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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.


More top graduates training to be teachers than ever before

The initial teacher training (ITT) census has been published today, showing that more top graduates are getting into teacher training.

Almost three-quarters of graduates starting teacher training this academic year have a first-class or 2:1 degree (74%), read more...


More reasons why you should study in the UK

If yes, the UK is your best bet with its choice of world-class universities and cosmopolitan environment. read more...


Positive news for engineering post grads!

Engineering and science students are in demand as more than 3,500 postgraduates will receive training thanks to a £350 million scheme launched by the government.

New doctoral training centres are being set up in 24 universities around the UK which have been earmarked for the funds. read more...


Can learning a language improve your prospects?

A new report has said there is an “alarming shortage” in the amount of people who can speak the ten languages that have been identified as particularly important to the future of the UK. read more...


How to write a winning cover letter

No matter how good you feel your CV might be, it won’t get you an interview without a great cover letter.

And yes, you must write a cover letter for every job you’re applying for – never send a CV on its own as it means nothing. read more...


Coventry University design graduate in line for top award

A Coventry University design graduate is up for an award for new business start-ups.

Sanjeev Dass, 22, has had his first commercial product shortlisted for the award. Mr Dass is one of ten finalists in the Shell LiveWire Grand Ideas Awards. read more...


Can a university education help you to be more assertive?

Assertiveness is one of the buzzwords for graduates looking for jobs.

Whether it’s in graduate training schemes or forums for graduate tips for success, the word ‘assertive’ generally makes an appearance. read more...


Career progression – how to get ahead in the workplace

Being prompt, reliable and quietly getting through your workload are signs of a good worker but to get ahead you need to speak up and be active.

Speaking up doesn’t mean making a nuisance out of yourself by asking annoying questions and criticising business practices. read more...


Pay packets: Don’t let them a burn a hole in your pocket

A graduate job straight after university is inevitably exciting as now you’ll be earning full-time wage.

Graduates have been toiling for 3 years, budgeting and working part-time to get through university. read more...


Teach First, but what next?

It’s fair to say graduates have been one of the groups who have been hit the hardest by the recession.

A popular route for graduates has been to pursue a career in teaching thanks to the fast-track Teach First option. read more...

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