The IET: Education New Stats

A new report from The IET, "Inspiring the next generation of engineers", suggests children’s interest in Science is down with time pressures to teach full curriculum a crucial factor ... more or comment here

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Milkround launch jargon decoder

Milkround has launched the Job Jargon Decoder, a unique tool to help decipher the often off-putting, fancy linguistics surrounding job adverts ... more or comment here

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Work experience "key to employment" say parents

A recent survey commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) shows that 3 in 4 parents think qualifications that combine work experience and study are the best way to prepare young people for the workplace ... more or comment here

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: regional finalists announced

Now in their 16th year, the Awards showcase the diverse and growing range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships, whilst celebrating outstanding apprentices, employers and individuals who go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships across England ... more or comment here

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Apprenticeships make the grade

Nearly 3 in 5 parents say apprenticeships are better than university ... more or comment here

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Record number of disadvantaged students off to university

A record 17.3% of 18 year olds from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in England have been accepted – a rise of 0.8 percentage points on 2018 ... more or comment here

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UCAS responds to Labour’s proposed changes to the higher education admissions system

Clare Marchant, UCAS'Chief Executive, has responded to the Labour Party's plans to radically reform higher education admissions ... more or comment here

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HE and Apprenticeship Bites

A round up of bites from in and around the world of apprenticeships, graduate and early-years talent, with snippets Institute of Student Employers, UCAS, KPMG, Marston's and Siemens ... more or comment here

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What the graduate recruitment industry needs to learn from the BBC’s 'How to Break into the Elite'

Zac Williams, Co-Founder & Director at GradTouch, shares his views on BBC Two's 'How to Break into the Elite' ... more or comment here

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What students want in a graduate job

Hype Collective partnered with the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) to find out what students want out of a graduate job ... more or comment here

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Ri Five minutes with … Rebecca Hopwood

UCAS is ever-evolving, so Ri5 met with Rebecca Hopwood, Head of Employer Engagement at UCAS, to hear about their latest developments. ... more or comment here

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RateMyApprenticeship Awards 2019 winners announced

The winners of the 2019 RateMyApprenticeship Awards, organised by RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk, were announced on Thursday 18th July ... more or comment here

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Almost four in ten young people in England apply to university – a new record

The number of young people from the UK applying has increased by 1%, despite a 1.9% fall in the overall 18 year old population of the UK ... more or comment here

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The Heist Awards 2019: winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Heist Awards, organised by Havas Education, have been announced following an awards ceremony last week ... more or comment here

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Justine Greening and Severn Trent launch new social mobility report

Justine Greening MP visited Severn Trent to launch a new report on boosting social mobility across the region. ... more or comment here

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Tech giants take lead as UK’s most attractive companies to work for

Universum Global has launched the findings for the UK portion of its annual Global Talent Survey ... more or comment here

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Virtual reality tool leads new drive to train next generation of health specialists

The tool is one of several innovative projects awarded funding by the Office for Students ... more or comment here

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One in five Gen Z grads see mental health issues as a barrier to achieving their dream career

The research is part of Milkround’s Candidate Compass Report which aims to unveil the perceptions and expectations that this year’s graduates have towards entering the workforce ... more or comment here

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Student satisfaction rises but universities should do more to improve feedback

Students in the UK are more satisfied with their courses, according to this year’s National Student Survey (NSS). However, many universities and colleges still have plenty of room to improve, the Office for Students (OfS) has said ... more or comment here

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Vast differences exposed in graduate outcomes

New data shows the wide variation in graduate outcomes dependent upon course and institution ... more or comment here

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RateMyApprenticeship Awards: finalists announced

The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of apprentices, schools, employers and training providers in apprenticeships ... more or comment here

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Universities: 2019 TEF Awards

Results of this year’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) have been published. The framework was introduced by the Government to help students who are thinking about applying to university or college, make informed choices about degree courses ... more or comment here

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In the spotlight: York St John University/Absolute

York St John commissioned Absolute to develop brand guidelines and an online digital toolkit ... more or comment here

