Recruitment of young people

The recruitment of young people raises some specific challenges for employers. For example, there are working time restrictions on the hours that young workers of some ages can work. There are also restrictions placed on the employment of young persons in certain types of work and on the exposure of young persons to hazardous situations at work. There are different national minimum wage bands for younger workers.


Young smiling woman at job interview

Young people critical of lack of diversity and social mobility

Two-thirds of young people feel they have to conceal or change who they really are in order to make a good impression and find a job at many businesses.

Labour pledges £10 an hour minimum for all ages

13 May 2019

Labour will scrap the “youth rate” minimum wage and ensure staff of all ages are paid at least £10 an...

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Work experience should be compulsory says FSB

24 Apr 2019

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the government to reintroduce work experience for all school pupils aged...

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Unemployment leads young people to value more than pay

20 Mar 2019

Young people who have had a spell out of work value “intrinsic” aspects of employment such as learning new things...

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: we need better balance in the workplace

8 Mar 2019

Industrialised recruitment practices in the form of AI are a threat to developing the kind of diverse, agile and highly skilled workforce that is required...

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Most jobseekers think recruitment agencies unnecessary

28 Feb 2019

More than half of workers believe recruiters do not have a positive input in the hiring process, according to research...

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Government to launch review of armed forces retention

5 Feb 2019

Theresa May has ordered a review into the armed forces’ retention problem in an attempt to curtail the number of...

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Software developers

Tech sector has most ‘hard-to-fill’ jobs

5 Feb 2019

Six of the 10 jobs with the highest proportion of hard-to-fill vacancies are in the tech and systems sector.
An...

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RAD Awards 2019 winners: Pink Squid take Work of the Year for Capgemini campaign

31 Jan 2019

Recruitment advertising agency Pink Squid won Work of the Year tonight at the RAD Awards 2019 for its “Active Inclusion”...

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apprenticeships

Large employers fear inability to fill technical roles

25 Jan 2019

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned for their ability to recruit sufficient numbers of graduates for technical roles as Brexit looms,...

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Apprenticeships increase fails to mask downward trend

24 Jan 2019

Apprenticeship starts in the first quarter of the 2018-19 academic year have risen in relation to figures reported at this...

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Half of employers don’t know that many unpaid internships are illegal

23 Nov 2018

As many as half of employers are not aware that most unpaid internships are likely to be illegal, research has...

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Alex Jones from The One Show with members of the London Borough of Croydon team, which won the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018

London Borough of Croydon lauded as Apprenticeship Employer of the Year

21 Nov 2018

Croydon Council headed up the shortlisted companies in the 2018 Personnel Today Awards’ Apprenticeship Employer of the Year category with...

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Members of the Unlocked Graduates team receive their Graduate Scheme of the Year award at the Personnel Awards 2018

Unlocked Graduates finds key for winning top accolade

21 Nov 2018

Unlocked Graduates won the Graduate Scheme of the Year Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018 for its groundbreaking work...

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2019 RAD Awards shortlist unveiled

20 Nov 2018

The shortlist for the 2019 RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and bravest in recruitment advertising, has been announced.
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