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.


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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Small business crowned overall winner at National Council for Work Experience Awards

24 Mar 2011

A student development programme in Crawley, Champions Life Academy, has scooped top prize at the National Council for Work Experience...

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The value of experience and internships

2 Mar 2011

With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers’ recruitment budgets hit by the recession,...

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Tuition fee increases easier to stomach if degrees cut to two years

13 Dec 2010

After MPs voted to increase the limit on tuition fees from £3,920 a year to £9,000 yesterday, a survey by...

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Employers offering lower graduate salaries

15 Nov 2010

Starting salaries offered to graduate recruits are 6% lower than in 2009 and are not keeping up with pay rises...

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UK’s first student-staffed hotel to open in 2012

27 Oct 2010

The UK’s first working hotel to be run and staffed by hospitality students is to open in Essex in spring...

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University applications reach record levels, leaving thousands likely to miss out

16 Jul 2010

Tens of thousands of people could miss out on a university place this year following record numbers of applications.Some 660,953...

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Graduate tax to be proposed by coalition government

15 Jul 2010

Business secretary Vince Cable is set to propose a graduate tax in his keynote speech later today about the future...

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Public sector cuts could result in loss of more than 200,000 university places

14 Jun 2010

More than 200,000 students could be rejected from university as institutions are forced to slash the number of places they...

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Failing universities should be closed to free up money for better institutions, says CBI chief

9 Jun 2010

Failing universities should be allowed to close to free up money for elite institutions, the head of the CBI has...

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Milkround rated most widely-used graduate recruitment website for third consecutive year

8 Jun 2010

New research has confirmed that for the third year running, Milkround.com was the most widely-used graduate recruitment website at the...

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Ucas tariff points and employers

3 Jun 2010

Ucas is well known for its applications service which supports thousands of students through their journey into higher education each...

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