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

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Student Recruitment
14 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK wage growth hits 11-year high »
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the wage growth reached 3.9%. In real terms, after adjusting for in...
06 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
4 best methods for modern student recruitment »
There are many traditional methods of acquiring new applicants such as such as word-of-mouth and open days. However, digit...
01 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research reveals growing strength of the UK workforce »
New research from ADP shows increased optimism of the UK workforce and improvement in prospects since the financial crash....
30 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The UK's first Good Work Standard framework has been launched »
The mayor of London has launched London’s Good Work Standard, a new voluntary benchmarking scheme, to implement good manag...
26 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most workers avoid moving jobs due to low salaries »
CV-Library surveyed 2000 UK professionals and found that 57 per cent are not moving jobs because of low pay. Accor...

Technology & Innovation
12 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Over half of workers lack essential digital skills »
More than half of UK adults (54%) do not have the essential digital skills needed for work, such as sharing documents ...
30 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three quarters of tech talent prepared to leave the UK for work »
According to recent studies, three out of four UK tech workers (75%) are willing to relocate. The findings come from...
23 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to remove AI bias »
The UK government recently announced that the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is to investigate potential bia...
09 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Automation is reshaping the workplace »
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), 7.4% of all jobs in the UK are at high risk of automation in th...
01 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is your recruitment team ready for AI? »
AI is taking the world of Human Resources and Recruitment by a storm. However, the technology can’t succeed if underl...

13 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship providers cannot meet SME's demands »
A quarter of small and medium-sized business have been turned away by training providers due to a shortage in apprenticesh...
30 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship levy has ‘failed’ to increase investment in workplace training »
According to the CIPD report, the apprenticeship levy has failed to deliver what the government said it would: more invest...
30 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employer views on fixing apprenticeships »
When the apprenticeship levy was introduced in 2015, employers were promised that they would be in control of the new syst...
22 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Winners announced at the 5th RateMyApprenticeship Awards »
The winners of the 2019 RateMyApprenticeship Awards, organised by, were announced on Thursday 1...
11 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Strong progress on diversity in transport apprenticeships »
According to the third annual report on road and rail apprenticeships, diversity has increased, with the proportion of bla...

Diversity & Inclusion
06 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gendered job ad language could be costing employers talent »
According to LinkedIn research, 40% of UK talent professionals would never consider gender when writing job adverts. ...
17 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BAME people with criminal record face 'double discrimination' »
Unlock, the country’s leading charity for people with convictions, published research on the impact of criminal records as...
17 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women are more likely to loose their jobs to AI »
According to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), 64% of workers in jobs with high potenti...
17 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sanctuary Graduates support BBC documentary on graduates »
The BBC documentary on graduates from diverse backgrounds trying to break into elite career paths is scheduled for prime t...
04 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LGBT+ workers earn £6700 per year less than straight counterparts »
According to a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of LinkedIn, LGBT+ employees earn an average £6,703 less per year than...

Student Development
08 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flexible working benefits mental health, study finds »
An anonymous survey conducted by Wildgoose found that more than a third of flexible workers have seen an improvement in th...
06 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two-fifths of employers not measuring the success of benefits »
A survey conducted by Group Risk Development (GRiD) found that two-fifths of employers are not measuring the impact of the...
01 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to develop young workers »
ISE Student Development Survey 2019 revealed that employers were spending £3,850 a year on each of their entry level hire...
04 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
L&D professionals 'in the dark' with limited use of data »
L&D professionals are not utilising people analytics to make the most of their limited training resources, says a...
19 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Working eight hours a week is enough to boost mental health »
There is evidence that unemployment has a negative impact on mental health.  A study conducted by Cambridge Univ...

15 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
General public is still fixated on universities »
According to AllAboutSchoolLeavers’ research, most school staff know significantly more about university track compared to...
17 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
International graduates want to maintain their UK connection, survey shows »
International graduates feel their education has given them an edge in the job market, International Graduate Outcomes sur...
11 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Record numbers of young people in England have applied to university »
39.5 per cent of all 18-year-olds in England have applied for a place at university, data from Ucas reveal.  The...
11 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Eleven colleges to benefit from a share of £9m to upgrade facilities »
Eleven colleges will share £8.65 million to help build new classrooms and refurbish buildings in readiness for the introdu...
04 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wide variation exposed in graduate outcomes »
New data shows a significant difference in average earnings and employability by course and institution 1, 3 and 5 years a...

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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