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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.


Taking a second degree set to get harder

Graduates looking to take a second degree may find it harder to start their studies under new government plans, a university head has warned.

The government has announced plans to end university funding for graduates looking to undertake a second degree that is equal to the one they have already graduated in. read more...


Top universities 'are awarding more top degrees'

More and more graduates are leaving the UK's top universities with better degrees, new research has shown.

The findings, reported in the Guardian, reveal that the elite 20 universities in the UK, also known as the Russell Group, awarded two per cent more 2:1s and first class degrees every year from 1994 to 2002. read more...


Graduate training scheme launched for brewers

Brewer Greene King has launched what it claims to be the first ever graduate training scheme for aspiring brewers.

The Pub Retail Management scheme involves graduates undertaking a 48-week long industrial placement in preparation for filling a deputy manager position at one of the company's 750 pubs around the UK. read more...


Schools to link with universities

The government is set to announce a scheme to partner every secondary school in the UK with a university, the BBC has reported.

The plans aim to increase the number of pupils from low-income families who enter higher education, and ultimately move onto the graduate recruitment market. read more...


Major Indian company looks to UK for graduates

Indian technology company Infosys is increasingly targeting UK graduate recruitment, the BBC has reported. read more...


Government welcomes graduate teacher statistics

The government has welcomed the publication of new statistics detailing the number of graduates applying for the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

The latest set of monthly figures detailing PGCE applications shows a consistently high number of applicants looking to pursue a graduate career in teaching. read more...


Work and money stress hits graduates

The stress of everyday life leaves two thirds of British people feeling at the end of their tether and unable to cope, new research has revealed. read more...


UK medical graduates left jobless

An online application system for recruiting medical graduates has been scrapped, following claims that is has left thousands of applicants jobless. read more...


UK graduates have low flexible working expectations

Fewer UK graduates expect to benefit from flexible working than those in other major industrial nations, a new study has revealed.

Less than one per cent of UK graduates surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers believed they would work mainly from home in their careers, compared to over seven per cent in China.

At the same time 82.


Graduates set to benefit from £1bn for business innovation

A major government initiative to boost business innovation, science and technological development looks set to benefit graduates.

Ministers have pledged to plough £1 billion investment over the next three years into a package intended to support technology and innovation in business at all levels. read more...

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