Work experience

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

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

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progression, The Co-op’s award-winning retail apprenticeship programme is helping improve retention and alter the outdated perception...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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Work experience “lottery” fuelling youth unemployment

12 Feb 2015

Young people are almost twice as likely to find work experience in some parts of the country than others, according...

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Graduate roles to increase in 2013, but work experience more important than ever

14 Jan 2013

Graduate vacancies are due to increase in 2013 following a subdued year, according to research published today. However, one-third (36%)...

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Government removes benefits sanctions from work experience scheme

29 Feb 2012

The Government has removed the threat of participants on its work experience scheme having their benefits taken away if they...

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CIPD calls for an end to work experience row

23 Feb 2012

The argument over whether or not unpaid work experience amounts to “slave labour” is in danger of discouraging employers from...

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Work experience quality needs to improve, says CIPD

30 Jun 2011

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called for an improvement to work experience in the UK, in...

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