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What’s most important to tomorrow’s grads?

Putting people first is key to winning the war for next generation talent. Investors in People today launched its first Talent of Tomorrow report seeking to outline the components of a job that are most important to students who completed their college or university course this year.

Contributor: Paul Devoy | Published: 28 September 2018

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Top graduate jobs soar but state-schooled graduates vastly underrepresented 

Businesses hired significantly more graduates, apprentices and interns this year, however much more needs to be done to improve diversity. Institute of Student Employers (ISE) Annual Student Recruitment Survey 2018 reports that employers’ value young people, increasing their student hires overall by 16 percent. Last year overall hires increased by 6 perce

Contributor: Stephen Isherwood | Published: 25 September 2018

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Over a third of graduates have regrets about their degree

As an influx of graduates receive their degrees this month, new research from CV Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, reveals that over a third (34.7 percent) of graduates actually have regrets about their degree. What’s more, over half (53.9 percent) say that their current job isn’t even related to their chosen subject.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 23 July 2018

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Graduates remain ‘bedrock’ of emerging talent programmes

Graduates continue to account for the bulk of genuinely global entry-level programmes as businesses strive to build workforces which are internationally mobile and future-fit, according to the latest research. The research also reveals the ambitious and innovative steps that world-leading businesses are taking to triumph in the ‘war for talent’

Contributor: Sandrine Miller | Published: 17 May 2018

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Graduates’ biggest concerns revealed

Graduates worry the most about not getting a rewarding job and struggling with work-life balance. Reported progression opportunities as most important in new role. Graduates have at least £27,000 in student loans looming over their heads, the job market is fiercely competitive, renting a place to live is costly and buying property is near impossible.

Contributor: Ella Patenall | Published: 17 April 2018

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Graduates ill-prepared for job interviews

Today’s job market expects candidates to show, not tell, their skills at interviews. Only a fifth (22 percent) of the UK’s top universities offer up-to-date-guidance as part of their online resources to help students meet employers’ expectations in job interviews and thrive in the competitive graduate job market.

Contributor: Eleanor Bradley | Published: 15 January 2018