The Month in HE

Welcome to our round-up of the latest news and announcements from the world of graduate and early-years talent.

TARGETjobs Awards 2017 shortlist unveiled
The shortlist for the 2017 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards has been announced, ahead of the event on the 30 March.  Read more

One in two school students considering an apprenticeship
Half of school students aged 16 to 18 say they will consider an apprenticeship after leaving school as their route into employment, according to a survey by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).  Read more

National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2017 winners announced
The winners of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards have been announced, with a range of employers and universities recognised for their contribution to the undergraduate market.  Read more

Young people missing out on pay progression due to job loyalty
Millennials have experienced a slower and lower-paid start to their careers than the previous generation due to a slowdown in job moves, employers no longer rewarding staff for long service and a shift towards working on lower-paid sectors.  Read more

SMEs to recruit 200,000 apprentices in the next year
SMEs are predicted to recruit over 200,000 apprentices over the next year, according to figures from the Department for Education (DfE).  Read more

Milkround event to focus on post-school options
A forthcoming event hosted by Milkround is set to focus on the options currently available to school leavers, and will offer employers the opportunity to meet young talent alongside their teachers and careers advisers.  Read more

Graduate talent pool set to shrink as overseas students reconsider working in the UK
Almost a third of UK-based international students have changed their post-graduation plans as a result of the Brexit vote, and many are considering leaving the UK to look for work.  Read more

Millennial men falling behind previous generations on pay
Millennial men earned £12,500 less than their Gen X predecessors by the time they reached the age of 30, according to research by think tank the Resolution Foundation.  Read more

University applications fall by 5%
Applications to UK universities have fallen by five per cent, driven by a decline in EU applicants and older applicants from the UK, according to the latest data from UCAS.  Read more

Universities to get more recognition at TARGETjobs Awards
The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards have introduced a new award exclusively for universities, for 2017.  Read more

Government’s apprenticeship strategy ‘poor value for money’
The Government’s target of three million apprenticeships and its planned funding system risk poor value for money, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).  Read more

HECSU confirms status as Universities UK and GuildHE agency
The Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) has been confirmed as an agency of Universities UK and GuildHE following the publication of a report by the Review Group on UK Higher Education Sector Agencies.  Read more

2017 RAD Awards - all the winners
The winners of the 2017 RAD Awards have been announced, with Tonic the big winner on the night, taking home the award for Work of the Year along with three category awards.  Read more

AGR warns of competitive student recruitment market
The student recruitment market will only get more competitive as the pool of young people in the UK shrinks, according to the chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).  Read more

Thursday, 2 March 2017

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