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Graduate programmes and apprenticeships now hybrid

From their first few days on the job, graduates and apprentices should be prepared to work hybrid. Institute of Student Employers (ISE) annual Student Development survey shows how the nature of work for people starting out in their careers has changed.

Contributor: Clare Tregaskis - ISE | Published: 4 April 2023

What do students actually want from their university experience? 

A recent acquisition of Gradguide by native is set to empower graduates ready for the world of work. Look out for a number of new initiatives designed to connect more Students’ Unions, job-ready students and employers, faster

Contributor: Nick Musto, Founder and CEO - native | Published: 25 January 2023

Grad employers increasingly not stipulating 2:1 degrees

While a 2:1 degree remains the most common requirement for graduate roles, this is the first time in the history of ISE’s student recruitment survey that the number has dropped to less than half. The number is down from 57% in 2021.

Contributor: Clare Tregaskis, ISE | Published: 10 December 2022

Cost of living could crush comprehensive school pupils’ aspirations

Growing numbers of 16-18-year-olds are giving up on aspirations of higher education due to the rising cost of living, with thousands of school leavers revising University plans to go straight into full or part-time work. The findings are revealed as part of Early Careers, An employer’s guide to discovering future talent, a new joint report released by Totaljobs and Career Ready.

Contributor: Jon Wilson - Totaljobs | Published: 24 November 2022

Graduates worse off and job market slows

Institute of Student Employers annual Student Recruitment Survey shows the graduate labour market is showing the first signs of slowing down and rising inflation has led to a drop in real wages as employers worry about the effects of a recession.   

Contributor: Clare Tregaskis - Institute of Student employers | Published: 31 October 2022

Cost-of-living pressure driving high salary expectations from graduates

Major new research of almost 4,000 UK students has found that expected graduate starting salaries have risen by 9% since January 2022, due to the stress and impact of cost-of-living increases. The research was conducted by Bright Network, a graduate careers and employment specialist which matches university students with graduate employers in the UK to begin quality roles and careers in their desired sectors.

Contributor: James Uffindell- Bright Network | Published: 6 October 2022

Work experience students must be prepared for hybrid

Institute of Student Employers' June poll showed that employers are strengthening their talent pipelines with 71% offering work experience this year, compared to 60% in 2021.  

Contributor: Clare Tregaskis - ISE | Published: 23 July 2022

Nearly half of last year’s grads already looking to change jobs

Many of last year’s graduates already want to leave their current job as they revaluate the career decisions they made during the pandemic and make plans to get ahead, reports Prospects Early Careers Survey 2022. 

Contributor: Clare Tregaskis - Prospects | Published: 22 July 2022