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St Andrews ranked top university in Scotland and beats Oxford to rank second in the UK

The Guardian University Guide 2020 shows St Andrews claiming an unprecedented second place by virtue of its high scores for student satisfaction, graduate employment and the quality of its academic programmes ... more or comment here

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Oxbridge tops uni league table again

In its latest University Guide for 2020 (published in May), the Complete University Guide has featured its university league table, with Cambridge and Oxford again occupying the top two positions respectively ... more or comment here

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HE Bites

A round up of bites from in and around the world of graduate and early-years talent, with snippets from Bentley Motors, Severn Trent, EDF Energy, BT, LSBU and Heathrow Airport, ... more or comment here

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T Levels: The NexT Level branding

New T Level branding unveiled to boost awareness of the new courses ahead of the 2020 rollout ... more or comment here

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Ri Five minutes with: Oliver Sidwell

Since their inception, how have RateMyPlacement and RateMyApprenticeship's online ratings of employers impacted early talent recruitment? Ri5 spoke with Oliver Sidwell, Co-Founder of RMP Enterprise, to find out ... more or comment here

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The Heist Awards 2019: shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Heist Awards, organised by Havas People, have been announced in advance of the awards ceremony set to take place on 11th July in Manchester ... more or comment here

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Institute of Student Employers response to Post-18 Education and Funding recommendations

“Further and higher education must work better for students, universities and taxpayers”, the Prime Minister said as she welcomed the publication of an independent review into post-18 education ... more or comment here

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A round up of bites from in and around the world of apprenticeships ... more or comment here

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McDonald’s: Top Employer for School Leavers

The UK’s top employers for school leavers have been revealed, following the 2019 AllAboutSchoolLeavers School Leavers Awards ... more or comment here

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All employers in England to have better access to buy high quality apprenticeships

Small and medium sized businesses, who don’t pay the Apprenticeship Levy, will take full control over apprenticeships in their business as they come on board the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s award-winning apprenticeship service ... more or comment here

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easyJet aiming to get more girls interested in aviation through continued sponsorship of Brownies' badge

The Aviation badge was announced in March 2018 to get more girls interested in aviation, to challenge gender stereotypes, and to encourage more girls to consider a career as a pilot ... more or comment here

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Amazon Web Services launches ‘AWS Get IT’ to encourage more girls to consider a career in technology

This new programme makes digital skills accessible to Year 8 students across the UK, introduces them to cloud computing, and inspires them to consider a career in technology ... more or comment here

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ISE annual conference announces high profile line-up of speakers

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has revealed the headline speakers for its Annual Student Recruitment Conference and Awards taking place on 8 and 9 July 2019 ... more or comment here

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Prospects to host degree fraud roundtable events

Prospects is bringing together employers and universities to identify solutions and reach a common understanding on reducing degree fraud ... more or comment here

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Travelodge launches new dual workplace student recruitment programme

Travelodge, which operates over 560 UK hotels, has launched a new dual workplace programme offering 3,000 jobs ... more or comment here

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Universities acting to close BAME student attainment gap

A new report by Universities UK (UUK) and the National Union of Students (NUS) concludes that UK universities must demonstrate their commitment to university-wide change as they seek to eliminate the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) student attainment gap in UK higher education ... more or comment here

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Prospects launches Virtual Careers Fairs

Prospects has announced that it will host a new series of Virtual Careers Fairs, bringing together high calibre students and graduates with career, education and lifestyle opportunities. ... more or comment here

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 launched

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 have been launched, with the application site now open for entries ... more or comment here

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RateMyApprenticeship Awards now open for nominations

The Awards, now in their fifth year, bring together apprentices, schools, employers and training providers to celebrate their incredible achievements in apprenticeships across the UK ... more or comment here

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Graduates continue to benefit with higher earnings

New figures show that working-age graduates earned £10,000 more than non-graduates in 2018 and had higher employment rates ... more or comment here

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"More than half of young adults would now consider undertaking an apprenticeship": Redrow

