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.


Entry-level recruitment intentions slow down

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

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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How on-the-job training can accelerate school leavers’ career progression

3 Jun 2019

While university is a popular choice for school leavers, well-paid vocational alternatives can also help jump start a successful career,...

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Graduates

Overeducation blights careers across UK

29 Apr 2019

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.

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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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