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.


Members of the Secret Intelligence team, flanked by Alex Jones and Personnel Today editor Rob Moss collect their Innovation in Recruitment Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: Innovation in Recruitment

The Personnel Today Awards 2019 take place on 19 November. Here we round up the contenders for the Innovation in...

The team from Let's Get Healthy collect their HR Supplier Partnership Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: HR Supplier Partnership Award

30 Oct 2019

The 2019 Personnel Today Awards take place on the 19 November. In a series of articles profiling all our finalists,...

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

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: Graduate Scheme of the Year

7 Oct 2019

With many industries facing skills shortages, getting the best graduate talent on board is more important than ever. Continuing our...

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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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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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