Redrow has launched the second part of its third annual report on perceptions of apprenticeships and careers in construction ... more or comment here

Plans launched to boost digital skills for adults

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton unveils new qualifications based on rigorous national standards to give adults the digital skills they need ... more or comment here

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NTU named Guardian 'University of the Year'

The new award recognises a university which combines academic excellence with inclusivity ... more or comment here

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Finalists announced for Institute of Student Employers Awards 2019

More than 30 employers, universities and industry suppliers have been recognised across 14 categories for their commitment to raising standards in student marketing, recruitment and development as well as work experience and diversity ... more or comment here

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Havas London wins new Department for Education T Levels brief

Creative agency Havas London has been appointed by the Department for Education to launch and promote its new T Levels qualification following a competitive pitch ... more or comment here

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75 fake universities closed in UK

Prospects works with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and other law enforcement agencies to force closure of operators offering fake degree certificates or misusing the word ‘university’ which is a protected term under the 2006 Companies Act ... more or comment here

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TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2019: winners announced

The winners of the 2019 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards were announced last night, with IBM taking home the Graduate Employer of the Year title for the second year ... more or comment here

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UCAS Media: Apprenticeship insight breakfast

On Tuesday 30th April, UCAS Media are hosting a breakfast meeting to discuss ‘How to create a successful apprenticeship’ ... more or comment here

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Office for Students says higher education in ‘reasonable financial health’ but warns of ‘over-ambitious’ student number forecasts

Higher education in England is in reasonable financial health but universities and colleges should avoid over-ambitious student number forecasts in their future planning, the Office for Students (OfS) warns in a new report published today (4th April) ... more or comment here

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New online apps launched to transform careers advice for students

The Universities Minister Chris Skidmore launched two apps which empower students to make better choices about where and what to study at university ... more or comment here

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Earnings continue to grow for recent graduates

The Universities Minister has welcomed figures which show that median earnings for recent graduates increased in 2016/17 ... more or comment here

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School Leaver Awards 2019: finalists revealed

AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk has unveiled the finalists for the 2019 School Leaver Awards, which highlight the top UK employers for school and college leavers ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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. ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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Bentley Motors opens 2019 apprentice recruitment

New cohort will join over 200 people already on Graduate, Undergraduate and Apprenticeship programmes ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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ISE announces line-up for Student Development Conference 2019

Zene Everett will headline this year's ISE Development Conference ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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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 ... more or comment here

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TARGETjobs Awards 2019 shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for the 2019 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards has been announced, ahead of the event on the 4 April ... more or comment here

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PwC announced as headline partner for NUE Awards Tenth Anniversary

RMP Enterprise, organiser of the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards, has announced that leading professional services firm PwC as their headline partner for their 2019 event ... more or comment here

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First rise in university applications for three years

UCAS has published analysis on applications for full-time undergraduate courses to UK universities and colleges made by the 15 January deadline, for courses starting in September 2019 ... more or comment here

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First airport-owned Shared Apprenticeship Scheme launched to create a stronger UK skills base post-Brexit

Heathrow launches first airport-owned Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in construction to ensure 10,000 quality apprenticeships by 2030 ... more or comment here

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Marriott International fundraising initiative raises over €400,000 to support young people in Europe

Marriott International has announced it raised €400,000 last year to support youth employability charities across Europe ... more or comment here

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Openreach to recruit a further 3,000 apprentice engineers

The digital network business will hire 3,000 new trainees, of which around 1,600 are newly created roles, over the next 12 months ... more or comment here

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BMW Group seeks new talent to join 2019 apprenticeship scheme

More than 40 places are available to start in August 2019 at the company’s Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall sites ... more or comment here

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UCAS: supporting students with all their options

Last week saw the deadline for this year’s prospective students to submit their university or college applications, with many choosing higher or degree apprenticeships as an option ... more or comment here

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Promising news on the job front for graduates

Research shows there’s a surge in jobs for graduates in 2019 ... more or comment here

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New apprenticeship campaign 'Fire It Up' launches

