Work experience

Government removes 30-job threshold from Kickstart scheme

The government has removed the minimum number of Kickstart scheme work placements an employer must create in order to apply...

Unilever to require all suppliers to pay living wage

21 Jan 2021

Unilever has set out wide-ranging plans to improve equality and access to skills in bid to benefit society internationally.

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

27 Nov 2020

NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this...

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Collapse in internships ‘worrying’ for talent pipeline

11 Nov 2020

The number of graduate jobs available have fallen this year, but a dramatic reduction in the number of work experience...

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Campaign to take on 10,000 black interns launched

27 Oct 2020

Organisations including the NHS, Linklaters, PwC and Zurich have committed to a programme to collectively hire 10,000 black interns, in...

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Is the graduate jobs market as bleak as the headlines suggest?

4 Sep 2020

The class of 2020 is facing one of the most challenging jobs markets ever experienced, with reports suggesting graduate schemes...

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Firms to receive £1,500 for offering Kickstart work placements

2 Sep 2020

Employers can now apply to offer fully-subsidised work placements to 16- to 24-year olds under the government’s Kickstart scheme –...

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Mims Davies MP: Why Kickstart’ is serious about jobs for young people

20 Aug 2020

Minister for employment Mims Davies explains how Kickstart will create opportunities for under-25s.

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Firms to be given £1,000 per work experience trainee to stimulate youth employment

6 Jul 2020

Employers in England will be given £1,000 for each work experience placement.

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Why graduate recruitment doesn’t need to be on lockdown

12 May 2020

Although some organisations may be putting graduate recruitment and internships on hold to reduce cost, there’s no reason why they...

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How the Co-op uses apprenticeships to shake up career progression

6 May 2020

By focusing on career progression, The Co-op’s award-winning retail apprenticeship programme is helping improve retention and alter the outdated perception...

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Minimum wage pledges will benefit the wrong people

15 Nov 2019

Increases in the national minimum wage pledged in the general election could be a “gamble” and will inadvertently benefit middle-...

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Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

10 Sep 2019

A future Labour government would create a ministry of employment rights and a workers’ protection agency, Jeremy Corbyn has announced....

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More firms commit to employing ex-offenders

28 May 2019

An additional 230 organisations – including Greene King and Pret A Manger – have committed to hiring ex-offenders, as the...

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Work experience should be compulsory says FSB

24 Apr 2019

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the government to reintroduce work experience for all school pupils aged...

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