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The Youth Contract – Gradcore Reaction

Gradcore Team, Created 23/12/2011 12:05 Last updated 11/10/2015 02:02

In last month’s blog I asked the question ‘has the government forgotten about graduates?’ This was prompted by rising unemployment figures and an apparent unwillingness to take action from the Government. Since then the Deputy Prime Minister has announced that the Youth Contract will provide nearly £1billion to tackle youth... Continue Reading

Why does a strategic approach to skills matter?

Gradcore Team, Created 19/12/2011 16:11 Last updated 01/01/2015 14:45

Gradcore believes that growth strategies cannot succeed without taking the skills of the local population into consideration. This is illustrated in an example given by the IPPR, "if a northern LEP identified a significant opportunity in offshore wind power, and sought to build their capacity in... Continue Reading

Big Graduate Survey 2011: the regional view

Gradcore Team, Created 19/12/2011 15:47 Last updated 05/12/2013 03:54

The Big Graduate Survey 2011 results make interesting reading, particularly if we break down the data to look at responses of graduates living within different parts of the region. The 2012 survey is due to be published in summer 2012. Continue Reading

Graduate Utilisation vs Retention

Gradcore Team, Created 19/12/2011 15:20 Last updated 25/07/2013 22:27

Most graduates are highly skilled, motivated individuals who are capable of offering new ideas and insights. Policymakers know that these qualities are the drivers of economic growth and for at least a decade have been asking questions about graduate 'retention'. How can we encourage graduates to stay on after university... Continue Reading

Helping the NHS boost its talent pool

Gradcore Team, Created 19/12/2011 15:12

Graduates Yorkshire, a jobs board managed by Gradcore, helped the NHS replace its talent pool by providing a new way to access graduate talent.   Continue Reading

Improving graduate recruitment and work experience schemes in local government

Gradcore Team, Created 19/12/2011 15:10 Last updated 19/12/2011 15:32

Gradcore was asked to produce a study in to the work experience schemes offered by the Yorkshire and Humber local government and offer a combination of practical advice and suggestions for new initiatives and developments that might benefit further work experience strategies. Continue Reading

Has the Government forgotten about graduates?

Gradcore Team, Created 16/11/2011 15:36 Last updated 19/01/2018 23:29

Youth unemployment has finally reached the 1 million mark. We are awaiting the Government’s imminent NEET strategy to tell us how it plans to tackle this escalating problem. One thing I don’t expect to see in that strategy however is much more in the way of support for young graduates.... Continue Reading

Youth unemployment: the case for optimism

Gradcore Team, Created 12/10/2011 10:33 Last updated 12/10/2011 10:49

‘Youth unemployment highest since records began’, we can expect to see this headline featured in many news reports today. The latest figures show that ILO unemployment amongst 16-24 year olds has not reached 1 million, as previously feared. But at 991,000 the youth unemployment level is the highest since comparable... Continue Reading

Graduates Yorkshire - nominated for National Online Recruitment Award

Gradcore Team, Created 29/09/2011 13:16 Last updated 13/12/2011 12:33

For the second year running, Graduates Yorkshire (A Gradcore jobs board) has just been nominated for Best Regional Jobs Board at the National Online Recruitment Awards. Continue Reading

Our Top Three Priorities for Gradcore Research

Gradcore Team, Created 16/09/2011 14:33 Last updated 16/09/2011 14:52

Three weeks into my role as Research Manager at Gradcore, I’m thinking about priorities for the next six months. I wanted to share my ideas with you and would love to hear your comments on what you would like to see from us… Continue Reading