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BMA warns trust over junior doctor recruitment

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned trusts in the UK to prepare properly for the upcoming junior doctor recruitment or they will face the same difficulties as 2007. read more...


Firms 'optimistic about employment in 2008'

Companies are optimistic about the employment opportunities for 2008, according to the general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Brendan Barber says the year ahead looks bright for the employment market despite the fears over the current economic climate, which could be good news for students looking for graduate jobs. read more...


Workers urged to check their rights

Students looking for graduate jobs in 2008 have been urged by the government to check their holiday, pay and flexible working rights.

There have been new entitlements regarding the right to work flexibly, among other things. read more...


Denham urges employers to train staff more

Skills Secretary John Denham has urged employers to make 2008 a good year for employee training, which could mean students continue to improve their skills after starting graduate jobs. read more...


Challenging year ahead for jobseekers

Next year could be a challenging one for students looking for graduate jobs as experts predict there will be fewer jobs available in 2008.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) says that unemployment figures will rise next year as companies prepare for uncertain economic times ahead, reports the Guardian. read more...


Qualified teachers 'leaving school'

There are 250,000 qualified teachers in the UK that are not working in schools, according to the Conservative Party.

Figures highlighted by the party have revealed that nearly 100,000 people switched from teaching careers between 2000 and 2005, which is double the amount in the five years before that. read more...


Thousands of jobs created last month

In November this year, 58,000 job positions were created, according to the Job Creation Index (JCI), which could be good news for students looking for graduate jobs.

The research, which is put together by Adecco and Mandis, shows that the number of employment opportunities was 54 per cent higher than the same time last year. read more...


Managers expecting tough 2008

Managers in the UK believe that 2008 will be a tougher year for their business, according to a new report, which could be bad news for graduates looking for jobs in the New Year.

The research, by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), shows that only 42 per cent of UK managers are optimistic about 2008. read more...


Temporary work praised by Hutton

The role of temporary workers has been praised by the secretary of state for Business, enterprise and Regulatory Reform, John Hutton.

Mr Hutton was speaking after the UK recently blocked an EU proposal that would have given temporary workers the same rights as full time employees. read more...


Scotland sees increase in recruitment demands

The jobs market in Scotland is recovering, with demand for staff in permanent roles increasing, according to a report.

Research by Bank of Scotland also showed that in November employment and average pay growth weakened compared to October. read more...

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