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Top universities 'lead to higher paid graduate jobs'

Attending a top university can "significantly" boost someone's earning power, according to new research. read more...


PwC 'top for graduate jobs'

PricewaterhouseCoopers has been named the top place for graduate jobs for the fifth year running, it has been revealed.

The financial services firm topped the Times list of 100 best graduate employers, which is based on interviews with students who left university this summer. read more...


Students 'want challenging graduate jobs'

Those looking for graduate jobs are seeking careers which challenge them on a daily basis, a new study has found.

According to the UK Graduate Careers Survey 2008, other priorities include working towards a professional qualification, contact with clients and customers and the opportunity for quick promotion, reports the Times. read more...


Top universities lead to higher paying graduate jobs

Graduates from top universities earn more than those who attended former polytechnics, according to new research. read more...


Graduate jobs news: Post-uni unemployment at its lowest in five years

The graduate jobs market seems to be holding up with the unemployment rate among students at its lowest for five years, new figures show.

Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that only 5.6 per cent of graduates were out of work six months after completing their studies. read more...


Graduate jobs 'boost Manchester's R&D status'

Manchester has been named as Europe's most attractive city for research and development (R&D) activities in a new study.

In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, KMPG found that the location tops the R&D rankings in a survey of 35 world cities, reports the Manchester Evening News. read more...


'Soft skills boost graduate jobs chances'

Those looking for graduate jobs should be aware that employers are looking for more than just good grades, according to a new report.

A study by Reed Consulting found that communication skills and the ability to work in a team were seen as "critical attributes" by more than 60 per cent of firms. read more...


UK job market 'still buoyant'

The UK job market continues to be buoyant despite the current economic downturn, it has been claimed.

In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, research by the Office of National Statistics show that there were 655,100 vacancies available in the three months to May. read more...


Universities vital to the UK, expert states

UK universities are vital to the country's competitiveness, it has been claimed.

In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has praised the work of the nation's educational institutions. read more...


Extra uni activities 'important for graduate jobs'

Those hoping to start a graduate career once they finish university would be well advised to involve themselves in extra-circular activities, new research shows. read more...

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