Graduates

Employers can use XpertHR to assess graduate recruitment and starting salaries. Find out about the general state of the graduate labour market and whether there is growth or decline in graduate vacancies and graduate starting salaries. We reveal how employers go about attracting the best candidates and the selection methods used.


Degree-level apprenticeships have grown by around 50%, according to the ISEVOISIN/PHANIE/REX/Shutterstock

Growth in apprenticeships outstripping graduate roles

Roles open to apprentices have grown by almost a fifth, vastly outstripping growth in graduate jobs.
According to the Institute...

Welsh Water receives last year's trophy for Graduate Scheme of the Year

Personnel Today Awards: Graduate Scheme of the Year

12 Sep 2017

In our continuing series of articles profiling those who have successfully made the shortlist for this year’s Personnel Today Awards,...

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Swipe right for the best candidate? Recruitment enters the Tinder age

14 Jul 2017

Recruitment systems are evolving so candidates can use artificial intelligence to match themselves to roles in a similar way they...

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Graduate recruitment: what should you pay the class of 2017?

22 May 2017

What starting salary is your organisation offering to graduate recruits in 2017? As the class of 2017 joins the labour...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Personnel Today Awards 2017 open for entries

29 Mar 2017

Is your HR team at the heart of your organisation? Are you getting the recognition you deserve? Your opportunity to...

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Essential people analytics: Seven key HR metrics for 2017

18 Jan 2017

With data and analytics playing an increasingly critical role in HR decision-making, latest analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals the seven...

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Welsh Water receives last year's trophy for Graduate Scheme of the Year

Welsh Water cleans up with Graduate Scheme of the Year 2016

22 Nov 2016

Welsh Water returned victorious from London’s Park Lane this week after winning the Graduate Scheme of the Year at the...

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Graduate recruitment heats up, salaries stay frozen

10 Aug 2016

Employers have frozen graduate starting salaries for the eighth year in a row, despite an overall pick-up in graduate recruitment,...

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Mindset and match: recruiting millennials is about more than speed

4 Aug 2016

Speeding up recruitment processes may appease applicants, but it won’t get to the heart of why some employers are failing...

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Gamification in recruitment: psychometric selection for more diverse talent

1 Aug 2016

As companies endeavour to attract candidates with the right skills, Cath Everett looks at how gamification is helping recruiters select...

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Penguin Random House HRD: “Degrees are a lazy sifting tool”

25 Apr 2016

Penguin Random House this year joined a select group of employers to remove the requirement for a degree for new...

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Employment law in Japan: 10 surprising facts

14 Mar 2016

The traditional Japanese idea of “lifetime employment”, with a full-time employee working for the same employer until retirement, has been...

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Name-blind recruitment for NHS and civil service by 2020

8 Feb 2016

The announcement by the Cabinet Office follows David Cameron’s pledge at October’s Conservative party conference to remove bias in recruitment...

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Havas People and NOMS take top prize at 2016 RAD Awards

1 Feb 2016

A campaign to recruit prison officers has won the coveted Work of the Year prize at the 2016 RAD Awards....

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