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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.


Graduate recruitment partnership announced

The Guardian and The Careers Group of the University of London have announced a partnership that will be directly aimed at graduate recruitment. read more...


Poor interview technique 'proves costly'

New research has revealed that poor interview preparation is costing applicants a substantial amount of money in lost wages.

The study was conducted by jobsite.co.uk and found that job applicants have missed out on some £2.3 billion in the last year due to unsuccessful job interviews. read more...


Financial sector applicants 'stable'

The number of people applying for positions in the financial industry is around 30,000, a fall of 20.3 per cent from October of last year, according to new figures. read more...


London salaries higher than average

New data has revealed that the average salary for a job advertised in London is around £10,000 higher than the national average, good news for graduates seeking work in the area.

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Employers 'could play part' in degrees

New plans from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) could give employers the opportunity to shape higher education degrees.

The Financial Times has reported on a paper entitled Higher Level Skills Strategy that proposed that extra university funding could be devoted to degrees designed and funded by employers. read more...


Pay rises average 3.5%

New research has found that pay increases have averaged 3.5 per cent so far in 2008, which is the same level as the close of last year.

The study was conducted by pay analysts IRS and examined some 130 pay increases across nearly 105,000 workers, reports Personneltoday. read more...


Mixed forecast for graduate recruitment

The predictions for graduate recruitment in the coming year are mixed, according to new research.

A study by Income Data Services (IDS) has revealed that the financial sector is likely to take fewer graduates this year, whereas manufacturing companies will be likely to increase their intake. read more...


Recruiters can 'strengthen their skills'

A new partnership between the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Open University's Centre for Professional Learning and Development (CPLD) will enable recruiters to improve and strengthen their knowledge with several new courses. read more...


Skills shortage still evident

There is still a skills shortage evident in today's job market, which has been highlighted by Friday's 'Work Your Proper hours Day', according to an expert. read more...


HR: workforces not prepared

Many of today's human resources (HR) professionals do not feel that current workforces undergo enough preparation in order to ensure they can meet company needs. read more...

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