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.


Manufacturers favour apprentices over graduates, says EEF

Apprenticeships
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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.
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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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young-people-and-work

Employers want more support to get young people ready for work

2 Jul 2014

Almost nine in 10 employers feel that school leavers are not ready for work at the age of 16 –...

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NEET numbers at record low, according to government figures

25 Jun 2014

New statistics from the Department for Education (DfE) show that the number of young people not in education, employment or...

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After A-levels: can we get over the careers advice gap?

20 Aug 2013

The British Chambers of Commerce has argued that the Government places too much emphasis on exams. OOP’s COO Betsy Kendall...

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There’s more to interns than cheap labour

18 Jul 2011

Recent headlines have focused on the ethical controversy surrounding internships; not only the nepotism involved in obtaining an internship in...

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Legal opinion: Internships – cheap labour or career opportunity?

14 Jun 2011

On 12 May 2011, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) claimed its first victory in its “cashback for interns” campaign...

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