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Education - school
Employers commonly bemoan the 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 still at school to prepare for the challenges that starting work will bring.
3 Jun 2019
While university is a popular choice for school leavers, well-paid vocational alternatives can also help jump start a successful career,...
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.
24 Apr 2019
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the government to reintroduce work experience for all school pupils aged...
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.
25 Feb 2019
Working conditions need to improve and workloads must become more manageable if schools are to stem the number of teachers...
5 Sep 2018
Almost two-thirds of parents of secondary school children have not heard of T-levels with just two years to go before...
21 Apr 2017
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For the past three decades, employers have advertised roles requiring candidates to have a certain number of...
15 Jul 2016
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has been split up and the Government’s skills and apprenticeship policy will...
16 Jun 2015
The number of young people working part-time while studying has halved, according to a report released today by UK Commission...
2 Jul 2014
Almost nine in 10 employers feel that school leavers are not ready for work at the age of 16 –...
25 Jun 2014
New statistics from the Department for Education (DfE) show that the number of young people not in education, employment or...
20 Aug 2013
The British Chambers of Commerce has argued that the Government places too much emphasis on exams. OOP’s COO Betsy Kendall...
18 Jul 2011
Recent headlines have focused on the ethical controversy surrounding internships; not only the nepotism involved in obtaining an internship in...
14 Jun 2011
On 12 May 2011, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) claimed its first victory in its “cashback for interns” campaign...