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

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Student Recruitment
14 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tech company Allstate working with first year undergrads »
Northern Ireland's largest tech company, Allstate, has adopted a new approach to graduate recruitment.  First-year...
13 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Know what sort of workplaces graduates are looking for? »
Research from PowWowNow found that 64% of workers aged between 22-37 (Millennials) want to work remotely.  The res...
07 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women choose employers based on gender pay gap »
A recent poll conducted by the Equality and Human Rights Commission says that 61% of women would take an organisation...
06 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do graduates need to move to London? »
Samantha Pemberton, HR senior manager at PwC Isle of man, thinks they don't. She says skilled graduates are need across t...
31 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget update for graduate and apprentice employers »
Chancellor Philip Hammond ‘condensed’ his 107-page budget book into a 71-minute speech on Monday. At least it was shorter...

Diversity & Inclusion
07 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A DMU Leicester alumnus delighted to be recognised as a black role model »
Ryan Clarke, a De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester alumnus, has been named among 100 of the UK's most outstanding black...
31 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to close London's disability employment gap »
There is a huge gap between employment rates of disabled people and non-disabled people in London.  Studies have s...
31 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Less women studying STEM subjects has led to a digital gender divide »
New research from the OECD suggests that a lack of girls studying STEM subjects has led to a digital gender divide. This d...
25 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotlight on discrimination in accountancy »
Figures for accountancy qualifiers show that 43.9 per cent are from an ethnic minority background. However, the industry s...
15 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis attributes his success to his dyslexia »
Mr Paphitis says the disorder forced him to find solutions and that in turn gave him confidence.  His experience...

13 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
See who's won the RateMyApprenticeship’s Top 100 Employers 2018/19 »
Based on over 4,000 reviews from young people who have completed an apprenticeship or work experience programme, RateMyApp...
17 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship Employer of the Year shortlist announced »
The following companies have been shortlisted in the Personnel Today Awards 2018 in the Apprenticeship Employer of th...
02 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers critical of apprenticeship levy reforms »
Some large employers have criticised the package of reforms to the apprenticeship levy announced yesterday by the govern...
02 October 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Government announces changes to apprenticeship levy »
The government announced on 1 October 2018 a package of reforms to the apprenticeship levy.  The changes are aimed...
18 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scots warming to apprenticeships »
A survey conducted by the Bank of Scotland revealed that Scots increasingly believe that apprenticeships offer the best ca...

Student Development
14 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mastek launches new graduate development programme »
Digital transformations specialist, Mastek, has developed a Digital Learning Centre in Leeds which is available to student...
13 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Could flexitime reduce sickness levels? »
Research conducted by HR consultants AdviserPlus showed that 64% of HR professionals believe that a poor workplace environ...
22 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate scheme of the year - shortlist announced »
Personnel Today Awards 2018 shortlist has been announced.  Babcock International Group British Heart...
03 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research suggests 50% of employees in wrong jobs »
New research from the CIPD's report ‘ Over-skilled and underused: Investigating the untapped potential of UK skills ’ surv...
11 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employees keen to move roles - Gartner »
According to the latest Global Talent Monitor report 18.8 per cent of UK employees indicated a very low intention of stayi...

10 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BBC withdraws from T levels »
ISE member, the BBC, has withdrawn plans to offer work placements for students taking T levels.  In an email seen...
19 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Driverless cars: graduate skills shortage »
Research reveals that enrolments onto driverless car degree courses and apprenticeships is growing by just 2% and 3.9% res...
12 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
One in four graduates working in school leaver jobs »
Commenting on a new study from the OECD, the Guardian today reported that a quarter of graduates in England and Northern I...
10 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ofs seeks higher education providers and employers for pilot »
The Office for Students (OfS) is looking for a diverse range of higher education providers from across the UK to take pa...
06 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UUK post-study work visa proposal welcomed by minister »
Speaking at the recent Universities UK conference, UK Universities minister Sam Gyimah, indicated his support of the...

Employability and skills
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...
29 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is your careers advice ready for the future? »
How to to be ready for the future? Value work opportunities in all three sectors; profit, non-profit and government.&n...
17 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Computer science grads earn more than five times that of arts graduates »
The Sunday Times’s new Good University Guide computer science graduates earn more than five times the amount of those who...
06 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK skills shortages - new approaches required »
The UK's skills shortage is of growing concern. Universities can not alone plug the gaps, could radical reform be required...
20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economics degrees pay the highest salaries »
According to research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), economics students from the UK’s top universities...

07 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Iceland tackled the gender pay gap »
Iceland's approach to the gender pay gap is being lauded by campaigners.  Since the beginning of 2018, every compa...
30 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Japan's graduate recruitment timeline »
Graduate recruitment timelines in Japan have been revised.  For students expected to graduate in the spring of...
23 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
More international students remain in Netherlands after graduation »
Research suggests that more international students are remaining in the Netherlands after they graduate.  In addit...
22 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Growing skills shortage in France »
According to Inséé, France's national statistical institute, an increasing number of companies are reporting a lack o...
17 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Japan's business lobby dumps graduate recruitment guidelines »
Japan's business federation has scrapped their guidelines on graduate recruitment to allow employers more flexibility in r...

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