The Month in HE


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

Apprentice Levy and national living wage take their toll on retailers
Government-led initiatives are partly blamed for an estimated 45,000 job losses in the retail sector  Read more

Unpaid internships damage graduate pay prospects
A study by Essex University has found that those choosing NOT to undertake an unpaid internship and go straight into employment after graduation are more likely to earn more in the long term  Read more

RateMyPlacement's new innovative feature
RateMyPlacement has launched an innovative new feature that they believe will revolutionise how employers build talent pools in real time and provide a personalised experience for both students and employers  Read more

RateMyApprenticeship: Regional Awards & Top 100 Employers
At an exclusive event in London last week, RateMyApprenticeship announced their Top 100 employers table and unveiled the winners of their brand new regional awards.  Read more

Nearly half of young people have been unpaid interns
A survey by Prospects has reported that young people are more likely to work as an intern unpaid than receive a wage.  Read more

Businesses showing signs of confidence, with the UK labour market looking strong.
Take a look at a summary of CV-Library’s quarterly job market report for Q2 of 2017.  Read more

Three quarters of 2017 graduates believe Brexit means fewer jobs
New research from High Flyers reveals that ¾s of the 20,000 graduates surveyed believe there will be fewer jobs for those leaving university this summer because of last year’s Brexit vote.  Read more

UCAS: Applications for higher education down
With the 30th June deadline for all applications to UK higher education now past, UCAS have announced that the total number of UK applicants is down by 4% and the number of EU applicants is down 5%.  Read more

Smart Resourcing shows growth in assessment centre simulations
A regular feature of the recruitment process for many graduate schemes, the assessment centre format offers benefits for both employer and potential graduate trainee.  Read more

Heist Awards 2017 winners
The winners of the 2017 Heist Awards, organised by Havas People, have been announced following an awards ceremony in Manchester last night.  Read more

Female graduates undervalue their worth as they enter the job market
Milkround review the recent research from The Department of Education’s Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) to conclude that there’s an apparent ‘lead floor’ to add to young women’s employment woes.  Read more

Average graduate base salary grows less than 1% in last year
According to new analysis by Korn Ferry Hay Group, the national average graduate base salary has grown less than 1% in the last year.  Read more

“Skills needs must drive reform”
CBI/Pearson’s 2017 Education and Skills Survey highlights the need for major skills reforms to focus on delivering quality training, not just quantity.  Read more

Organisations already seeing Apprenticeship Levy as an investment not a tax
New research from the Open University has found that 85% of organisations taking part believe the Apprenticeship Levy will have a positive effect on their business.  Read more


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

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