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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.


Dental graduates set to shun public sector

A number of dental graduates are set to turn their back on the NHS and work in the private sector, a new study suggests.

Research by the University of Dundee suggests that around 18 per cent of final year dentistry students plan to work privately. read more...


Female graduate high-fliers not in it for the money

A number of female graduates embarking on careers in business do so for personal contentment and not for money, new research has claimed.

According to a study by DivaBiz, some 51 per cent of women are in the business sector for satisfaction whereas less than quarters were in it for financial reasons. read more...


Graduates want to work with the big boys

Graduates and jobseekers hoping to get their foot on the first rung of the career leader prefer to work for large corporations, new research has shown.

According to the study, compiled by Robson Taylor, 31 per cent of job candidates are keen to working for big enterprises, onrec.com reports. read more...


A third of employees unhappy at work

Almost a third of UK employees are unhappy in their job, a new survey has reveled.

According to the figures, compiled by Learn Direct, 31 per cent of workers wish they were doing another job. read more...


Confidence key to graduate job approach

Graduates who ooze confidence in job interviews have more chance of capturing their dream occupation, experts have claimed.

Matt Caulfield, an expert in neuro linguistic programming, (NLP) argues that the right mental approach can propel the right candidates into high level positions. read more...


Female graduates resign HR posts

An increasing number of skilled female graduates and non-graduate managers are resigning from their human resources positions, new figures have shown.

A survey conducted by the Chartered Management Institute and Remuneration Economics suggests that even though more and more women are being promoted, pay rises have actually stalled. read more...


Graduate employees mistrust temps

Graduates and other employees have revealed that the group of fellow employees they mistrust most are the temporary members of staff. read more...


Commercial rate student loans 'unacceptable'

Charging students commercial rates of interest on learning loans would be 'unacceptable', the NUS have claimed.

Some commentators have suggested that badly needed university funding could be provided by charging student loans at typical rates, rather than the rate of inflation. read more...


IT graduates must possess confidence

Graduates hoping to get their teeth into roles within the IT sector need to be confident in their approach to new technology, sector experts have argued. read more...


Skilled graduates needed for consultancy and engineering

More graduates are needed to help fill a massive skills shortage in the consultancy and engineering sector, a new report has claimed.

A review by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) suggests that there may be as many as 20,000 unfilled sector vacancies at present. read more...

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