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...
WOOP! Living Wage jumps to nearly £10 an hour

WOOP! Living Wage jumps to nearly £10 an hour

BUT GULF WIDENS BETWEEN WAGES OFFERED BY GOOD AND BAD EMPLOYERS The Living Wage has jumped to nearly £10 an hour in some parts of the UK, meaning that graduates working for ‘good’ employers are earning 41% more than those with the same skills who are...
End unpaid internships by 2020? No, end them now

End unpaid internships by 2020? No, end them now

WE DEMAND URGENT ACTION IN FIGHT FOR FAIR PAY FOR YOUNG WORKERS Graduate Fog’s founder has insisted that interns’ fight for fair pay must be a priority – and that a recommendation that unpaid internships should be abolished by 2020 is an insult to...
Skint but cheerful: Meet the graduates who refuse to get depressed about their debt

Skint but cheerful: Meet the graduates who refuse to get depressed about their debt

WAGES FOR UNDER-30s DROP BY 11% – BUT UPBEAT GRADS SAY “WE DON’T KNOW ANY DIFFERENT” How rich (or poor) do you feel – and does it get you down? Or do you refuse to worry about it? Graduate Fog has noticed a wide range in attitudes from...
Do you have graduate salary envy?

Do you have graduate salary envy?

A QUARTER EXPERIENCE ‘LOW EARNER ANXIETY’ Tens of thousands of graduates regularly compare their salary to that of their friends and suffer from ‘low earner anxiety’ as they find their post-university pay packet is smaller than they expected it...
“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

“Oh, okay then…” Bosses finally back minimum wage rise

LOWEST PAID WORKERS LOOK SET TO EARN 3% MORE There is good news for graduates earning the national minimum wage – Britain’s business leaders have announced they are backing a proposed 3% rise recommended by the Low Pay Commission. The bad news?...
A quarter of graduates are earning less than apprentices. Are you one of them?

A quarter of graduates are earning less than apprentices. Are you one of them?

TOO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE “SHOE-HORNED” INTO UNI DEGREES THAT DON’T PAY OFF, SAYS LABOUR MP A quarter of graduates are earning less than apprentices, according to new figures. New research from the Office of National Statistics has found that 27% of...
A fifth of firms plan to hire more graduates in 2014

A fifth of firms plan to hire more graduates in 2014

BUT LOW WAGES AND SHORT-TERM CONTRACTS WILL STAY If you found it tough to land a graduate job in 2013, we have good news. It should be a bit easier in 2014. More than a fifth of firms say they plan to hire more graduates in 2014 than they did in 2013, according to a...