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.


Diplomas ‘too difficult’ for pupils

27 Oct 2009

A survey has found that diplomas, the government’s alternative to A levels and GCSEs, are too difficult. The Association of...

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Teaching assistant jobs must be cut to curb spending, report warns

28 Sep 2009

About 40,000 teaching assistant jobs must be cut to prevent schools wasting taxpayers’ money, according to a government report.A review...

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Participation in adult learning lowest since 1996

8 May 2009

Fewer adults are involved in learning in the UK than at any time since 1996, according to research by the...

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Primary maths teacher shortage will last 10 years

7 May 2009

A government pledge to recruit 13,000 maths teachers for primary schools will not be met for another 10 years, MPs...

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NCWE launches national business initiative: Find Me A Student!

5 May 2009

The National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) has launched a free online information and recruitment initiative to help businesses find...

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Social mobilty – workplace opportunities good for business

19 Mar 2009

Offering internships to young people from deprived backgrounds is not just about altruistically oiling the wheels of social mobility - it can bring unexpected benefits to your organisation and help upskill the workforce. Ross Bentley reports.

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Fast-track to teaching proposed for jobless high-flyers

10 Mar 2009

Jobless professionals will be fast–tracked to become teachers within six months under new plans to be announced today by Gordon...

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Echelon helps Festival Housing Group do more than win a major award

16 Dec 2008

Festival Housing Group (FHG), the West Midlands-based housing association, has won a UK Housing Award – in the ‘Developing Skills...

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Generation Y prove teenage intelligence is in decline

27 Oct 2008

The number of exceptionally intelligent teenagers is far lower than a generation ago, a new study claims. Researchers at King’s...

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Male teacher role models shortage damaging for boys

30 Sep 2008

A shortage of male primary school teachers is leaving boys without vital role models for life, research has found.Almost half...

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Tesco confirms commitment to graduate recruitment

18 Sep 2008

Tesco has pledged its commitment to graduate recruitment despite the economic downturn leading some employers to reduce the number of...

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Schools should teach employment rights, says union

11 Sep 2008

A leading union has called for schools to teach pupils about the right to strike and the role of trade...

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CBI criticises schools for not providing careers advice for students

3 Sep 2008

The CBI has criticised schools for not providing careers advice for students, but stopped short of demanding it from teachers.This...

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Employees find career choices hampered by bad subject selection

2 Sep 2008

Almost half of all UK workers would have studied “completely different” subjects in hindsight, with one in five believing they...

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Young people not being properly prepared for working life

2 Sep 2008

School children are being abandoned by both teachers and employers when it comes to their careers, a damming survey has...

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