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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.

13/04/2013

Tackling Recruitment Discrimination – What Are the Solutions?

Rejecting an application because of a candidate’s foreign surname is not only unethical, it is also a breach of equality legislation. read more...

13/04/2013

Recruitment Discrimination Rife in UK Jobs Market

There has long been concern that UK recruiters and companies deny candidates with foreign-sounding names an interview – but now evidence is piling up that the practice is widespread in the graduate talent pool and beyond. read more...

12/04/2013

Notion that degree is “golden ticket to good, well-paid employment is not true”

“Study leavers face a perfect storm. Underlying fractures in the labour market [...] have surfaced. read more...

12/04/2013

Graduate’s Got Talent

Britain’s Got Talent starts on 13 April for a seventh series, which got us thinking – the graduate recruitment process is kind of like a talent show. Play your cards right and you might be performing your skills at a top firm... read more...

11/04/2013

Read Before Starting Your CV!

When getting started with the job hunt, it is tempting to dive straight in and get on with sending out as many applications as possible. read more...

11/04/2013

Homebase accused of encouraging “state sponsored slavery” in work experience scandal

British home improvement store and garden centre Homebase has been accused by experts of exploiting the “most vulnerable people in society” in a “vulture” like manner after an internal document that appeared to promote using unpaid jobseekers to keep company payroll costs down was leaked. read more...

11/04/2013

Employers Favour Apprenticeships over Degrees

With a tighter focus on practical skills, apprenticeships provide better employment prospects than degrees, rake in higher earnings over a lifetime and are favoured by employers. read more...

11/04/2013

Quarter of a Million British Jobs Advertised in European Union

It’s no secret that the graduate jobs market is pretty dire at present. There is far more demand for jobs than supply in some cases, while in others there is a vast skills gap that desperately needs plugging. read more...

11/04/2013

New Emphasis on Practical Skills Jeopardises Intellectual Integrity of Universities

If you’ve been keeping up with graduate news over the past few weeks or months, you’ve probably noticed that employers have been calling for more of a focus on skills relevant for the workplace rather than concentrating solely on academic qualifications. read more...

11/04/2013

If you were a graduate employer, would your CV impress you?

A CV has one purpose in life – to achieve an interview and bag you a place on that graduate scheme or job. read more...

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