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.


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Personnel Today Awards 2018 shortlist: Graduate Scheme of the Year Award

Not many employers can optimise their graduate recruitment programmes to attract and nurture the very best talent. The shortlisted organisations...

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17 Oct 2018

How are employers making the most of training budgets since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy? Shortlisted companies in our...

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8 Oct 2018

Employers have an opportunity to shape the future of apprenticeships when the government publishes a consultation on the apprenticeship levy’s...

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Army recruitment disproportionately targets poor people

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The British army has been criticised for explicitly targeting young people from poor, working class backgrounds in its latest recruitment...

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Employers attack plan to cut management apprenticeship funding

31 Aug 2018

Employers are demanding that the government rejects proposals to cut funding of management apprenticeships.
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22 Aug 2018

Three-quarters of employers feel they would not be able to offer T-level students the minimum amount of work experience required...

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Government appears to drop 3 million apprenticeships target

21 Aug 2018

The government may be about to concede defeat over its promise to create three million apprenticeships by April 2020 drawing...

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17 Jul 2018

Hiring an intern can bag you a motivated member of staff with fresh ideas and...

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11 Jul 2018

Consulting and professional services company KPMG has topped a list of 50 UK employers to have taken action on social...

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London firms struggle to recruit because of housing crisis

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RAD Awards 2018: Prison Service and Havas win Work of the Year

25 Jan 2018

An integrated campaign that challenged the public’s perception of running a prison has won top prize at this evening’s RAD...

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