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
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
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
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
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
The average starting salary for graduates in 2010 is £22,968, down 4.2% from last year, according to preliminary findings from the XpertHR 2010/11 graduate recruitment survey . "Early findings show that starting salaries for More...29 September 2010 12:31
University leavers put personal skills ahead of academic success as predictors of entrepreneurial success, according to a new survey. The research, from small business insurer Hiscox , questioned 1,000 students graduating in 2010/11 and found that o More...29 September 2010 11:51
Graduate recruiters have been urged not to dismiss the "milk round" as part of their recruitment strategy after research revealed that final year students still value face-to-face contact with potential employers.
The survey of nearly 1,000 undergra More...23 September 2010 12:54
Confidence among graduate recruiters appears to be increasing, according to research presented today by Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).
Speaking at today's GTI Breakfast News event in central London, G More...22 September 2010 15:32
One in four graduates from some universities were left unemployed after finishing their degrees last summer, research has revealed.
Almost 25,000 students across the country have been left without a job after finishing their courses, following a squ More...16 July 2010 09:13
Business secretary Vince Cable is set to propose a graduate tax in his keynote speech later today about the future funding of higher education, the BBC has reported .
The tax would mean that students' fees would be paid directly by the governme More...15 July 2010 08:15
Jobseeking graduates should consider looking for work outside major cities and be prepared to be more flexible given the current climate, a major graduate employer has claimed.
Ernst & Young made the recommendation today as a study by the Assoc More...06 July 2010 12:03