Education Secretary hails coming of age apprenticeship programme with top firms having woken up to the benefits apprentices are bringing to their workplaces ... more or comment here

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Competition to close the cyber security gender gap

TECH savvy students across the UK have flocked to GCHQ sessions to inspire future cyber security experts ... more or comment here

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Graduate programme launched by PepsiCo

PepsiCo is launching its “Dare To Do More” global student challenge in its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) sector, calling on graduates from across the region to harness their entrepreneurial skills and identify the next big trend in foods and beverages ... more or comment here

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BAE Systems to recruit 700 apprentices in 2019

During 2019, BAE Systems plan to recruit nearly 700 apprentices across their UK business, a 30% increase on last year ... more or comment here

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City & Guilds Group urges Government to remove barriers to employer investment in apprenticeships

As employers wait for a Government consultation, new research reveals 92% say they want to see greater flexibility in how they can spend funds ... more or comment here

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Marvel legends assemble to inspire next generation of engineering super heroes

Marvel joins campaign to encourage young people from different backgrounds to consider a career in engineering ... more or comment here

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National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2019 shortlist unveiled

The National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2019 shortlist has been revealed. With 17 awards up for grabs, the Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of employers, universities and students in the undergraduate industry ... more or comment here

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Office for Students: universities must eliminate equality gaps

The Office for Students (OfS), the higher education regulator, has challenged all universities to eliminate the gaps in access and student success within 20 years ... more or comment here

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Record proportion of English and Scottish 18 year olds accepted into university

33.7% of all 18 year olds from England, and 26.7% from Scotland, were accepted through UCAS to start an undergraduate course in 2018. Northern Ireland and Wales saw entry rates similar to 2016. ... more or comment here

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Generation Z present a whole new recruitment challenge

New research by Oleeo and MyKindaFuture suggests new tactics are needed to attract Gen Zers ... more or comment here

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Only 6% of Gen Z in the UK are considering a career in manufacturing

A new Barclays report reveals that a career in manufacturing does not appeal to the next generation of workers, with only 6 per cent of Generation Z considering a career in the sector ... more or comment here

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Vodafone Group Plc and Sony Pictures team up to promote digital careers

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is backing Vodafone’s free Future Jobs Finder ... more or comment here

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Unconditional offers made to a third of young applicants in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales

UCAS’ 2018 End of Cycle Report shows 87,540 university applicants who are yet to complete their qualifications at school or college, have received an offer that could be considered unconditional ... more or comment here

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The National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 winners are announced

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 included hundreds of apprentices, employers and individuals from across England ... more or comment here

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Internships. Fair? Or foul.

Prospects shares their views on a new report commissioned by The Sutton Trust about the internship market ... more or comment here

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Diageo makes progress to close gender pay gap & announces STEM scholarships for female students

Diageo has published its second Gender Pay Gap Report showing an improvement in the median pay gap ... more or comment here

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Half of apprentices are in debt and one in five ends up out of work

According to a new Young Women's Trust report, almost half of apprentices are in debt, and one in five are now out of work ... more or comment here

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'Opportunities Through Apprenticeships' project is launched

New scheme to boost access to apprenticeships in disadvantaged areas is launched ... more or comment here

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Apprenticeships are serious business

According to reviews on RateMyApprenticeship, apprentices and businesses are taking apprenticeships altogether more seriously ... more or comment here

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British public "proud of the UK's Universities", new poll reveals

Extensive new research shows the public feel positively towards UK universities by five-to-one – and people overwhelmingly say they would send their children to university given the chance ... more or comment here

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RateMyApprenticeship’s Top 100 Employers Table 2018-19

BAE Systems has risen to the top spot in RateMyApprenticeship’s Top 100 Employers Table, moving up the rankings from second place last year ... more or comment here

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Young flyers get their wings with Virgin Atlantic

The airline has been inspiring the next generation of pilots by introducing flight simulators at London Heathrow Terminal 3 to give children a chance to try their hand at flying ... more or comment here

