No idea how much student debt you have? Join the club

No idea how much student debt you have? Join the club

HALF OF GRADUATES KNOW ONLY ‘ROUGHLY’ WHAT THEY OWE No idea how much student debt you have, how long it will take to pay back, or how much interest you’re being charged? You’re not alone. New research shows that six in ten graduates don’t...
Are ‘picky’ graduates really TURNING DOWN jobs?

Are ‘picky’ graduates really TURNING DOWN jobs?

YOUNG JOBSEEKERS ARE “PLAYING HARD TO GET” WITH EMPLOYERS, REPORT CLAIMS The UK’s “picky” graduates are “playing hard to get” with employers, and many are actually turning down jobs, if new reports are to be believed. Can this...
Wow! Employer offers £40,000 per student to help with university costs

Wow! Employer offers £40,000 per student to help with university costs

(AND NO, THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY IT BACK WHEN THEY GRADUATE) Is it fair that students are burdened with the entire cost of their degree, when some of the world’s biggest firms also benefit – and profit – from that education? Professional...
Are your graduate debt repayments really just one “posh coffee” a day?

Are your graduate debt repayments really just one “posh coffee” a day?

CUT OUT CAPPUCCINOS TO PAY OFF YOUR LOAN, SAYS POLITICIAN – BUT DOES HIS MATHS ADD UP? A government minister who implied that graduates could pay off their debt easily by simply cutting out cappuccinos has been slammed for minimising the true scale of...
Shocking! Boss charges unpaid interns £300 for a reference

Shocking! Boss charges unpaid interns £300 for a reference

TIGHT-FISTED EMPLOYER INSISTS IT IS A “FAIR ADMINISTRATIVE FEE” * OUR STORY PICKED UP BY THE OBSERVER! * Former interns who worked at a London thinktank have been told they must pay a £300 fee if they want a job reference from their old employer. The...
Graduate job hunting in 2015? 3 things you need to know

Graduate job hunting in 2015? 3 things you need to know

LOOKING FOR A GRADUATE JOB THIS YEAR? READ THIS FIRST! If you’re looking for a well-paid, permanent graduate job in 2015, you’ll need to have your wits about you. Despite good news about falling unemployment, many graduates say they’re still finding...
All we want for Christmas is… a pay rise, say graduates

All we want for Christmas is… a pay rise, say graduates

SHOW US THE MONEY, SAY CASH-STRAPPED YOUNG WORKERS   Bosses who hire graduates, take note: what your young staff really want isn’t a Christmas party or more time off. Four in ten say what they really want is… a pay rise. A festive survey of 500 students...
The four-week limit: The little legal change every intern needs to know about

The four-week limit: The little legal change every intern needs to know about

HOW ONE TINY TWEAK WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT FOR YOUNG WORKERS Good news for interns at last! Yesterday, Labour announced it is backing an important proposal which will help to ensure that all internships lasting more than four weeks are automatically paid, if the party...
Ho Ho Ho! Win your FREE copy of ‘How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession’

Ho Ho Ho! Win your FREE copy of ‘How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession’

* JOB BOARD MONSTER GIVES AWAY 150 COPIES TO GRADUATES * Job board Monster is giving away 150 copies of How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession, as an early Christmas present to the UK’s job-hunting graduates. To win your book (plus a Monster goody bag),...
London internships: Six in 10 paid less than the minimum wage

London internships: Six in 10 paid less than the minimum wage

UK CAPITAL HAS ‘A BIG PROBLEM’ WITH UNPAID INTERNSHIPS, FINDS DAMNING NEW REPORT More than six in 10 London internships are paid less than the minimum wage and unpaid internships are ‘a big problem’ in the capital, according to a damning new...