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.

Few graduate jobs for degree students

4 Jan 2005

Six months after finishing their degrees 38 per cent of former students find themselves in non graduate jobs

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EEF supports decision to protect science and engineering courses

2 Dec 2004

Manufacturers’ organisation, the EEF, has given strong support to a government announcement that degree courses in science and engineering will...

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Government plans to give young people lessons in enterprising

17 Nov 2004

Young people are to be given the opportunity to develop enterprise skills such as innovation, creativity, risk management and business...

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Employers and students told to contribute more money to education

16 Nov 2004

Education and skills secretary Charles Clarke has told employers they need to invest in further education to fill skills gaps,...

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Conservatives vow to offer cash incentives to fill unpopular degree courses

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,...

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Prince Charles launches £5m employment scheme for disadvantaged youngsters

5 Nov 2004

The Prince of Wales has launched a £5m scheme to help poorly qualified school leavers find work. Four pilot projects...

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IT skills gap is damaging UK business prospects

1 Nov 2004

British employers face a growing skills gap

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Training news

26 Oct 2004

This week's training news

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Experts split over education reforms

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...

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Attracting suitable candidates

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...

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‘What is needed from the employees of the future?’

1 Jun 2004

Having produced an interim report on reforming post-14 education, Mike Tomlinson is keen to hear the views of HR. Scott...

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Qualified excess

4 May 2004

They’ve spent thousands on university. Yet more students than ever are taking on jobs for which they are over-qualified.

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Code of practice

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

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Mind the gap

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

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University of Plymouth Business School

30 Oct 2001

HR specific courses  The BA in Personnel Management has run for many years and has led to a centre of...

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