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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.


Graduates must be aware the City is fast paced

Graduates hoping for careers in the City should be aware of the fast pace of life in the sector, a financial economist has advised. read more...


Self-motivation key to graduate entrepreneurs

A high level of self-motivation is vital to graduate entrepreneurs, a new survey has revealed. read more...


Brand 'less important' in financial services recruitment market

Financial services employers have over-estimated the power of their brand when trying recruit new employees including graduates, according to a new survey.

The study, undertaken by Badenoch & Clark, revealed 79 per cent of financial services workers say brand makes no difference in their choice of employer, Onrec.com reported. read more...


Graduates prefer life in the fast lane

Young people, including graduates, wish they could finish tasks such as exercise in half the time, according to new research. read more...


40,000 new jobs created last month

Over 40,000 new jobs were created across the UK's top 21 industries in September 2007, according to new figures.

The results of the monthly Adecco/Mandis Job Creation Index (JCI) indicated that 20 per cent more jobs were created last month in comparison to the same period in 2006. read more...


Degrees should 'give more detail' to graduates

Graduates should be given a detailed breakdown of their degree marks to help them when they enter the graduate recruitment market, a new report has recommended. read more...


Scottish students reject idea of 'graduate tax'

Students at a Scottish university have rejected a proposal put forward by their principal to introduce a graduate tax to help fund higher education.

Dr Brian Lang, principal at St Andrews University, made the suggestion earlier this year that a tax could be paid by university leavers once they have entered a graduate career. read more...


Graduates opt out of the gap year

The idea of a gap year spent travelling around the world is becoming less attractive to students, a new survey has found. read more...


Medical graduates' debts could get worse

New medical students could leave university £8,000 more in debt than this year's medical graduates, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned.

A new survey, undertaken by the BMA, has shown the average medical graduate leaves university with debts of £20,000. read more...


Shortage in UK IT graduates 'exaggerated'

Reports of a shortage in UK IT graduates are overstated, experts have claimed.

A new survey of leading IT employers, undertaken by silicon.com, has revealed that the majority have not experienced any problems recruiting for graduate IT jobs. read more...

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