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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.


Small companies may be ideal for ambitious graduates

Small and medium enterprises may provide more room for ambitious graduates to progress their careers, experts have claimed.

According to the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB), small businesses often allow graduates the chance to work in an exciting environment and may be perfect for university leavers looking to live outside the capital. read more...


Half of students work all year round

The cost of university has forced more than 50 per cent of students to constantly commit themselves to part time employment, new research suggests.

According to the figures compiled by Milkround, 52 per cent of students work all year round and a further 23 per cent worked in the holidays to help fund their education. read more...


Graduates beware: Accountancy comes with a health warning

Keen graduates hoping to build a career in the accounting could be under a health risk due to the increased hours expected of financial sector employees.

Recent research conducted by careersinaudit.com, suggests that almost 75 per cent of accountants believe that their rising hours have impacted negatively on their health. read more...


Graduate teachers avoiding head positions

The shortage of teaching staff, and graduates taking up positions in schools, has worsened with the revelation that there is a shortage of head teachers. read more...


Postgraduates forced to fight for funding

Funding for Postgraduates looking to conduct further study in arts and humanities is "extremely competitive", a experts warned. read more...


Management graduates with political skills gain advantage

Graduates hoping to succeed in management will have to have a high level of political skill, a new study has claimed.

According to research by the Chartered Management Institute and Warwick Business School, the ability to forge partnerships is becoming more important to enteprise leaders. read more...


Overseas market still suits UK graduates

Graduates could find a range of new opportunities by looking east, recent research suggests.

The survey, compiled by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), claims that almost three quarters of senior executives believe that Russian and eastern Europe will solve their skills shortage by looking overseas, reports onrec.com. read more...


Student Facebook protest forces bank u-turn

HSBC were forced to abandon plans to scrap their interest-free overdrafts for student customers after a mass protest via social networking site Facebook.

The bank had initially decided to charge graduates 9. read more...


Graduates 'calling the shots' in the jobs market

Graduates have more say than employers over what they can realistically expect of the UK jobs market, according to a new report. read more...


Universities UK rejects 'non-courses' claims

Suggestions from the Taxpayers' Alliance that hundreds of British university courses are a waste of time and effort have been dismissed by Universities UK. read more...

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