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Monday, 23 December 2013

Making education work ~ new research from City and Guilds

Almost 60% of employers believe their sector is facing a skills shortage and one third are considering looking abroad to bolster their workforce, according to new research published today by City & Guilds.

Their infographic below (click to see a bigger version) takes a look at the biggest skills issues employers face today, and what businesses can do to help.

Travelodge’s first junior management apprentices graduate

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The first class of apprentices from Travelodge’s budget hotel management apprenticeship programme have all graduated and joined the chain as hotel managers.

Travelodge launched its two-year Junior Managament Programme – or JuMP –  the first of its kind in the sector in the UK, in April 2011. It was designed to offer A-level students an alternative to university and to support the Chancellor’s appeal for British companies to provide more high value placements to help the country’s one million out-of-work young people into employment.

First4Skills helps Whistl recruit Apprentices in Mail Service Operations

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UK training provider First4Skills has been appointed by Whistl (formerly TNT Post) to help recruit apprentices to work at its depots across the UK.

The apprentices will be presented to Whistl through a tailored recruitment service, which will provide successful applicants with a minimum of 12 months training in a permanent apprentice position.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Is Government Policy on Youth Employment Failing our Young People?

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The Work Foundation at Lancaster University wrote to the Chancellor in advance of his Autumn Statement on the subject of youth unemployment.

One of the four subjects covered in their letter was careers advice in schools.

"Ensuring that young people have a good understanding of the career opportunities and pathways into the labour market is essential if young people are to transition smoothly. Yet, a number of recent policy changes have impacted negatively on the ways in which schools prepare young people for the world of work.

Sunday, 8 December 2013