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British Airways hosts event for the next generation of pilots

100 students have been invited to British Airways head office to learn more about the ‘best job in the world’ ... more or comment here

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Reminder: NUE Awards entry deadline is fast approaching

The organisers of the 2019 National Undergraduate Employability Awards have issued a reminder that the entry deadline is just around the corner, with all submissions due in by Friday 9th November ... more or comment here

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EY removes one-to-one final interview from student recruitment process in UK

EY is speeding up its student application process - from nine to typically five weeks ... more or comment here

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Graduate unemployment rate lowest in 39 years

According to the latest ‘What Do Graduates Do?' survey, graduate unemployment has fallen to 5.1% ... more or comment here

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Regional Winners: Yorkshire and the Humber, South West and West Midlands

The final winners in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 regional awards have now been announced ... more or comment here

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Almost half of UK employees believe women are underrepresented in tech and digital roles

Monster Confidence, an initiative with award-winning social enterprise Stemettes, is focused on providing confidence, inspiration and guidance for young women looking to pursue STEM ... more or comment here

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Barclays launches new graduate fund

Research from Barclays has revealed the true cost of getting onto the career ladder after university, with the average graduate attending four interviews and forking out a total £550 to land that all important job offer ... more or comment here

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The Times top 100 graduate employers 2018-19 revealed

PwC has been voted the UK’s number one graduate employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for an unprecedented fifteenth consecutive year ... more or comment here

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UK’s top undergraduate employers 2018-19

Goldman Sachs Group has taken the top spot in a list of the top 100 undergraduate employers in the UK, compiled by RateMyPlacement ... more or comment here

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CIPD People Management Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2018 CIPD People Management Awards were announced last night, at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel hosted by TV presenter and journalist, Steph McGovern ... more or comment here

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Top graduate jobs soar yet state-schooled graduates are vastly underrepresented

According to research undertaken by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE), businesses hired significantly more graduates, apprentices and interns this year, however much more needs to be done to improve diversity ... more or comment here

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Vodafone UK launches initiatives to expand digital skills

To help build the UK’s digital future, Vodafone has announced new education and mentoring programmes developed for university students, digital entrepreneurs and Vodafone employees interested in a digital career ... more or comment here

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) launches new undergraduate campaign

Ahead of the university’s open day calendar, UCLan goes out of its way to make a splash in the ever-competitive grad market ... more or comment here

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Regional Winners: North West, North East, London, East Midlands and East of England

Regional winners in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are being announced at 9 regional ceremonies taking place over the next 3 weeks ... more or comment here

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BP launches the Skills Refinery to support students’ employability

New online portal aims to help students equip themselves for the future world of work ... more or comment here

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Record numbers of students accepted through Clearing

UCAS has published the latest acceptance figures for the 2018 application cycle, as of 28 days after A level results day ... more or comment here

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One third of students 'can't afford' internships

New research from graduate jobs board Milkround has revealed that almost one in three (27%) are worried they will lose out on roles to other applicants who can afford to accept a poorly paid internship ... more or comment here

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Our round-up of the latest news and announcements from the world of graduate and early-years talent ... more or comment here

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McDonald’s. Doing their bit for the youth of today

From their inspirational TV and online advert, to apprenticeships and Youth Opportunity programme, McDonald’s are hitting the right early talent notes ... more or comment here

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 Regional Winners: South East

Regional winners in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are being announced at 9 regional ceremonies taking place over the next 3 weeks ... more or comment here

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International education study highlights UK strength

More students from across the globe are choosing to study at UK universities, according to an international study on the world’s best education systems ... more or comment here

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Hilton’s Elevator graduate programme celebrates its 20th anniversary

It’s graduate season and one scheme has reason to celebrate ... more or comment here

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2019 National Undergraduate Employability Awards are open for nominations

RMP Enterprise has announced the 2019 National Undergraduate Employability Awards are open for nominations ... more or comment here

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What is Gen Z’s take on the employment market?

