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

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Student Recruitment
16 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Education & Employers launches new campaign to build 100,000+ volunteer network »
Children's socio-economic background and their gender affect their career aspirations, according to new research conducted...
03 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to attract future business leaders »
According to ISE's Inside student recruitment 2019 report, the number of graduates that firms recruited has increased by...
05 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gen Z is more optimistic about the future »
As Gen Z (born 1997-2010) enters the labour market, a new survey by Korn Ferry found that 60% of Gen Z is more optimistic...
04 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Negative recruitment experience can damage brands »
Brands who fail to meet candidate's expectations risk damaging their reputation, study revealed. The research by Reed...
22 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Half of graduate jobseekers are discouraged by jargon »
Milkrounds's study revealed half of UK jobseekers are put off applying for a role because of jargon in a job description....

Technology & Innovation
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...
04 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most UK workers embraced the automation »
In a survey of 14500 people, conducted by Hays UK, 86% said that automation changed their working lives for the better....
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 ...

Apprenticeships
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...
15 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprentices are not confident they are receiving the off-the-job training »
The Apprentice Voice found that almost half of apprentices (45%) doubt that they are receiving the 20% off-the-job trainin...
09 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Major review of Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care apprenticeships launched »
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched its fourth route review of apprenticeships for agri...
26 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New report urges the government to invest in Level 2 qualifications »
A new report published by NOCN and City & Guilds group calls on the government to invest in upskilling people on to...
26 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers feel 'unequipped' to hire disabled apprentices »
While two in three employers consider hiring apprentices with a disability is an important priority for them, many feel 'u...

Diversity & Inclusion
17 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mentoring is essential to nurturing female ambition, report says »
A survey of 2,000 senior decision makers from FTSE 350 companies found that firms who have over 30% women in leadership ro...
15 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Millennial job-seekers are prioritising diversity and inclusion »
Millennials are forcasted to make up 75% of the global workforce. Nearly three-fourths of this generation also believe tha...
09 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employees with mental health problems feel less likely to progress »
Over a quarter (26%) of employees with mental health issues feel they don't have equal opportunities to progress at work,...
08 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 75 UK employers for social mobility unveiled »
The Social Mobility Foundation has revealed the top 75 UK employers who have taken the most action to promote social mobil...
18 September 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Non-Russell Group graduates feel disadvantaged in job applications »
According to Milkround's survey, 83% of graduates are concerned that Russell Group university graduates will be prioriti...

Student Development
26 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four employee experience myths that must be challenged »
There are four popular myths around employee experience that HR should be aware of, vice president of advisory at Gartner...
26 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Happiness at Work Week: How to boost employee satisfaction »
In response to International Week of Happiness at Work (23rd – 27th September), Instant Offices conducted a survey on empl...
16 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
5 strategies to engage Millennials in the workplace »
It's predicted that by 2020 half of the workforce would be dominated by Millennials. With that in mind, David Morel,...
29 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Over half of UK employees have struggled with mental wellbeing »
A new research conducted by Opinium’s Workplace Mental Wellbeing found that more than a half (53%) of UK workers struggled...
29 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Five ways to build confidence in your learners »
Kerryn Gamble, Confidence Expert and Executive Director of Corporate Services at Ciaches Avenue, offers five approaches to...

Education
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...
04 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parents think apprenticeshps provide better job opportunities than going to uni, survey says »
According to survey commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), 59% of parents agree that apprenticeships pr...
29 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Education and Training Foundation launches new FE guide »
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has developed a new guide on the Further Education system in England. The...

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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