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.


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Top jobs dominated by privately educated and Oxbridge graduates

Employers should collect and monitor data on the socio-economic background of their staff, it has been recommended, after a report...

How on-the-job training can accelerate school leavers’ career progression

3 Jun 2019

While university is a popular choice for school leavers, well-paid vocational alternatives can also help jump start a successful career,...

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Young people critical of lack of diversity and social mobility

16 May 2019

Two-thirds of young people feel they have to conceal or change who they really are in order to make a good impression and find a job at many businesses.

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Overeducation blights careers across UK

29 Apr 2019

New data released by the Office of National Statistics has shown that almost a third of graduates have more education than is required for the jobs they are doing.

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Women postgraduates earn less than men with first degrees

26 Apr 2019

Women with master’s degrees in England earn less than their male peers who only have bachelor’s degrees, according to the latest data on graduate earnings...

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Graduate gender pay gap: Men earn 15% more than women

29 Mar 2019

The gap between male and female graduate pay has continued to widen, with men earning 15% more than women five...

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Apprentices need more help with how to dress for work

20 Mar 2019

Employers are four times more likely to worry about how their apprentices dress for work than they would about graduates,...

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Amazon unveils strategy to increase women in STEM roles

7 Mar 2019

Amazon launches plans to boost women in tech roles across its UK business, as research offers fresh insights on women's experiences of the innovation economy

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Candidates apply for peak number of graduate schemes as competition grows

7 Mar 2019

Candidates are applying for an all-time high number of graduate schemes, according to figures collated by software company Oleeo.
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RAD Awards 2019 winners: Pink Squid take Work of the Year for Capgemini campaign

31 Jan 2019

Recruitment advertising agency Pink Squid won Work of the Year tonight at the RAD Awards 2019 for its “Active Inclusion”...

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Government to offer cash incentives in teacher retention battle

28 Jan 2019

Teachers are to be offered cash incentives and more support with work-life balance in a bid to attract more recruits...

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Large employers fear inability to fill technical roles

25 Jan 2019

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned for their ability to recruit sufficient numbers of graduates for technical roles as Brexit looms,...

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Manufacturers favour apprentices over graduates, says EEF

17 Dec 2018

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What can employers spend apprenticeship levy funding on? 

Employers now favour employing apprenticeships over graduates, a...

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Female graduates’ pay much higher than non-graduates’

27 Nov 2018

Female university graduates’ earnings are almost a third higher by their late twenties than the salaries of those who did...

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Half of employers don’t know that many unpaid internships are illegal

23 Nov 2018

As many as half of employers are not aware that most unpaid internships are likely to be illegal, research has...

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