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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.


Britons don't want to work less

We work the longest hours in the European Union, but a new survey from The Times reveals that most Britons (78% apparently) would not choose to work fewer hours for less money. read more...


Stacking up experience

With 250,000 graduates joining the jobs market each year, some have to make a career start where they least expect it - as Tom Barlow reports - Fancy a career stacking shelves?

Probably not.


What happened next?

Caroline Carey worked as a call centre collections agent while studying business admin and ergonomics at Aston University But what does she do now?

Caroline Carey is now working for food retailer Aldi, as a trading director who oversees more than 57 stores located in the Midlands.

She describes her position as fast-paced and varied.


All in a day's work

Helen McNutt has been pursuing the graduate career dream that has seen her take up 18 jobs in two years

You go to university. You graduate. You take a year out to travel. You return. You start a well paid job related to your degree ... or at least that's how it's meant to go. read more...


Hand-written CVs on luminous paper

Unemployment may be at record lows, but getting onto the first rung of the career ladder is tougher than ever before according to the UK's leading recruitment experts. read more...


Gap year loan cut plan

A scheme to reduce the student loan debts of graduates who spend a gap year doing voluntary work before starting their careers is being considered by the Government. read more...


Mind the gap (year)

A graduate employment scheme between universities in Leeds and local businesses is set to bolster the area’s job market. read more...


Why graduates need extra degrees in charisma to survive the job jungle

Employers are staging a 'Darwinian war for talent' in which only the business savvy player makes the first rung on the ladder, writes John Clare, Education Editor. read more...


The art of using a recruitment consultancy

Ever considered using a recruitment agency? Vicky Kennedy says you should, but warns that graduate blind dates have their perils.

Finding the right job is like finding the right partner. read more...


Graduates 'satisfied with jobs'

Most graduates are in jobs appropriate for their level of skills and training, a study suggests.

Research involving 4,500 students who graduated in 1995 shows 85% are "very or reasonably satisfied" with their career progress. Two-thirds said a degree had been required for their current job. read more...

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