Leading UK graduate jobs board, Milkround, surveyed recent graduates to find out ... more or comment here

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GCSE pupils gaining knowledge and skills for future success

Pupils across the country celebrate success in new gold-standard GCSE qualifications ... more or comment here

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Parents encourage students to take a closer look at apprenticeships

A survey of parents of 11-18 year olds commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), has found that parents are moving away from encouraging their children to take the traditional university route in favour of apprenticeships ... more or comment here

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Clearing 2018: What we’ve seen so far this morning

Crunch Simply Digital gives us their expert first-impressions of Clearing 2018 ... more or comment here

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A record percentage of young people are off to university

In England, a record 27.9 per cent of the 18 year old population have been accepted through UCAS ... more or comment here

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Research reveals lesser known qualifications could help boost skills and jobs

Level 4 and 5 qualifications could be the key to unlocking skills demanded by employers ... more or comment here

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2018: regional finalists announced

Now in their 15th year, the Awards showcase the diverse and growing range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships, whilst celebrating outstanding apprentices, employers and individuals who go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships across England ... more or comment here

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Ri5 Profile: Paul Naylor

Head of Employer Sales at Prospects, Paul has a passion for graduate recruitment, sport, music and film. Not necessarily in that order ... more or comment here

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HE Bites

A round up of bites from in and around the world of graduate and early-years talent ... more or comment here

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Half of students regret going to university

48% of students and graduates regret going to university according to research by Barclays Apprenticeships ... more or comment here 1 comment

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Increase in unconditional offers made to young people in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Students are increasingly likely to be made an unconditional offer for a place on an undergraduate course, before they have completed their qualifications at school or college ... more or comment here

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SMRS launch new youth market data insight tool

YWare pools youth data in one place to optimise employers’ chances of finding the right early years talent ... more or comment here

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The Branding Man (a.k.a Steve Keith) explains why teachers are wrong to write-off apprenticeships

As the former Marketing and Communications Lead – Apprenticeships for EY, we welcomed Steve’s opinions on the matter ... more or comment here

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RateMyApprenticeship Awards: winners announced

The winners of the 2018 RateMyApprenticeship Awards have been announced, with BAE Systems taking home the crown for the headline Award, RateMyApprenticeship’s Top Employer ... more or comment here

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KPMG come out top for social mobility

The Social Mobility Employer Index 2018 is out ... more or comment here

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Milkround presents its latest research

Last month, Milkround held their bi-annual Insight Breakfast, presenting the recent findings from their latest student and graduate Candidate Compass report ... more or comment here

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Internships leading to top graduate job offers

New research by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) shows how internships are essential to employment with businesses hiring more interns, increasing their salaries, investing in quality programmes and working harder to bring them back as employees ... more or comment here

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The Heist Awards 2018: winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Heist Awards, organised by Havas Education, have been announced following an awards ceremony in Manchester last week ... more or comment here

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LEGO® teams up with the Year of Engineering and the IET

LEGO® teams up with the Year of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology for the Engineers of the Future roadshow, giving schoolchildren the opportunity to meet engineers and experience hands-on learning ... more or comment here

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ISE Awards 2018: winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Institute of Student Employers (ISE) Student Recruitment Awards were announced last night, at an awards ceremony hosted by award-winning broadcaster Steph McGovern as part of the ISE’s annual Student Recruitment Conference ... more or comment here

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Will social media help nursing appeal to the next generation?

Health Education England (HEE) certainly hopes so as they launch a new nursing awareness campaign aimed at 16-18 year olds ... more or comment here

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Balancing global EVP with local culture essential to engage top tier graduates

Alexander Mann Solutions has released their latest research which explores best practices and strategies from leading global organisations ... more or comment here

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Amberjack shortlisted for two ISE Student Recruitment Awards

After winning four Recruiter Awards, Amberjack are targeting more success at the ISE Student Recruitment Awards ... more or comment here

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Teachers unlikely to advise apprenticeships

Around two-thirds of young people are interested in apprenticeships, but teachers still unlikely to advise their pupils to opt for one ... more or comment here

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