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A summary of news articles on graduate/student recruitment and development. 

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Student Recruitment
05 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Sticky labour market' preventing lower-paid workers to progress »
Lower-paid workers are not able to to progress in their roles due to a 'sticky labour market', a leading government advise...
26 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three tips for hiring Gen Z »
As Generation Z is slowly but surely entering the working world, recruiters are in urgent need to change their approach in...
20 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
60% of young people take on second jobs to meet costs of living »
Nearly half (42%) of recent university graduates and current students have joined the gig economy, according to Milkround...
13 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MyKindaFuture receives £2.75 million investment to increase workplace diversity »
MyKindaFuture has secured an £2.75m investment from Puma Private Equity to improve UK workplace diversity, and bridge the...
11 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK growth slowest since 2010 »
UK's economy has grown at the slowest annual pace in nearly a decade, according to the Office for National Statistics....

Technology & Innovation
28 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shortage of talent is standing in the way of implementing AI, research says »
A study conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Rainbird found that the main reason behind firms not adopting artificial i...
24 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why it's important to review your digital tools »
Digital revolution and industry's trends are changing the way recruitment agencies look for and engage talent. ...
09 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four fifths of tech startups intend to hire more staff »
Nearly four fifths of young tech companies (79%) are planning to increase staff numbers in the next quarter, according to...
03 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers must promote their tech investment, report says »
What Workers Want Report 2019, released by Hays, urges employers to promote their investment in automation when recruiting...
26 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gen Z is most likely to be influenced online »
According to Adobe's survey of 1,200 UK consumers evenly distributed across Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers, 43...

28 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government says they will miss apprenticeship target »
Latest figures reveal that the government will miss its target of getting three million apprenticeship starts by 2020.&nbs...
06 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
SMEs get huge apprenticeship boost as more firms pledge unspent levy »
Buildbase, the RAC and the University of Warwick are the latest big employers to transfer their unspent levy funds to boos...
06 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Look Beyond’ will be the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2020 »
The ‘Look Beyond’ themed week will celebrate the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to employers, apprentices...
30 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government must reform apprenticeship levy, report urges »
A new research from Learning and Work Institute suggests the levy overspend may result in up to 75,000 fewer apprenticeshi...
16 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to find quality apprenticeship provider »
Choosing the right training provider and working with them effectively is key to running a successful programme. Stev...

Diversity & Inclusion
03 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disability pay gap narrowing down - but too slowly »
Disabled employees are paid 12.2% less than their non-disabled colleagues, which is down from 12.7% in 2017, according to...
28 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disadvantaged students are not aware of contextual offers, Ucas report suggests »
Nearly half of school leavers were accepted into university with A-level grades lower than the advertised entry requiremen...
18 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attracting more women into tech »
PWC's survey of 2,000 A-Level and university students found that only 3% of young women say a career in technology is thei...
14 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Equal Pay Day: women are working for free until the end of the year »
Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. As of today, Thursday 14 Novemb...
13 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTSE 350 are falling behind on number of female leaders »
The Hampton-Alexander Review shows that FTSE 100 is likely to achieve the 33% target for Women on Boards before the Decemb...

Student Development
03 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers expecting to increase investment in training »
A majority of employers (84%) are expecting to maintain or increase investment in training their staff, according to new s...
26 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four in five workers would like more training at work »
Nearly four in five UK workers (77%) would like more training at work, according to research commissioned by the Associati...
20 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health & Safety experts urge the next government to address workplace health »
The total number of working days lost due to work-related stress, anxiety and depression in 2018-19 was 12.8 million days,...
20 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How internal communications can help you spread the L&D message effectively »
Partnering with internal communications team can help you personalise and improve your L&D message. Kerry Pascall...
20 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is AI affecting how we develop students? »
Entry-level workers are the most at risk of being replaced by AI, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute....

07 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Students taking vocational qualifications have fewer opportunities, study suggests »
A new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI), commissioned by the Health Foundation, has found that young people...
29 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
League tables should consider pupils' backgrounds, study suggests »
Pupils' backgrounds should be taken into account when compiling data for secondary school league tables, the research by B...
08 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DfE launch new T Level campaign »
The government has announced the launch of the NexT Level campaign to raise public awareness of the new high-quality, tech...
02 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCFE and City & Guilds to deliver the second wave of T-levels »
Two awarding bodies to develop seven T-level qualifications being introduced in 2021 are NCFE and City & Guilds, the I...
30 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education secretary announces £120m in extra funding for further education colleges »
Plans for vast expansion of technical education are expected to be announced by the education secretary at the Conservativ...

Employability and skills
15 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Students want better career guidance, survey says »
New research released from AVADO has revealed that 73% of school leavers are planning on going to university when they fin...
23 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How tech parents view 'soft skills' and education »
Rachel Wolf, founding partner at Public First and former education adviser at No 10, worked with trade association techUK...
22 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employment rate hits record high »
The number of people in work in the UK has reached a record high of 75.8% and 32.53 million people in November 2018, more...
18 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can video games develop employability skills? »
Commercial video games are designed for entertainment, but still require players to exercise a range of essential essentia...
19 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Half of young people say they do not feel prepared for work »
New research from the CBI says that half of young people do not believe their education has prepared them for the world of...

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