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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.


Has the fair left town?

Graduate careers fairs are said to be on their last legs. But Tom Barlow looks for some vital signs of life Where else can you find dozens of employers under one roof, armed not only with vacancies and friendly advice but frisbees, soft drinks and goodie-bags? Careers fairs make job-hunters feel wanted. read more...


Graduates confident about job prospects

A new survey reveals that 82% of university students are optimistic about their chances of getting a job on graduation. read more...


Students see degrees as an investment for the future

Over eight out of ten students (82 per cent) are optimistic about getting a job upon graduation; according to the latest UNITE Student Experience study.

On average, students expect to earn just over £19,000 in their first job, rising to £29,500 after five years. read more...


Graduate milk round may be soured by new legislation

The milk round, the annual visit by big employers to Britain’s universities in search of graduate talent, is under threat because of new European age discrimination laws. read more...


What can I earn?

I am a graduate professional with three years experience, earning £28,000. I am considering a move from the private to the public sector by how much can I expect my earnings to fall?

The short answer is not by as much as you think, if at all. read more...


Graduates know where to go for retail therapy

Sainsbury's AFTER a year of boardroom departures, IT problems and plummeting profits, Sainsbury's must have been hoping that the pre-Christmas shopping rush would bring some festive cheer to its business, unfortunately, along with many other retailers, it was disappointed. read more...


Defray your course's cost

Steve Coomber says many students do not take up offers of help PROSPECTIVE students will know that an MBA can unlock the door to a better career and usually a better salary. But benefits like these do not come cheap. In Europe, where one-year courses are the norm, a full-time MBA can cost £30,000. read more...


Routes to the top



Graduates postpone professional careers to travel, stock shelves and take 'chill out' time

Parents and employers are united in fear: Britain's grown-up children are highly educated, thousands of pounds in debt and have no intention whatsoever of getting a proper job. read more...


Is a Masters the answer?

If, according to the higher-education minister Kim Howells, it's a good time to be a graduate, does that mean that it's an even better time to be a postgraduate? The jury is still out. read more...

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