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.


RAD Awards 2021 open for entries

The 2021 RAD Awards have opened for entries as the search for the very best in employer branding, talent attraction...

Personnel Today Awards 2020: Graduate Scheme shortlist

2 Oct 2020

As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards on 26 November, it’s time to begin showcasing those organisations that...

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Why virtual onboarding can still be a warm welcome

9 Sep 2020

It may be a tough labour market at the moment, but a number of key sectors continue to hire and...

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Is the graduate jobs market as bleak as the headlines suggest?

4 Sep 2020

The class of 2020 is facing one of the most challenging jobs markets ever experienced, with reports suggesting graduate schemes...

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Graduate recruitment down by almost a third in some countries

15 Jul 2020

The graduate hiring market is down by almost a third in some countries due to the coronavirus, the Institute of...

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Government must act to prevent mass youth unemployment

3 Jul 2020

Measures need to be urgently implemented to avoid mass youth unemployment, and should include employers being incentivised...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: entry deadline extension available

29 May 2020

With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...

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Why graduate recruitment doesn’t need to be on lockdown

12 May 2020

Although some organisations may be putting graduate recruitment and internships on hold to reduce cost, there’s no reason why they...

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Coronavirus could push youth unemployment over 1 million

6 May 2020

Youth unemployment could top 1 million due to the impact of the coronavirus, according to a report from the Resolution...

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Only a third of graduates confident about securing role

15 Apr 2020

Only a third of this year’s graduates are confident they will secure a graduate job when they leave university, according...

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Graduate and apprentice hiring hit by coronavirus uncertainty

25 Mar 2020

Companies have been forced to scale down entry-level recruitment programmes.

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Russell Group graduates less likely to need work experience

10 Mar 2020

Eighty-three percent of recent non-Russell Group graduates would not have been able to secure a graduate role without an internship,...

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RAD Awards 2020 winners: TMP Worldwide takes Work of the Year with The AA

31 Jan 2020

TMP Worldwide took the coveted Work of the Year for its campaign for The AA.

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Proposed salary increases not enough say teaching unions

21 Jan 2020

The government has provided more information on pay increases for teachers since it announced the biggest sustained uplift in pay...

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Entry-level recruitment intentions slow down

6 Jan 2020

Graduate and school-leaver recruitment intentions have slowed down substantially and could result in an overall drop in entry-level hires if...

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