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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.


'Positive outlook' for grad jobs over next decade

Job opportunities are set to emerge in sectors such as business, education, distribution and transport over the next decade, a new report indicates. read more...


NUS backs re-training programme

The National Union of Students (NUS) has backed a new report from the Innovation, Universities, Skills and Science Committee calling for re-training within the UK's workforce. read more...


Employees 'need correct skills and training'

Ensuring employees have the necessary skills and training has never been more important than in the current economic environment, it has been claimed. read more...


Graduate jobs 'suffering due to downturn'

A new report has indicated that the number of UK graduate job placements have declined by one-fifth.

Research conducted by High Fliers indicates that many employers have scaled back their hiring plans for 2009 as a result of the economic downturn. read more...


Recession 'having unequal effect' across industry

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) says the current recession is "quite unique" as there is plenty of work around for those looking in the right places. read more...


Graduates now 'worried' about job prospects

Graduates are becoming increasingly worried about their prospects of finding work as the economic downturn continues in the UK.

According to the National Union of Students (NUS), finances are not the only major worry for those leaving university and entering full-time permanent employment for the first time, reports the Independent. read more...


Recruitment 'opportunities' for employers

Employers across a range of sectors can use the credit crunch to their advantage, by recruiting from a larger pool of job candidates, it has been suggested. read more...


Innocent Drinks 'a top graduate employer'

A leading soft drinks company has been named as one of the UK's top graduate employers by a national newspaper.

The Times has claimed that Innocent Drinks' Grass Roots graduate jobs initiative, which last year saw five vacancies offered to university leavers across Britain, is one of its main draws for those seeking work. read more...


Graduates 'uncompromising' on some aspects of jobs

There are a number of elements of jobs which graduates refuse to compromise on, even with the current economic climate.

TMP Worldwide's Graduates Into Employment report shows that 71 per cent of new jobbers will not compromise on training, while over half will not start a job which has a poor work/life balance, reports Onrec magazine. read more...


Graduates 'must broaden their horizons'

Graduates must broaden their horizons and improve their employability if they are going to compete for jobs on an international level, it has been claimed. read more...

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