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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.


Career prospects important for graduate jobs, study finds

A new survey of those looking for graduate jobs at the moment has revealed that they are more focused on gaining skills for the future than a big salary. read more...


10,000 graduate jobs still available

A new report has shown that this year's university leavers can still get their hands on the 10,000 remaining graduate job positions which are vacant. read more...


Anxiety over jobs 'can affect graduates' futures'

There is a risk that graduate jobseekers will start to shun the jobs market due to concerns that there are no positions available, one expert has stated.

According to Sarah Shillingford, graduate recruitment partner at big four firm Deloitte, too much anxiety over job prospects can be damaging to students' futures. read more...


There are graduate jobs available, says recruiter

A recruitment service has defied the recent slew of depressing headlines regarding graduate jobs by saying that, despite low confidence, university leavers can still find degree-level employment. read more...


University leavers 'not optimistic about graduate jobs'

University leavers are not optimistic about their chances of securing graduate jobs when they finish their courses, a new reports shows.

Research by High Fliers highlights that 36 per cent of students think they will find a graduate job, with confidence in the job market slumping to a 15-year low. read more...


Many employees are overqualified, says survey

Graduates' skills could be going to waste according to a new survey by the Work Foundation, which says that 40 per cent of employees have more qualifications than their job requires. read more...


AGR warns against graduate scheme cuts

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) has called for businesses not to risk "disaster" by cutting back graduate schemes and placements in an attempt to economise during the credit crunch. read more...


Graduate jobs to suffer from pay freezes

Graduate pay rises in the coming year will be the lowest in a decade, increasing by just 0.5 per cent, according to a new report.

Incomes Data Services' paper suggests that the average graduate starting salary will be £24,500, with one in two employers freezing initial pay. read more...


Pay rises 'four times inflation'

Employees were offered pay rises which were four times the rate of inflation towards the end of last year, new figures show.

Research by Industrial Relations Services (IRS) reveals that the median basic pay rise for the last quarter of 2008 was 3.8 per cent.

Over the same period the retail price index (RPI) stood at just 0. read more...


Graduate recruitment reports 'too negative'

The graduate recruitment market is more positive than recent research suggests, it has been claimed. read more...

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