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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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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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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How we can fix the apprenticeship levy

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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Apprenticeship levy reforms revealed by chancellor

1 Oct 2018

Employers will be able to transfer a quarter of their apprenticeship levy-subsidised training fund to another organisation, under a package...

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Generation Z want to work in a ‘fun’ environment

25 Sep 2018

Two-thirds (65%) of Generation Z employees – those aged 18-24 – look for a “fun” working environment when assessing whether...

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Glassdoor

What are Glassdoor’s reviews really telling us?

20 Sep 2018

Glassdoor’s employer reviews pose a challenge to organisations: use the forum as an opportunity for more engagement and increase transparency,...

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Army recruitment disproportionately targets poor people

10 Sep 2018

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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Employers unprepared to offer T-level work placements

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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Rayner

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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26 Jul 2018

MPs on the House of Commons environmental audit committee have urged Public Health England to advise employers to allow flexible...

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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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Legal and consulting firms dominate top employers for social mobility

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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