Aldi is offering university leavers the highest published starting salary of £42,000 a year for trainee managers, according to a survey by High Fliers Research, followed by the European Commission with roles paying £41,500

Aldi's offer of £42,000 a year leads market in graduate recruitment

The number of graduate vacancies is expected to rise by 8.1 per cent this summer

Today’s school leavers are becoming 'savvier' in shopping around for alternative career routes

Student career advice: What your next employer will be looking for in 2015

As conversation turns to New Year’s resolutions and best intentions for the year ahead, plenty of you may be thinking about applying for new - or first - jobs. With competition still tough, how do you make sure you’re giving yourself the best possible chance and really differentiating yourself from the rest for the right reasons? There are four things which will be high on the agendas of all employers in 2015, and which will therefore be important for all young jobseekers to bear in mind.

Career guidance from the experts: When to stick with the plan - and when to twist

An adult today finds seven to 12 jobs in their lifetime, but even though a career is never at the front of anyone's mind as a kid, when it comes to it, a lot career advice can often be more confusing than helpful.

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The mountain, Helvellyn, is famous for its summit – which is so pancake-flat that pilot Bert Hinkler landed an Avro Gosport biplane on it in 1926

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From 12-16 of September, Somerset House in London becomes a new home to the fashpack, an array of glittering celebs, hopeful designers, models, outlandishly dressed bloggers, photographers, and hordes of fashion students and hard-working interns.

Learning to code: How advanced computer skills could really boost your career

Learning to code might just be the single hottest thing to do this Autumn. It seems that you can’t look at a newspaper at the moment without reading about a successful young tech entrepreneur and how important the kind of skills they have will be in the future. “Introduction to Programming” is the most popular course at Harvard University, while back in the UK coding is on the national curriculum from this autumn.

Graduate job search: How gaming could help you land that dream role

Think that gaming and getting a graduate job couldn’t be more different? Well, you might need to think again as these two worlds are starting to interract.

Women in engineering: The range of jobs is more diverse than many think

Positive messages about women in engineering aim to swell the ranks

On-the-job training: Take an alternate route to engineer your career path

On-the-job training is increasingly popular with school leavers for whom an expensive university education holds limited appeal

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Top tips to build a stand-out CV this Easter

Easter is often seen as the last major opportunity for some final intensive exam revision but it’s also a great time to work on some clever tactics that will help beef up your CV. It will give you a break from the monotony of cramming, help you create a stand out profile and you’ll have fun whilst learning and building new skills.

The insider's guide to working in investment banking

Are you intelligent, entrepreneurial and interested in how finance fits into the world around us? Then a career in investment banking could be for you.

Top tips for jobseekers: Get the basics right and the rest will flow

Do your research prior to interviews. Learn all about recent developments at the organisation and look up the interview panel on social media if possible, to find out more about them. This may help you relax and even provide topics to talk about

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