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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.


Scottish career fair offers graduates opportunities

Students looking for graduate jobs in Scotland are being encouraged to attend Scotland's Careers and Jobs Fair next month, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The exhibition claims to be the biggest and best-attended careers fair in Scotland and will be in Glasgow on January 19th. read more...


Graduate unemployment 'falls'

Graduate unemployment has reached a seven-year low, according to a report, which could be great news for students looking for graduate jobs. read more...


Female managers judged for being insensitive

Female graduate managers that are insensitive are worse bosses than male managers that show the same characteristics, according to a report.

The study showed that female managers who were unkind, insensitive and unaware of other people's feelings were judged to be a bad boss by their employees, reports onrec.com. read more...


Graduates told not to expect James Bond careers at MI6

MI6 has warned students looking for graduate jobs that the organisation is not offering careers similar to that of James Bond. read more...


Third of graduates don?t end up in jobs that need degrees

A third of graduates end up in a job that does not require a degree, according to a report.

The research, carried out by Kent University, shows that graduates from former polytechnics and humanities, art and design graduates leave university more likely to be in careers that don't need degrees, reports the Telegraph. read more...


Graduates warned over Facebook content

Graduates and other young people looking for jobs have been warned by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that posting personal information on social networking sites such as Facebook could put their future careers at risk. read more...


Wales 'needs more graduates for IT jobs'

Graduate IT jobs in Wales are not being filled due to an IT skills shortage, according to the director of ITWales. read more...


AGR appoints new chair

Terence Perrin has been appointed the new chair of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).

Mr Perrin, who was previously finance director and vice-chair of the AGR, has a wealth of experience in graduate recruitment having been graduate recruitment manager at Waitrose and Rolls Royce. read more...


Academics' pay rises dramatically

Government figures show that academics' pay has risen by over a quarter since 2001, which could increase graduate applications in the sector.

The report, by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed that on average full-time academics earned £42,620 last year. read more...


M&S make 200 graduate places available

Marks and Spencer will offer more than 200 jobs in its latest graduate recruitment scheme.

The firm is now accepting applications for the scheme which offers jobs in its West Midlands stores. read more...

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