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.


‘Employer hubs’ at colleges could help meet skills needs

The UK’s skills gap could be tackled by creating sector specialist ‘employer hubs’ at local colleges.

HR in universities: “One day is never the same as the next”

21 Oct 2020

Joanne Marshall has recently become the chair of Universities Human Resources, a body that supports people professionals across the higher...

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University workers’ job fears over Covid-19 exposure

28 Sep 2020

Academic staff on precarious contracts fear they could lose their jobs if they refuse to teach at university face to face.

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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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Apprenticeship providers “on brink of collapse”

1 Apr 2020

Private apprenticeship training providers are “on the brink of collapse” after failing to secure financial support from the Department for...

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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

12 Mar 2020

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

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Russell Group graduates less likely to need work experience

10 Mar 2020

Eighty-three percent of recent non-Russell Group graduates would not have been able to secure a graduate role without an internship,...

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Points-based immigration scheme shuts out low-skilled workers

19 Feb 2020

Low-skilled workers would not get a visa under the government’s proposed points-based immigration scheme, details of which have been published...

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North East ‘most pessimistic’ about future prospects

21 Jan 2020

People in the North East of England are the most pessimistic about their futures, with less a third of people...

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Entry-level recruitment intentions slow down

6 Jan 2020

Graduate and school-leaver recruitment intentions have slowed down substantially and could result in an overall drop in entry-level hires if...

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Number of people who have never worked grows by half

6 Jan 2020

The number of people who have never worked grew by 52% in the past 20 years, according to the Resolution...

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Graduates ‘lacking key skills’, HR managers say

18 Dec 2019

One-fifth of graduates are unprepared for the workplace when they leave university, HR managers feel, and many lack crucial skills...

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Let’s tackle racism in the workplace at source

16 Dec 2019

Explicit racism is now significantly less common than it was once, but it's far from a thing of the past having evolved to survive in more subtle forms.

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Labour proposes free retraining to tackle ‘skills crisis’

12 Nov 2019

Labour will provide free lifelong retraining for all if it gets into power in next month’s general election.
It pledged...

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Top jobs dominated by privately educated and Oxbridge graduates

25 Jun 2019

Employers should collect and monitor data on the socio-economic background of their staff, it has been recommended, after a report...

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