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Trinity Mirror axes recruitment scheme

Newspaper group Trinity Mirror has halted its recruitment scheme, blaming the current economic climate, according to reports.

The news has hit candidates for two graduate roles Daily Mirror set to begin this autumn, as well as current university students hoping to join the newspaper in the future, reports the Guardian. read more...


Property recruitment slow down 'expected'

Recruitment in the property sector is set to slow – news which may affect graduates considering a career in this industry.

With the credit crunch in full swing, many commercial property agencies have said they will have to reduce their intake of future employees, reports Recruiter. read more...


Jaguar Land Rover launches graduate recruitment scheme

Jaguar Land Rover will take on around 600 new employees in a major recruitment drive.

Graduate engineers are required to work on new technology and product development programmes, while employment opportunities in purchasing, finance and human resources also exist. read more...


Unemployment rises in the UK

Worryingly for graduates currently sitting their final exams, unemployment in the UK rose again during the month of May.

Latest figures released today by the Office for National Statistics indicate that the number of people out of work increased by 38,000 to 1.64 million between January and April. read more...


Recruitment 'showing encouraging signs'

UK employers are expected to hire more graduates this summer, following falls in recruitment confidence over the previous three quarters, it has been reported. read more...


Graduate IT positions available

Demand for graduate IT workers remains strong despite the economic downturn, according to new research.

A study carried out by IT Jobs in the City has indicated that opportunities for security workers, analysts, web developers and system support remain available in the employment sector. read more...


Report: Firms should hire on 'talent not tokensim'

Companies should hire staff based upon ability rather than tokenism, a new report has claimed. read more...


Employers to look to temporary workers

One in four employees intends to take on more temporary agency staff within the next six months, it has been reported. read more...


Recruitment 'ongoing' despite credit crunch

Firms are continuing to hire graduates despite the ongoing economic downturn, according to one recruitment expert.

Elspeth Farrar, communications director at the Association of Graduate Careers advisory services, said companies were continuing to take on new employees to avoid a potential skills shortage in the future, reports Onrec.com. read more...


IT outsourcing causes job 'shortage'

A new report has hinted at a shortage of graduate roles in the IT industry, as many UK companies look to outsource work overseas. read more...

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