Labour Market

Careers in Science and Technology (STEM)

If a young person is interested in science or technology then they need to know about Future Morph. The site has been designed to show young people that science and maths related subjects (STEM subjects) can equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to make...

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How has the recession affected graduates and non-graduates?

Last Autumn the Economic Research Council analysed figures from the Office of National Statistics looking at the interaction between recent graduates and young non-graduates in the labour market. What does the chart show? The two lines show the unemployment rate (the...

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Generic Skills Checklist

Although qualifications are important in getting a job, employers also want to recruit young people who have employability skills such as communication skills, problem solving, creativity, honesty and integrity, being punctual, taking responsibility, team working,...

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Mind the Gap ~ Future Skills for Growth

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) published the results of a major enquiry into future skills needs in 2010.  This was the first national Strategic Skills Audit for England.  It was intended to  provides “insight and foresight on skill needs and...

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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)...

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Apprenticeships Are Falling Short of Demand

The Minister for Skills, Matthew Hancock, revealed yesterday in a written answer to an MP the number of young people starting an apprenticeship during the last three academic years. Apprenticeship programme starts by age and gender   Age  Gender   2010/11 full year  ...

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Careers in Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM)

If you are interested in a career in engineering,  science and technology then you should explore the web sites below: http://www.eal.org.uk/learners http://www.setatraining.com/ http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/home.cfm http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/...

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Careers in the Creative Sector

One of the big issues for young people and their parents is tracking down accurate,  reliable information about career opportunities. My site aims to help by highlighting online resources that are genuinely helpful among the mountains of confusing dross. Today the...

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