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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.


Irish graduates in demand as vacancies exceed job seekers

While the world’s graduates are struggling in a competitive labour market, university leavers in Ireland are enjoying a surplus of jobs. read more...


Moving to London for a graduate job – what you need to know

London is a magnet for job seeking UK graduates looking to get their careers off to an exciting (and well-paid) start. read more...


Home and away: sources of help for starting a business

Hundreds of talented entrepreneurs from overseas could be making a beeline for Britain in the next two years as ministers announce the launch of a brand new programme. read more...


Meteor! How to make interviews less scary

Job seekers have been out of luck recently when it comes to interviews, with one graduate being asked to make up a dance routine to a Daft Punk song (see previous article) to boost his chances of securing a sales assistant role with electronics giant Currys. read more...


Graduate left “incredulous” after being asked to dance to Daft Punk at Currys interview

With so much competition in the graduate jobs market, employers are coming up with increasingly inventive ways to test applicants. read more...


Additional £5,000 added to £20,000 scholarship to attract maths and physics graduates into teaching roles

Education secretary Michael Gove is feeling the pressure to solve the palpable shortage of high quality graduates teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects as he considers adding an extra £5,000 to the financial carrot announced several weeks ago. read more...


Top firms accused of discriminating against “non-elite” students

Certain finance, consulting and law firms are targeting graduate recruits at a limited number of institutions to find employees that possess a “social or cultural fit in order to work successfully” within their organisations. read more...


Crafting a creative application: the how to

Applications have come a long way from the – let’s face it – limited capacities of Microsoft Word, with evolutions in technology opening up all sorts of possibilities and putting an interesting spin on job hunting. read more...


Do creative applications differentiate you and facilitate the job hunt?

They say you have to really sell yourself in your application and interviews if you want to get a job – and one job seeker has taken this literally by creating an online CV designed like an Amazon page. read more...


When should you be paid for an internship?

Qualifications alone do not cut it in the fiercely competitive graduate talent pool – the best way to land a job is to team a good academic background with as much experience as possible. read more...

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