Graduates will be offered £15,000 to retrain as social workers, it has emerged.
Graduates in England will receive the money in a bid to attract high-fliers into the profession, the BBC has reported .
Up to 200 places will be available on the pro More...19 February 2010 08:46
Pricewaterhouse-Coopers (PwC) has revamped the way it assesses candidates for its graduate scheme to widen its talent pool and reduce reliance on academic qualifications.
The professional services firm, which is the UK's top graduate recruiter taki More...15 February 2010 16:11
Entry requirements for teacher training in England are too low , a Commons education select committee has said. The committee said graduates applying for post-graduate certificate of education (PGCE) courses should have at least a lower second More...09 February 2010 10:50
CBI boss Richard Lambert has urged private sector firms to pump cash into the higher education system to help soften the blow of funding cuts, Personnel Today has learned. Last week the Higher Education Funding Council revealed that university bud More...08 February 2010 15:58
Up to 300,000 students could miss out on university places and the quality of teaching could decline after more than £449m was shaved off England’s higher education budgets yesterday.
Teaching budgets will be reduced by £215m – a cut in real term More...02 February 2010 09:17
Young people faced with poor job prospects are turning to study to avoid the dole, the latest figures have shown. Research published by the Office for National Statistsics today revealed that working-age inactivity has reached eight million in the More...20 January 2010 15:18
The Conservatives will today pledge to make teaching a "noble profession" again by banning entry to the classroom for those with poor qualifications.
The Tory leader David Cameron will outline plans to make teaching a "well-rewarded" profession and More...18 January 2010 09:02
The government will tell employers that they must stop predominantly recruiting those who have been privately educated.
Professions including medicine, finance and law will be told they must do more to take in people from state schools as part of a More...18 January 2010 08:23
All new nurses will need to be educated to degree level from 2013 in an attempt to improve the quality of patient care, the Department of Health has announced.
The DoH said the move would help nurses meet the increasingly complex needs of patients m More...12 November 2009 08:58
Graduate unemployment is expected to top 100,000 this week as employers increase their entrance requirements for university leavers to cope with rising demand for jobs.
Official figures to be released on Wednesday are expected to reveal that the nu More...09 November 2009 10:17
Universities are to use potential earnings to advertise courses, in a bid to treat students more like paying customers.
As part of a "consumer revolution" within higher education, to be unveiled by Lord Mandelson later this week, courses will be su More...02 November 2009 08:42
A survey has found that diplomas, the government's alternative to A levels and GCSEs, are too difficult.
The Association of Colleges (AoC) has found that diplomas are too difficult for thousands of the teenagers they were designed for.
The equi More...27 October 2009 09:21
A recent US graduate is suing her former college because she alleges it did not do enough to help find her a job. New Yorker Trina Thompson, 27, graduated from New York's Monroe College in April with a bachelor of business administration degree More...15 September 2009 15:14
Levels of unemployment among the UK's young people are soaring. With the government calling on businesses to step in, Tara Craig asks employers, recruiters and education experts where the responsibility lies, and what employers can do to help. Even More...13 August 2009 12:26
Two thirds (66%) of young people feel obliged to work for free because of the recession, reveals a poll by the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE).
The same survey of almost 1,500 students and graduates* found that two thirds (67%) fe More...27 July 2009 15:29
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Cutting back on graduate recruitment during the recession will not prove cost-effective for employers in the long-term, HR experts have warned. They urged employers to recruit graduates this year, despite the downturn because delaying recruitment w More...22 June 2009 12:30
McDonald's' HR chief hopes the burger chain will "one day" offer a PhD in restaurant management to existing staff. Courses equivalent to university degrees are also on David Fairhurst's wish-list, it has emerged, after the firm attracted 2,500 staff More...11 May 2009 12:26
The National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) has launched a free online information and recruitment initiative to help businesses find work placement students.
Find Me A Student! is a central resource for businesses to find local informati More...05 May 2009 15:02
Government plans to offer graduates £20,000 to take up a career in social care will not go far enough to ease the sector's recruitment crisis, experts have warned. Later this month the Department of Health will launch a pilot 'national management tr More...05 May 2009 10:59