Job market trends
Competition is fierce for financial and investment banking roles and it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. One way might be to show your competitive side.
In a recent survey of smaller organisations looking to recruit graduates a quarter of them had head offices in Yorkshire and Humberside.
According to a Confederation of British Industry survey employment for young people is expected to grow by the greatest rate since 2008.
Graduates looking to go into Engineering are likely to benefit from the highest salaries and the best international opportunities.
The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) summer survey has found that employers are receiving, on average, 85 applications for each job role.
After years of finance and professional services firms being at the top of graduate recruiters, teaching charity 'Teach First' now tops the list as the leading graduate recruiter.
The latest research by the Incomes Data Service suggests that graduate recruitment, in the UK, will rise by 8% in 2013.
Many graduates leaving university consider taking a non-graduate position in order to earn some money while they plan their next step. This might not be as good an idea as it sounds.
The number of jobs requiring a degree in the UK has over taken the number of jobs requiring no qualifications at all.
Research suggests that London is still the top city for recruiting new graduates. So how does the rest of the UK fair and what do you need to know about finding work outside of the capital?
It is often said that the UK faces a shortage of graduates from subjects covering science, technology, engineering and mathematics. However according to recent research this may not be true.
Research carried out for the Million+ group by London Economics states that a UK undergraduate degree is a great financial investment and postgraduate attainment can boost your earnings even further.
The I.T digital sector is growing at a rapid rate and it is predicted that by 2015 there could be a significant skills shortage. It is a massive industry contributing 12% of the country's total GDP.
At the recent Targetjobs awards ceremony, leading graduate recruiters discussed what students and graduates need to do to make their applications stand out.
We are delighted to announce that the university's exclusive internship programme is now advertising opportunities.
Run by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and aimed at unemployed graduates, this competition gives you a chance to network with leading employers, gain skills and win big prizes.
As graduates look to change career direction, fill skills gaps for particular employment or increase their breadth over qualifications more and more are choosing vocational postgraduate degrees.
Heads of university careers and employability services have responded to a recent AGCAS survey by suggesting that the graduate labour market was looking more positive in the last quarter of 2012.
It is a popular misconception that unless you have a 2:1 degree or higher and a haul of UCAS points no graduate scheme will touch you.
According to the High Fliers survey 2013, the University of Leeds is in the top 10 of universities that graduate employers target for recruitment.
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, is this week launching its latest recruitment drive seeking up to 20 recent graduates or students graduating summer 2013 to join its European Graduate Programme.