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Thursday, 18 July 2013

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Young unemployed frustrated by national job schemes

According to the Local Government Association (LGA), unemployed young people are losing faith in the prospect of finding jobs and feel national schemes are not offering them the right skills to help them into work. A poll of unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds, carried out by the Association, which represents more than

370 councils in England and Wales, exposes young people's “growing frustration with an overly-complicated system awash with 35 different national schemes that fail to meet their needs”.

Nearly 60 per cent of young people surveyed felt there is not enough support with just 26 per cent believing the Government has the right approach to help young people find work. Half of the unemployed youngsters said they did not find key national services helpful with 46 per cent of these saying they are not given the right skills to find a job.

Young people are most frustrated by their experiences of Jobcentre Plus and skills training with 65 per cent of these saying this was because Jobcentre Plus did not tell them anything new, and almost a half found college training unhelpful by not giving them the right skills.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Apprenticeships offer great opportunities for high achievers

Apprenticeships in Engineering, Science and Technology

For high achievers there are now great alternatives to following the well-trodden path of a university degree  –  particularly, though not exclusively, for those with an interest in engineering, science and technology. Here are just some examples of high-quality apprenticeships on offer from major employers:

Virgin Media:   IT

Rolls Royce:   Engineering, Accounting

National Health Service:   wide range - see web site 

National Grid:   Engineering

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Civil Engineering Apprenticeships with Skanska

Location: Nationwide

 Age Requirement: 16+

 Skanska currently have apprentice opportunities in Civil Engineering, Infrastructure Services, Utilities and Cementation. Apprentices will be recruited across various projects in the UK.

 The Apprenticeship aims to prepare applicants in the first stages towards becoming skilled workers in the fields of civil engineering, by completing a 2-3 year College and Site based programme at the National Construction College and at Bircham Newton College (Norfolk) as well as various Skanska Civil Engineering projects around the country.