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.


Proposed salary increases not enough say teaching unions

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

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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Graduates ‘lacking key skills’, HR managers say

18 Dec 2019

One-fifth of graduates are unprepared for the workplace when they leave university, HR managers feel, and many lack crucial skills...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: DSTL raises the game with Innovation in Recruitment win

20 Nov 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory wowed the Personnel Today Awards 2019 judges with an innovative online game that aimed...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: KPMG triumphs in HR Supplier Partnership Award

20 Nov 2019

KPMG was voted the top HR supplier partner in this category, which is only open to companies working with shortlisted...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Civil Service takes Graduate Scheme of the Year accolade

20 Nov 2019

Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent was named Graduate Scheme of the Year at the 2019 Personnel Today Awards....

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Graduates take on second jobs to meet living costs

20 Nov 2019

Recent university graduates are having to take on second jobs in order to pay their rent and cope with rising...

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Firms accused of ‘university snobbery’ in graduate recruitment

18 Sep 2019

One fifth (22%) of prestigious Russell Group university graduates have yet to secure a full-time job, compared to 30% of...

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International graduates offered two-year work visa

11 Sep 2019

International graduates will be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work under a new immigration...

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TUC urges action to end graduate class discrimination

9 Sep 2019

Graduates from wealthier backgrounds are more than twice as likely to be on a £30,000 starting salary than those with working-class roots.

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Poor recruitment processes can damage brands

29 Aug 2019

Research into recruitment experiences has underlined the potential damage caused to brands by negative processes

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Jargon puts off half of graduate jobseekers

22 Aug 2019

Half of UK workers are put off applying for a role because of jargon in a job description, according to...

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Study busts myths on students’ work expectations

2 Aug 2019

Most undergraduates have a nuanced view of ethics and morality when it comes to selecting a company to work for after graduation

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Degree apprenticeship pay rising quicker than graduate pay

24 Jul 2019

Pay for degree-level apprenticeships is rising more rapidly than that of traditional graduate roles, with more employers choosing to offer...

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Top jobs dominated by privately educated and Oxbridge graduates

25 Jun 2019

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

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