Professional Trainee scheme at NFU Mutual crowned the category winner of The Job Crowd Awards 2017
Jun29

Professional Trainee scheme at NFU Mutual crowned the category winner of The Job Crowd Awards 2017

Insurer named the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector NFU Mutual is delighted to announce that its Professional Trainee scheme has won Gold at The Job Crowd Top Companies For Early Careers 2017/2018 awards. The Stratford-upon-Avon based insurance, investments and pensions business was ranked the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector for companies with...

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Four in ten millenials have no pension provision
Jun28

Four in ten millenials have no pension provision

Four in ten millennials have no pension provision, new research from YouGov reveals. The Bridging the Young Adults Pension Gap report indicates that 44% of 18-34 year olds say they have no pension provision whatsoever compared to around a fifth of 35-54s (22%) and over-55s (20%). YouGov’s study reveals the extent to which under-35s have a poor knowledge of pensions. Approaching three in ten (27%) say they simply don’t know understand...

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RSG supports Princes Trust initiative to get disadvantaged young people into employment
Jun22

RSG supports Princes Trust initiative to get disadvantaged young people into employment

The UK’s largest independent recruitment organisation, RSG, has named The Prince’s Trust as it’s chosen charity partner in a bid to help disadvantaged young people across the country take the first steps into work. The Prince’s Trust aims to support 60,000 new young people across the UK, helping to give them the skills and confidence needed to get a job. With five centres across the South, the aim is to reach more than 10,000 new...

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Apprenticeship levy is here – so now what?
Jun08

Apprenticeship levy is here – so now what?

Steve Hill, Director of External Engagement at The Open University, discusses how employers can make the most of the new apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy came into force last month, putting employers at the heart of developing and funding apprenticeships in England. Designed to boost skills in the UK, the levy applies to all UK organisations with an annual wage bill of £3 million or more and plays an important role in...

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CIPD Awards dinner celebrates South East Wales CIPD student success
Jun08

CIPD Awards dinner celebrates South East Wales CIPD student success

CIPD Wales’ South East Branch were proud to round off their annual year with a gala dinner at Cardiff Bay’s St. David’s Hotel to celebrate success among the region’s students. Students and members celebrated the evening with a delicious three course meal, a mock casino, and of course, dancing, after the all-important awards were announced. Winners of the most outstanding student from each of their...

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Tomorrow’s talent set to receive £5,000 Chivas Brothers’ bursary for second year
May30

Tomorrow’s talent set to receive £5,000 Chivas Brothers’ bursary for second year

Chivas Brothers has once again began the search for bright, enthusiastic and dedicated applicants for its popular bursary scheme in partnership with the Scottish International Educational Trust (SIET).   The initiative, which launched to great acclaim for the first time last year, offers financial support to ambitious employees or their family members, helping them to realise their aspirations and take their talents to the next...

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Adecco selects Student as UK CEO for a month
May25

Adecco selects Student as UK CEO for a month

The Adecco Group UK and Ireland, the UK and Ireland’s largest workplace solutions organisation, has chosen the UK participant of its fourth ‘CEO for One Month’ initiative following an assessment day on 18 May. ‘CEO for One Month’ is part of the worldwide Adecco Way to WorkTM programme, designed to help talent increase their employability and career prospects. Edmund Broadhead was chosen from eight finalists following the assessment...

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‘Jobs for the boys’ myth limits apprentice opportunities
May19

‘Jobs for the boys’ myth limits apprentice opportunities

Gender bias colours students’ attitudes to apprenticeships Six out of 10 school leavers believe apprenticeship opportunities are in sectors with mainly male workforces One in three parents believe apprenticeships are suited to boys Male students wrongly believe apprenticeships for men involve manual labour while female students think most opportunities are in nursing, healthcare and childcare School leavers are missing out on...

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Are millenials scared of phone conversations?
May18

Are millenials scared of phone conversations?

A survey conducted by virtual receptionist providers CALLCARE has shown that despite checking their phones more than 157 times a day,  nearly one in three millennials will not use their mobiles to make calls, opting instead for messaging apps and email communications. The results are sobering: Almost one in three millennials use their mobiles to make calls no more than twice a week Evidence suggests negative millennial attitudes...

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‘Not just a job, he’s got a career!’ says Mum as son with DS lands sought after science career
May18

‘Not just a job, he’s got a career!’ says Mum as son with DS lands sought after science career

As talent shortages persist, employers cannot afford to ‘write off’ any group of potential workers, yet it is significantly harder for adults with learning disabilities to obtain work than almost any other client group. Individuals with Down’s syndrome battle misperceptions about their capabilities and often can’t even get an interview. The Down’s Syndrome Association’s ‘Workfit’ team are doing an amazing job of...

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One in 4 Employers have NEVER considered apprenticeships
May16

One in 4 Employers have NEVER considered apprenticeships

25% of UK organisations have never considered apprentices, despite evidence that they are highly valued, according to new research by The Adecco Group UK and Ireland, the UK and Ireland’s largest workplace solutions organisation. The Adecco Group UK&I’s report, Closing the Skills Gap: Will Apprenticeships Deliver the Workforce of Tomorrow? includes research that found that a popular reason for not employing apprentices is that...

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Why apprentices require organisational support to succeed
May15

Why apprentices require organisational support to succeed

Nearly half (45%) of apprentices struggle to find time to study, despite the requirement to spend 20 per cent of their working hours in off-the-job training One in five (20%) apprentices lacks support from their line manager But technology-enabled learning enables faster delivery and study, saving time for apprentices and employers Many apprentices aren’t receiving the organisational support they need to succeed, according to a new...

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London-based SME? Young talent is waiting to join your business
May12

London-based SME? Young talent is waiting to join your business

London’s Square Mile is home to some of the biggest and best businesses in the world with young, aspiring City workers competing for the most exciting internship and apprenticeship opportunities in the country. Whilst many large companies already have the resources to put these initiatives in place, SMEs can often get left behind as they struggle to compete with the shiny, structured offerings of their rivals. With the new...

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Study reveals graduates have unrealistic salary expectations
May11

Study reveals graduates have unrealistic salary expectations

Nearly half of graduates (47%) expect an average of £9,000 more than they get in their first role after university, a new report reveals. Post-university, graduates expect their first job to pay between £21,000 and £30,000, yet only one in six achieve this sum. The study of 492 graduates, by sales recruitment specialist Pareto Law, discovers a marked difference between expectation and reality when it comes to graduates’ views on...

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“The millennial myth”
May10

“The millennial myth”

Guest blog by Gareth Way, HR and Training Director at Creditsafe I’m often asked to review what companies should do to engage with new employees who are entering the world of work for the first time, and so I thought it was about time that I set out where I stand in the whole ‘generation discussion.’ A great deal of column space is given to the dissection of the differences between the multiple generations that coexist in the...

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