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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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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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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