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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 to practice psychometric tests on the web

Graduates hoping to gain experience in psychometric tests to help prepare for interviews can now do so, thanks to a new website.

SHL, an assessment solutions company, is giving jobseekers the opportunity to test themselves via their website before they have to face the real thing. read more...


Civil servants put in the extra hours

Graduates hoping to start careers in the civil service will be expected to work beyond their contracted hours, new research has shown. read more...


Graduates earn £100,000 more

Graduates will earn an average of £100,000 more than students who take their A-levels but then rule-out higher education, new government research has shown. read more...


Graduates should be prepared for on-line network checks

Graduates and other job-seekers are increasingly having their credentials checked out by potential employers via social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.

According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), more and more firms looking for candidates with specialist skills are turning to the popular websites. read more...


Professional study costs reach new highs

Study costs for professional careers in areas such as medicine and architecture have been subject to large increases, new research has discovered.

According to figures from the Children's Mutual, the costs for studying to become a doctor, solicitor, engineer, architect or nurse have rocketed over the past 12 months. read more...


Banking graduates go to 'boot camp'

Graduates hoping to get into the financial sector could benefit from a more rigorous 'boot camp' style recruitment drive.

The 'boot camps' offer graduates the chance to show their stamina on a temporary basis with the focus of training them into a more specific role when they have the right skill level. read more...


Graduates urged to take up IT roles

Graduates and A-level students are being urged to consider positions in IT – as sector experts brace themselves for a massive drop in skilled applicants. read more...


NUS express concern over graduate employment

Despite the increase in graduate employment the National Union of Students (NUS) has expressed its concern over the type of work that university leavers are being offered.

The NUS also claimed that an "old boys club" culture was restricting the opportunities of graduates of certain universities. read more...


Most students working to pay for studies

More than half of students have part-time jobs to help with the rising cost of university, a high street bank has revealed.

According to Halifax, some 52 per cent of UK university goers have to seek employment to make ends meet. read more...


Graduates should prepare for work disharmony

Graduate job seekers may find that starting a new job may be more difficult than anticipated - because they dislike their co-workers.

A poll conducted by jobs2view.com has revealed that up to 12 million disgruntled workers cannot stand to be around the colleagues. read more...

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