City graduates

Despite many industries currently offering graduates attractive starting salaries, investment banks and investment managers have cut salaries for new entrants. read more...


More posts available for graduates

Vacancies for graduates look set to increase this year but employers felt they may struggle to fill them, according to new figures.

A survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has forecast an increase in job vacancies of 16.4 per cent in spite of the current economic turmoil, reports the Guardian. read more...


Job security not 'top priority' for graduates

Research has shown that job security is no longer the top priority for today's graduates.

Data from the Great Place to Work Institute has found that graduates want to feel an "affiliation with the brand" when working for large organisations. read more...


Concern over "death of talent"

An expert has warned that a lack of suitable candidates within the HR sector could be a "cause of anxiety" for the profession.

Personnel Today reports that Deb Clarke, joint director of HR at Tower Hamlets council, said that there is currently a "death of talent" in public sector HR, graduates may be interested to know. read more...


Top graduates take on tough school

High-performing graduates have been sent to challenging schools to teach children under a Teach First scheme, despite not having considered the profession previously, it has emerged. read more...


Graduates get proactive in job hunt

Many graduates have their sights on a proactive job hunt in 2008, according to new research.

A survey by jobs.ac.uk found that 82 per cent are looking for a university, research or science role in 2008, but only one in ten graduates would be content with pursuing a job that lands in their inbox, the study revealed. read more...


New graduate recruitment initiative launched

The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) has launched an initiative that aims to offer a career in government procurement to "high-calibre" business graduates. read more...

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