Education - further and higher

Employers commonly bemoan the further and higher education system's failure to prepare young people with the skills and attributes they need to succeed in the world of work. Work experience is one of the best ways for young people further and higher education, such as university students, to prepare for the challenges that starting work will bring.


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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers

21 Apr 2017

For the past three decades, employers have advertised roles requiring candidates to have a certain number of GCSEs at “grade...

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Apprenticeships and skills now fall under Department for Education

15 Jul 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has been split up and the Government’s skills and apprenticeship policy will...

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Employment prospects improve for young jobseekers

12 Aug 2015

Research from the CIPD reveals a sharp rise in the number of UK employers turning to the skills of young...

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Budget must prioritise skills development to raise productivity, says CIPD

2 Jul 2015

The Government needs to invest more in vocational and further education if employers are going to see real increases in...

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Employers want more support to get young people ready for work

2 Jul 2014

Almost nine in 10 employers feel that school leavers are not ready for work at the age of 16 –...

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NEET numbers at record low, according to government figures

25 Jun 2014

New statistics from the Department for Education (DfE) show that the number of young people not in education, employment or...

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After A-levels: can we get over the careers advice gap?

20 Aug 2013

The British Chambers of Commerce has argued that the Government places too much emphasis on exams. OOP’s COO Betsy Kendall...

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There’s more to interns than cheap labour

18 Jul 2011

Recent headlines have focused on the ethical controversy surrounding internships; not only the nepotism involved in obtaining an internship in...

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Legal opinion: Internships – cheap labour or career opportunity?

14 Jun 2011

On 12 May 2011, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) claimed its first victory in its “cashback for interns” campaign...

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Small business crowned overall winner at National Council for Work Experience Awards

24 Mar 2011

A student development programme in Crawley, Champions Life Academy, has scooped top prize at the National Council for Work Experience...

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The value of experience and internships

2 Mar 2011

With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers’ recruitment budgets hit by the recession,...

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Tuition fee increases easier to stomach if degrees cut to two years

13 Dec 2010

After MPs voted to increase the limit on tuition fees from £3,920 a year to £9,000 yesterday, a survey by...

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Employers offering lower graduate salaries

15 Nov 2010

Starting salaries offered to graduate recruits are 6% lower than in 2009 and are not keeping up with pay rises...

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UK’s first student-staffed hotel to open in 2012

27 Oct 2010

The UK’s first working hotel to be run and staffed by hospitality students is to open in Essex in spring...

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