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.


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

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

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.
According...

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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

Apprenticeships
Employ an apprentice
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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Personnel Today Awards 2018 winners: Morecambe Bay Hospitals take top trophy

21 Nov 2018

UHMBT scooped the "best of the best" award at the 2018 Personnel Today...

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Members of the Unlocked Graduates team receive their Graduate Scheme of the Year award at the Personnel Awards 2018

Unlocked Graduates finds key for winning top accolade

21 Nov 2018

Unlocked Graduates won the Graduate Scheme of the Year Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018 for its groundbreaking work...

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2019 RAD Awards shortlist unveiled

20 Nov 2018

The shortlist for the 2019 RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and bravest in recruitment advertising, has been announced.
The...

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10 things graduate recruiters need to know about UK immigration

15 Oct 2018

As employers begin to ramp up their graduate recruitment programmes for 2019, what considerations do they need to bear in...

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Employers prefer apprenticeship experience over university degrees

14 Aug 2018

As thousands of students receive their A-level results this week, employers have revealed that the experience gained in an apprenticeship...

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