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

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Student Recruitment
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...
18 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
7 employment law changes for 2019 »
Although the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals continues to be a major issue, there will be a number of crucial employment...
15 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
More MBA graduates apply for jobs in tech »
According to a new study from eFinancialCareers, the consulting sector is seeing its popularity among MBA graduates flag w...
14 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Number of applicants per graduate scheme hits an all-time high »
According to a new report ‘The Must-Know Student Recruitment Trends in the UK for 2019’  candidates on average, appl...
13 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK Top Employer 2019: Full list unveiled »
The Top Employers Institute has released its list of Certified UK Top Employers for 2019. 90 employers have made this...

Technology & Innovation
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...
26 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The role of chatbots in candidate engagement »
According to Bullhorn's recent survey, 86% of recruiters believe that firms must embrace digital transformation to re...
19 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Benefits of technology uptake in higher education »
There's a growing expectation that the education secretary and universities minister due to receive independent advic...
13 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Google launches Hire recruitment application in UK »
First released in the US in 2017, Google Hire is an HR automation platform that allows headhunters and in-house recru...

Apprenticeships
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...
06 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Audit Office report: the apprenticeships programme »
The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a new report assessing whether the government’s apprenticeships program...
05 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DfE confirms £400m apprenticeship levy underspend »
City & Guilds Group have released a report titled The Languishing Levy Pot: Accessing unspent apprenticeship funds....
05 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finalists for AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2019 celebrated in Parliament »
The event held at the House of Parliament celebrated the national finalists of the AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2019, which a...
26 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon to launch 1000 UK apprenticeships by 2021 »
Amazon pledges to create more than 1000 apprenticeships in the UK over the next two years. The apprenticeships will c...

Diversity & Inclusion
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...
11 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government releases new guidance on gender pay gap »
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has published two new pieces of guidance to help employers identify potential cause...
28 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Working-class women in elite occupations face a double 'pay penalty' »
According to the new book The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged , working-class women in top professions s...
21 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How the government and employers can build mentally healthy workplaces »
With the annual cost of poor mental health to employers between £33bn and £42bn, it is in the interest of both government...
21 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pinsent Masons ranked Stonewall's most LGBT-inclusive employer 2019 »
International firm Pinsent Masons has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK after topping the annual list compi...

Student Development
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...
20 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Soft skills development: why 'human touch' matters »
Many organisations are placing great emphasis on digital skills training. However, L&D teams must not ignore soft...
18 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
4 simple steps to retain talent »
According to recent research led by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), more than a third of those surveyed...

Education
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...
15 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
More students starting degrees in January to get a head start in the job market »
Some students are opting for January starts so that they can finish their courses at a different time to the rest the...
10 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Teacher bursaries are failing to keep top graduates »
According to Labour analysis of Department for Education data, trainee teachers awarded the highest bursary of £25,000 and...
21 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The University sector needs to raise awareness of student estrangement »
Lily-Rose Sharry, a second-year student at Cambridge University, advising her university on how to better support est...

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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