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.


Graduates

Overeducation blights careers across UK

New data released by the Office of National Statistics has shown that almost a third of graduates have more education than is required for the jobs they are doing.

Graduate gender pay gap: Men earn 15% more than women

29 Mar 2019

The gap between male and female graduate pay has continued to widen, with men earning 15% more than women five...

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‘Don’t fund level 6 and 7 apprenticeships’ say learning providers

20 Mar 2019

Training providers have called on the government to remove the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of funding...

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UK must act to boost skills or face ‘perfect storm’ of decline

11 Mar 2019

Cuts in public funding for adult skills and falling employer investment has led to the UK's skills base lagging behind that of comparable countries.

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One in five teachers stressed most of the time

25 Feb 2019

Working conditions need to improve and workloads must become more manageable if schools are to stem the number of teachers...

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Manufacturers favour apprentices over graduates, says EEF

17 Dec 2018

Apprenticeships
Employ an apprentice
What can employers spend apprenticeship levy funding on? 

Employers now favour employing apprenticeships over graduates, a...

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‘Drop snobby attitude to technical education’ demands Damian Hinds

7 Dec 2018

The education secretary insists the UK needs to alter attitudes if it wants to close the skills gap and boost productivity

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Female graduates’ pay much higher than non-graduates’

27 Nov 2018

Female university graduates’ earnings are almost a third higher by their late twenties than the salaries of those who did...

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Five ways blockchain could change the face of HR

19 Mar 2018

If you haven’t heard of blockchain, perhaps you’ve heard of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that uses its technology? Sam Fletcher of...

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Thousands could be using fake degrees to apply for jobs

17 Jan 2018

Thousands of workers and jobseekers could potentially be misleading employers about their qualifications after buying fake degree certificates online.
An...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

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

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

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apprenticeships and skills

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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young-jobseekers

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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productivity

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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