The UK is currently in recession, and unemployment – particularly among young people – is at an all time high. Many graduates are experiencing the full force of the economy, having their hopes for starting of their ideal careers dashed and working in jobs unrelated to their degree.
Research by National Numeracy suggests that people’s negative attitudes when it comes to maths, stem from school’s and teacher’s inability to inspire individuals.
The government is considering introducing new apprenticeships at level 6 and 7 which would be equivalent to honours and masters degrees respectively.
Universities Minister, David Willets, has criticised graduate employers for recruitment habits that may discriminate students coming from less prestigious institutions.
Prospective teachers will undergo new screening to check they are suitable for the classroom for the first time this year, blocking unsuitable candidates at the first hurdle.
Research findings suggest that half of Britain’s key industries believe their sector is suffering from skill shortages and only expect matters to become worse.
The latest Student and Graduate Career Confidence Report from Milkround results shows that less than one fifth of graduates had considered their career before starting university.
A study by The Marketers Forum involving 2000 graduates, who had left university within the last ten years, has revealed that the average graduate’s first job only lasts eighteen months.
In week 5, students warmed-up for the fitness task with more predictions. They got their adrenaline pumping with frustration and amusement at the candidates’ carry-on, and cooled-down with reflections and scrutiny of the fifth victim, of one of Lord Sugar’s boardroom beat-downs…
TARGETjobs recently held a ‘Graduates vs Apprentices’ talk, at a time where the interest and importance of apprentices is growing rapidly, the areas discussed highlighted the importance of focusing on finding individuals with the right skills regardless of qualification.