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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.


Graduate career aspirations - a retention nightmare?

A new Young Professionals (or 'Second Jobber') survey conducted by Hobsons as part of their annual Graduate Recruitment Review has found that no less than 91% of graduate recruits leave their first 'career job' within two years. read more...


Who wants a grad job?

Not, it seems, all of today's graduates. While employers have generous packages on offer, the priority for many young people is working a career around a lifestyle, says Clare Hargreaves

Undaunted by their burdens of debt, growing numbers of students are opting to head for the beach rather than the office after graduating. read more...


Is small really beautiful for you?

A company's size may dictate the resources and opportunities for its graduate trainees. David Williams reports

They're small, they give great responsibility and they're crying out for graduates. That's the theory anyway. read more...


Good News for Graduates: Salaries and vacancies buoyant in 2005

The graduate job market continues to grow, according to research published today (Thursday 10 February 2005) by the AGR (Association of Graduate Recruiters). read more...


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...

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