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Our round-up of the latest news and announcements from the world of graduate and early-years talent

Early talent prefers human touch to technology in recruitment process

A survey by Schneider Electric UK and The 5% Club reveals that more than half of young people don’t believe that technology does a better job of identifying talent than human recruiters Read more

Businesses not attracting diverse base of applicants leaves apprenticeship targets unmet

Apprentice Nation launches to reach and inspire young people from all backgrounds to start their careers though an apprenticeship Read more

Employers say apprentices need help getting dressed for work

Apprentices need to work a lot harder on developing their professionalism at work compared to graduates, but there are little differences in key skills such as resilience, leadership and dealing with conflict Read more

HarperCollins’s blind recruitment process

The HarperCollins Graduate Scheme opened for applications on 4th March. But for the first time, applications will follow HarperCollins’s blind recruitment process Read more

Post-18 education: where students go next and why

All post-18 school leavers have the same choice of routes to work: university, an apprenticeship or straight into the workplace. A recent analysis of students’ next steps however reveals what influences those choices and why they differ Read more

Kew Green Hotels working with Premier League Rugby to narrow hospitality skills gap

Kew Green Hotels are launching a new ‘Masterchef’ style initiative designed in collaboration with Premiership Rugby’s HITZ Clubs to inspire young people to build a career in hospitality Read more

UK’s most affordable cities for new graduates

New analysis by Prospects reveals which UK cities offer the best value for money for graduates taking their first steps on the career ladder Read more

CV-Library launches job site aimed at graduates

Jobs-Graduate.co.uk is now live and is officially part of The CV-Library Group, helping to connect the freshest candidates entering the job market, with job opportunities across the UK Read more

Battle for top graduate talent has never been fiercer

According to a new report candidates on average, apply for graduate schemes with 29 different UK employers. Read more

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK apprentices become first to qualify under new standards

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has become the first vehicle manufacturer to have a group of apprentice vehicle technicians complete an End-Point Assessment (EPA) skills task for the new Light Vehicle Technician Standard Read more

BT to recruit more than 1,600 apprentices and graduates as it looks to attract and grow the UK’s best tech talent

BT announced it has created more than 1,600 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs to join its over 80,000 strong UK workforce Read more

Winners announced at the 10th National Undergraduate Employability Awards

The winners of the 2019 National Undergraduate Employability Awards,organised by RMP Enterprise, were announced on Friday 1st March at etc.venues, Bishopsgate, London Read more

Bentley Motors opens 2019 apprentice recruitment

New cohort will join over 200 people already on Graduate, Undergraduate and Apprenticeship programmes Read more

78% of grads fear leaving the EU will have a negative impact on their career

Milkround research shows sentiment of 2019 grads echoes the effect of the global financial crisis on graduates in 2008 – despite a thriving graduate jobs market Read more

New ‘What Works’ centre to help universities cut equality gaps

A new independent centre funded by the Office for Students (OfS) is set to help universities meet challenging targets to eliminate equality gaps in higher education within 20 years Read more

The Tech She Can Charter celebrates first anniversary

The Tech She Can Charter celebrated its first anniversary with an event in PwC’s Frontier space in London Read more

Amazon to create over 1,000 new full-time apprentices in the UK

Fully-funded roles include over 90 bachelors and masters degree-level apprenticeships for software development, automation engineering and senior leadership Read more

Accenture introduces VR assessment for graduates

Accenture has introduced a completely new approach to graduate recruitment in its UK business, designed to help build a diverse workforce while providing candidates with an insight into the digital innovation that is embedded into every aspect of life at Accenture Read more

Next generation of artificial intelligence talent to be trained at UK universities

New post-graduate artificial intelligence (AI) drive to boost productivity and create high skilled jobs as part of the modern Industrial Strategy Read more

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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