Applications for graduate jobs have hit a record high, with an average of 83 university leavers applying for each vacancy, according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters' (AGR) biannual survey. This high follows steady increases in applications More...28 June 2011 00:01
Almost half of employers admit that they do not pay students and graduates who join them for work experience placements or internships, potentially breaching minimum wage legislation.
According to research published today by XpertHR, four employers More...20 June 2011 14:34
On 12 May 2011, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) claimed its first victory in its "cashback for interns" campaign when an intern, Keri Hudson, who had worked for TPG Web Publishing's My Village for around two months, was awarded £1,024 More...14 June 2011 16:25
A major new survey of university undergraduates published today shows that students graduating from Britain's top universities this summer have made a record number of job applications.
The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2011 by High Fliers Research r More...18 May 2011 15:11
Universities must teach better employability skills in course structures to help students develop key workplace competencies, according to research published today by the CBI and the National Union of Students (NUS).
The survey of 2,614 students fou More...16 May 2011 10:24
Universities that intend to charge the maximum fees of £9,000 per year will have to spend up to £900 of that income on fairer access for poorer students, boosting the diversity of future degree-educated workers. The Offi More...08 March 2011 14:34
With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers' recruitment budgets hit by the recession, young people could be forgiven for thinking that getting a decent job will be impossible in the coming years.
Ev More...02 March 2011 16:58
Students have given the arts, media and public sector the thumbs down for job prospects this year. A survey by graduate recruitment website Milkround.com asked students to rate their prospects in 26 industries.
Students thought they had the best cha More...28 January 2011 00:00
The number of graduate vacancies on offer rose during the past year for the first time since the recession took hold, according to figures released today by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).
In the winter edition of its twice-yearly More...25 January 2011 00:01
The Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) director-general has criticised the Government's "vague ideas" for stimulating growth and has accused it of ignoring valuable schemes already in place to create jobs. Sir Richard Lambert, who will st More...24 January 2011 16:11
Graduates applying for jobs will find the task far more difficult if they have no previous work experience, with two-thirds of employers saying candidates with no experience are "unlikely to be successful" during the selection process and "have little o More...18 January 2011 15:03
School leavers will be given the chance to study accountancy at university without paying tuition fees, in a new scheme offered by professional services firm KPMG. In September 2011, around 75 students will be given the chance to start a six-year pr More...18 January 2011 14:22
Following scenes of angry student protest over tuition fee increases at the end of 2010, there is more ill-feeling among graduates as they start 2011 with little confidence for their job prospects.
A poll of more than 600 users of graduate recr More...05 January 2011 00:00
After MPs voted to increase the limit on tuition fees from £3,920 a year to £9,000 yesterday, a survey by graduate recruitment website Milkround.com reiterates the ill-feeling towards the vote.
Just over half of the students and graduates who respon More...13 December 2010 00:00
Graduate recruitment is showing "signs of optimism" as one-third of employers increase their intake of university leavers. This is according to the 2010/11 XpertHR annual graduate recruitment survey, which also found that 71.6% of companies are curre More...29 November 2010 00:01
With student debt at a higher level than ever before, final year students are more likely to have jobs and work for longer hours during term time resulting in course dissatisfaction, lower grade expectations and less participation in extra-curricular ac More...22 November 2010 00:00
With graduate unemployment at an all time high and students still at university facing the prospect of large rises in fees, two of the UK’s leading employment services for under and post graduates, have come together to help make the task of hunting fo More...19 November 2010 06:00
Starting salaries offered to graduate recruits are 6% lower than in 2009 and are not keeping up with pay rises across the economy. This is according to XpertHR's annual graduate recruitment survey, which also found that university leavers tend to hav More...15 November 2010 10:02
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will consult its members on a new code of conduct for the HR profession, chief executive Jackie Orme has announced. The consultation is likely to begin at the end of this year with the aim o More...09 November 2010 12:18
Graduate unemployment has hit its highest level in 17 years, with research revealing that more than 21,000 students who graduated in 2009 were without work in January 2010.
The study , by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), sho More...01 November 2010 10:27