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A summary of news articles on graduate/student recruitment and development. 

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Student Recruitment
11 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
WCN Changes Name to Oleeo »
World Careers Network (WCN), the talent acquisition pioneer first established in 1995, announced a new brand identity, Ol...
07 June 2018
Graduate schemes preying on young people »
Opinion piece in The Guardian by Jolyon Maugham which calls for protection for young people against "rapacious" emplo...
07 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Love Island or Oxbridge »
ITV's Love Island received more applications than Oxford or Cambridge in 2017.  The Guardian provides a cost-...
22 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
School Leaver Awards 2018 winners »
The winners of this year's School Leaver Awards 2018 were announced last week.  Our chief executive Stephen I...
22 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dell on attracting more women: "We like our employees to reflect our customers" »
Dell's graduate recruitment has a 50% female intake.  How do they do it? Dell is careful to ensure all their...
15 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recruiters turning away from traditional approaches »
In the effort to attract a diverse pool of talent, brands are abandoning CVs and traditional methods.  So what are...
14 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study says graduates turning their back on graduate employment »
Study says more than half of the current university leavers are considering self-employment. The study was conducted by So...
26 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer Brand Management Award winners announced »
The winners of the 2018 Employer Brand Management Awards were announced last week. Teach First and Tonic won the Grand...
23 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
City graduate schemes increasingly using robots to interview candidates »
City graduate employers, including Goldman Sachs and Unilever are increasingly using robots to conduct interviews. ...
18 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Few UK graduates consider a career in sales »
Research conducted by Inspiring Interns, revealed that only two in ten university students would consider a career in sale...
12 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduates shun employers with large gender pay gaps »
New research suggests that employers with large gender pay gaps are being seen as less attractive by graduates. The res...
05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate employers gender pay gap »
Figures show many graduate employers are paying women a third less than their male colleagues.  Furthermore, it wa...
29 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BT uses virtual reality to recruit graduates and apprentices »
Using virtual reality technology, BT have created an assessment process that asks potential candidates to complete a serie...
29 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018 winners »
The winners of the 2018 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards were announced last night. IBM won the Graduat...
21 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regional cities skills shortage as graduates head to London »
A study compiled by WPI Strategy group, found that in the East Midlands 55.5% of graduates left the area to find work shor...
21 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Increase in oil and gas recruitment »
An increase in oil prices has sparked a growth in oil and gas recruitment.  There are signs of a renewed confidenc...
20 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest German BURGER KING® recruitment campaign is all about fire »
German BURGER KING®'s new recruitment campaign is all about fire.  The campaign uses images of young people from a...
14 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New online resource for student and graduate labour market information »
Prospects has launched Luminate, an online resource for school leaver, student and graduate labour market information....
14 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marketing graduate schemes - who is doing what »
Marketing Week looks at what employers are doing to attract marketers into their industries.  Although all big bra...
12 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer Brand Management Awards 2018 finalists »
The shortlist for the Employer Brand Management Awards 2018 has been announced.  The awards will take place in Lon...
26 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate recruitment trends »
2018 trends to watch 1. Emphasis on behaviour rather than qualifications 2. Shift to mobile applications 3. Ar...
20 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tourism Fiji launches "the ultimate graduate scheme" »
The tourist board’s programme, Degree2Fiji, includes a month-long stay in the island country in June 2018 to “encourage co...
14 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Intense battle for strongest graduates »
A new report by WCN and Universum highlights the increasing candidate expectations employers face when recruiting. The...
13 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study shows greater than 25% of university students run or plan to run their own business »
A study conducted by Santander shows that more than a quarter of university students are currently running or plan to run...
07 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Student recruitment: engagement and candidate experience is essential »
A report by WCN and Universum, sheds light on major challenges faced by employers looking to meet mounting candidate expec...
05 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nationwide enhances graduate selection process with "escape room" challenge »
Assessment specialist cut-e has helped Nationwide to enhance its graduate selection process with new online screening test...
29 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drop in number of MBAs opting for start-up activity »
Start-up activity among MBA graduates has dropped to its lowest level in eight years. A rise in the starting salaries offe...
22 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Firms move away from traditional CVs and application forms »
Firms are increasingly using unorthodox methods and new tech to recruit staff.  In December, it was reported that...
18 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Aldi pays UK graduates £44k and Audi A4 »
Report finds that supermarket Aldi offers one of the highest starting salaries for graduates in the UK.  The Gr...
18 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Student recruiting trends report »
WCN and employer branding thought leader Universum have compiled The must know student recruiting trends for 2018. The...
17 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate Promotions becomes part of Havas People »
After 15 years in business as an independent agency serving the world’s leading early talent employers, Graduate Promotion...
21 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
L'Oreal launches virtual reality graduate recruitment assessment »
L'Oréal UK & Ireland has debuted a new Virtual Reality experience as part of its graduate assessment scheme.  ...
08 November 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finance sector job vacancies up by a third in October »
The number of job vacancies in the finance sector is a third higher in October, when compared to the same month last year....
30 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lords debate likens unpaid internships to modern slavery »
During a Lords debate on whether to ban unpaid internships, they were likened to a modern form of slavery. Whilst the i...
27 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regions on the rise as graduates shun London »
Some of Britain's biggest employers have reported their graduates are shunning London for the better "lifestyle considerat...

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