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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.
4 Jan 2005
Six months after finishing their degrees 38 per cent of former students find themselves in non graduate jobs
2 Dec 2004
Manufacturers’ organisation, the EEF, has given strong support to a government announcement that degree courses in science and engineering will...
17 Nov 2004
Young people are to be given the opportunity to develop enterprise skills such as innovation, creativity, risk management and business...
16 Nov 2004
Education and skills secretary Charles Clarke has told employers they need to invest in further education to fill skills gaps,...
12 Nov 2004
The Conservatives have vowed to pay students up to £2,000 to take up under-subscribed university courses such as chemistry, physics,...
5 Nov 2004
The Prince of Wales has launched a £5m scheme to help poorly qualified school leavers find work. Four pilot projects...
1 Nov 2004
British employers face a growing skills gap
26 Oct 2004
Mike Tomlinson’s report into the state of 14-19 education was published last week. Its main recommendation was replacing GCSE’s and...
1 Jul 2004
In this series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essential information relating to one of our features. This month's topic...
1 Jun 2004
Having produced an interim report on reforming post-14 education, Mike Tomlinson is keen to hear the views of HR. Scott...
4 May 2004
They’ve spent thousands on university. Yet more students than ever are taking on jobs for which they are over-qualified.
1 May 2004
A recent e-learning pilot increased the effectiveness of classroom training and may help to show the way forward for the NHS
1 Feb 2004
In the second part of our series on skills needs and forecasts, Alison Thomas looks at how employers are dealing with the mismatch between the output of the education system, efforts in vocational training and the skills and knowledge they require from their staff
30 Oct 2001
HR specific courses The BA in Personnel Management has run for many years and has led to a centre of...