New compulsory living wage announced – but you won’t get it until your 25th birthday

New compulsory living wage announced – but you won’t get it until your 25th birthday

CHANCELLOR ANNOUNCES BOOST TO PAY – BUT UNDER-25s EXCLUDED (FOR NO APPARENT REASON) The Chancellor George Osborne has just announced the introduction of a new compulsory living wage of £7.20 per hour, which will take effect from April 2016 and rise to £9 an hour...
Smart graduates should ditch London and head north for a better life, says new study

Smart graduates should ditch London and head north for a better life, says new study

MANCHESTER, LEEDS AND NEWCASTLE OFFER GOOD JOBS AND CHEAPER LIVING Thinking of heading to London now you’ve graduated? Graduates looking for somewhere to live and work might be smarter to avoid the capital and head for northern cities like Manchester, according...
Mind the graduate pay gap! Men make £2,000 more than women in first job after uni

Mind the graduate pay gap! Men make £2,000 more than women in first job after uni

TWO GRAND GENDER PAY GAP STARTS STRAIGHT AFTER UNI The average graduate salary for male graduates is £2,000 more than for female graduates in their first job after university – indicating that the so-called ‘gender pay gap’ between the sexes can be...
Graduate jobs madness! Two thirds of firms say they CAN’T FILL their vacancies

Graduate jobs madness! Two thirds of firms say they CAN’T FILL their vacancies

BIG EMPLOYERS REPORT HUNDREDS OF SPARE PLACES… WHILE THOUSANDS OF GRADUATES ARE UNDER-EMPLOYED IN SHOPS AND CALL CENTRES Two thirds of the UK’s biggest graduate employers say they are struggling to fill their vacancies for 2015 – because the...
Can’t find a graduate job? Perhaps you’re just not posh enough

Can’t find a graduate job? Perhaps you’re just not posh enough

IT’S OFFICIAL: TOP FIRMS FAVOUR ‘POLISHED’ APPLICANTS FROM PRIVILEGED BACKGROUNDS (EVEN IF THEY’RE LESS CLEVER) The UK’s top employers have been slammed for sidelining the UK’s bright working class applicants in favour of more...
How do I turn my unpaid internship into a paid job?

How do I turn my unpaid internship into a paid job?

TIRED OF WORKING FOR FREE? GET TOUGH – OR GET OUT OF THERE Working for free – and running out of cash, fast? You’re not alone. In a graduate job market as tough as today’s, thousands of graduates are finding themselves working for free...
Happy Birthday… to us!

Happy Birthday… to us!

GRADUATE FOG IS FIVE TODAY! Happy birthday to us… Happy birthday to us… Happy birthday Graduate Fo-og… Happy birthday to us! That’s right – today we are celebrating this website’s FIFTH birthday! And we want to say a big thank you...
Graduates! Keen to cut your travel costs? Join the Commuter Club

Graduates! Keen to cut your travel costs? Join the Commuter Club

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An insult to workers? Minimum wage set to rise… by a measly 20p per hour

An insult to workers? Minimum wage set to rise… by a measly 20p per hour

NEW RATE IS “NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH” SAY CRITICS Good news for graduates doing low-paid internships, shop jobs and bar work: the national minimum wage is set to rise in October 2015. The bad news? The new rate is just 20p per hour more than the current rate....
What do YOU think makes a great graduate job?

What do YOU think makes a great graduate job?

COMPANY CULTURE, TRAINING – OR COLD, HARD CASH? A fat pay packet is no longer the top priority for job-hunting graduates, according to new figures. Despite their large student debt and the high cost of renting, only one in ten graduates rate salary as their top...