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

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Student Recruitment
17 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
April 2019 employment law changes »
Important issues include changes to the law on payslips, increases to the national minimum wage, maternity pay and redunda...
10 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 TARGETjobs Awards winners announced »
The winners of this year's TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards have been announced. IBM won the Graduate...
10 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LDC invests £17.6m in recruitment services firm Amberjack »
LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has invested £17.6m in graduate recruitment services firm Amberj...
28 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers failing to present the job honestly »
According to a new survey by pre-hire assessment start-up ThriveMap, 48% of employees have left a role because it was...
19 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Young people value human 'touch' in recruitment »
According to a new report published by The 5% Club and Schneider Electric UK, young professionals prefer a high level...

Technology & Innovation
18 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
78 per cent of CIOs concerned about recruiting and training tech talent »
According to research from Barclaycard, more than three-quarters of UK Chief Information Officers (CIOs) worry about...
03 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The breakdown of STEM graduates in the UK »
More people pursuing a career in STEM industries will work towards reducing the gender imbalance in these areas and h...
27 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
An organisational challenge in the age of AI »
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) era will create the need for a mass up-skilling and re-skilling of the workforce,accordin...
13 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can technology transform employee wellbeing? »
The Health and Wellbeing survey released by CIPD and Simplyhealth showed that employees would like to be able to track the...
06 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New visa proposal for technology firms »
According to the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) report, many high-growth tech companies cannot find staff with the skills...

10 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BCA grows apprenticeship and graduate recruitment schemes »
BCA has grown its apprenticeship scheme to 35 qualifications, ranging from NVQ level 2 to 7. The company is looking t...
04 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
City & Guilds wants a common quality framework for apprenticeships »
To coincide with the Annual Apprenticeships Conference, City & Guilds and the Industry Skills Board (ISB) have re...
28 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ofsted chief inspector: "Apprenticeship quality not improving" »
Amanda Spielman delivered a keynote speech on day one of FE Week’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference and discussed the appr...
25 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HMRC investigations into apprenticeship levy more than double »
The number of organisations being pursued by tax authorities for apprenticeship levy underpayment has more than doubl...
12 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Less than 1 per cent of DfE department workforce was made up of apprentices »
The division responsible for running and promoting apprenticeships within the Department for Education employs the lo...

Diversity & Inclusion
17 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethnic minorities more likely to be 'trapped' in insecure jobs »
Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers are a third more likely to be 'trapped' in temporary and insecure jobs, analysis b...
17 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Impact of universities on social mobility »
According to a research conducted by Sutton Trust, the UK is among the worst of the 37 OECD nations for income mobili...
10 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gender pay gap: year two analysis »
The first reports in 2018 highlighted the extent of the differences that existed across sectors. Almost eight in 10 o...
01 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Male graduates earn 15% more than women »
The figures from the government’s database of graduate employment and earnings reveal that the graduate gender pay ga...
25 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TUC and GMB launched Reasonable Adjustments Disability Passports »
TUC and GMB union have created a new disability passport to prevent disabled people  from leaving their jobs becaus...

Student Development
02 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why it is crucial to invest in training of existing workforce »
David Willett, Director of Corporate Sales at The Open University, suggests companies to consider the long-term investment...
26 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workers under 30 are more stressed than usual during winter »
The effect of winter on mental wellbeing - especially in younger employees - could have a lasting impact for the rest...
18 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Only a third feel empowered to innovate at work »
According to research published by Accenture, only a third of UK employees feel empowered to innovate. 91% of em...
11 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How can L&D become more relevant to the wider business? »
Roles change in response to evolving environments, and L&D is no exception.  Former academic and Chief Learnin...
27 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why 2019 is the year of the Talent Developer »
According to the 2019 Workplace Learning & Developmen Report conducted by LinkedIn, learning and development teams exp...

10 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Outcome of the IoT competition »
The Department for Education is creating a network of new Institutes of Technology (IoTs) across the country through...
02 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PhD grads complain there are too few academic jobs »
The vast majority of PhDs want to stay in academia, but the reality is only a small number of those eventually secure...
27 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The education secretary wants universities fined for awarding too many top degrees »
Education secretary Damian Hinds said there had been a big leap in the two top awards – to 78 per cent of degrees, up...
31 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ucas Data: several universities rely heavily on unconditional offers »
According to new Ucas data, a small group of institutions rely heavily on unconditional offers which offer a place be...
28 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New national strategy to support young teachers »
The Department for Education’s strategy published on Monday (28 January) will offer more early career support, opportuniti...

Employability and skills
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...
05 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Skills gap is growing warns CBI »
New research from the CBI says more than three-quarters (79%) of businesses expect to increase the number of higher-skille...

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