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is your degree worth it?

Research by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation at the University of Bristol found that law, economics and management were the most valuable subjects for study. . . . → Read More: is your degree worth it?

Proctor & Gamble goes virtual

Proctor & Gamble is developing digital recruitment techniques as graduates make more use of digital space for their job search . . . → Read More: Proctor & Gamble goes virtual

Graduates are not getting the jobs they want

The survey of 700 workers who have graduated in the past two years, shows that 58% gave the reason for this as being unable to find a suitable job, while 28% claimed their degree did not equip them with the skills required for the workplace. . . . → Read More: Graduates are not getting the jobs they want

Moving away from the 2.1 filter

The tricky question is will a move away from the 2.1 degree filter open opportunities which previously would have remained out of reach. . . . → Read More: Moving away from the 2.1 filter

Female graduates win the recruitment stakes for top jobs

Why is it that female graduates are increasingly more successful than male graduates in getting jobs in the professions and top companies? Does it flow naturally from the fact that there are more female graduates? I suppose that statistically the laws of probability apply and the one naturally leads to the other. But, I’m inclined . . . → Read More: Female graduates win the recruitment stakes for top jobs

ITV tunes into graduate programme

ITV launches its first-ever graduate recruitment campaign today. Ten graduate roles will be offered for two-year placements, according to Catherine Schlieben, ITV head of recruitment.

The broadcaster already offers 10 one-year news traineeships for entry-level journalists. That initiative will run alongside the new graduate recruitment programme.

Schlieben told Recruiter that placements in the graduate programme . . . → Read More: ITV tunes into graduate programme

KPMG on the hunt for 75,000 graduates worldwide

Professional services firm KPMG will recruit about 75,000 graduates worldwide over the next three years, representing a 25% increase in the firm’s historical resourcing target.

The global member firm network has identified a need to take on about 250,000 new hires over the next five years, and graduate recruitment plays an essential role in meeting . . . → Read More: KPMG on the hunt for 75,000 graduates worldwide

FDM Group to recruit 1,000 graduates

FDM Group is to recruit 1,000 graduates by the end of this year.

The IT graduate employer has just reached its target for the second quarter of 2011 by recruiting 618 graduates in the past seven months.

Graduate trainees are offered

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Is a Degree worth it?

Will the UK move towards the USA system with universities free to charge students what the market will bear for tuition. If so, it would free universities from state control on numbers of students and generally require students to fund their own education. Of course, the universities would provide grants to high calibre students whose parents were of modest means. (Oxford University already supports 30% of it’s undergraduates through their bursary scheme). . . . → Read More: Is a Degree worth it?

Jaguar Land Rover doubles its graduate intake

Jaguar Land Rover has doubled the number of graduates it plans to recruit this year.

The company plans to hire 280 graduates in 2011 compared to 135 last year.

The 280 graduates will be hired for

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