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How to become an accountant

August 21 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

This post will introduce you to the career of an accountant. You will learn which qualifications are best for this career path and what you can expect as a fully-fledged accountancy professional.

Accountancy is a well-respected and traditional role to enter. Though it takes much dedication, hard work and a high level of education, the career can be very rewarding.

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Development opportunities could boost engagement over summer slowdown

August 18 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Providing development opportunities could help to boost employee engagement as businesses face a quiet period, according to career transition firm Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna.

Research from the company found over 30 per cent of UK employees haven’t received formal training or development in their job, while 48 per cent have changed their job in the past five years. 

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Research shows increase in number of jobs in City of London

August 17 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

The latest city jobs index from recruitment company Robert Walters has shown an increase in the number of jobs in the City of London.

The figures show a rise of 37 per cent in July compared with the same period last year.

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ACCA research reveals top routes for starting a career

August 17 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research commissioned by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has revealed the top ways for young people to start their career.

43 per cent of respondents believe university is the best option, followed by apprenticeships at 26 per cent, and professional qualifications at 15 per cent.

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London-based fintech company to launch new global currency

A London-based financial technology company is to launch a new global currency in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Glint, a start-up company that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, has raised £3.1 million in funding from high-profile investors in the financial services and asset management sectors.

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Research reveals which interview questions help boost employment

August 15 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from CV-Library has revealed the interview questions that have helped candidates boost their employment chances.

The research surveyed 1,200 UK workers on their interview preparation techniques, and found 87.4 per cent of respondents believe there are certain questions that should be avoided in interviews.

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Millennials want quick career progression, research shows

August 14 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from management consulting company ManpowerGroup, has revealed what millennials look for in a career, with variety and quick progression being among their expectations.

The report surveyed 19,000 millennials to see how their work expectations differ from the rest of the workforce, what motivates them when it comes to career opportunities, and why they choose to remain with the same employers.

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Research reveals places where UK workers want to work

August 11 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

UK workers have revealed the places they would most like to work in, found new research from global cloud-based platform Fuze.

The research found that 85 per cent of UK workers believe they do not need to be in an office to be productive, with many wishing to work from locations such as parks, cafés or home.

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New generation of employees will boost business growth, research shows

August 10 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The next generation of employees will have a positive impact on businesses, with 64 per cent of CEOs believing that they have the skills needed to boost business growth, according to research from recruitment and training agency Pareto Law.

The study, entitled Digital Learning and Gen Z, looked at how businesses are prepared to make use of the next generation of workers.

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Research finds workers in further education prioritise self-development

August 09 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

New research from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and the Society for Education and Training (SET) has explored career trends within the further education and training sector.

The online research is the first of its kind to explore barriers to career progression and career aspirations in the sector.

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More UK adults using online banking, research shows

New research from Santander has found more UK adults are using online banking or mobile banking to check their balance.

Over 65 per of those surveyed use these methods at least once a week to access their accounts. 

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Research reveals cities and sectors with the highest average wage

August 08 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from Adzuna has revealed the top cities and sectors that offer the highest average wage.

The jobsite compiled data from 1.2 million jobs hosted on its website and compared average wages across the UK to identify the top ten cities with the highest average wage. 

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The pros and cons of HS2

August 07 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

High Speed 2 (HS2) is a railway line set to link the south of England with the north. It’s an ambitious and controversial plan with plenty of pros and cons.

HS2 is set to create plenty of jobs, not just for those in London, but in all areas it will pass through. It’s thought jobs will become available during the engineering process of the north-south railway and in the aftermath too in a range of industries. 

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Accenture recruits 1,700 people in the UK

August 07 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Global management consulting and professional services company Accenture has recruited 1,700 people, with the company offering opportunities from executives to apprentices and graduates.

Accenture is filling over 500 job roles in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cyber Defence, and Data Science for its recruitment drive, particularly focusing on London and Newcastle.  

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Data shows increase in job applications and job vacancies

August 07 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Data from CV-Library has shown an increase in job applications and advertised job vacancies, with a rise of 1.1 per cent and 8.3 per cent respectively.

The data revealed the locations that saw the highest rise in job applications last month, with Bristol topping the list at 6.5 per cent, followed by Guildford at 6.3 per cent and Southampton at 5.9 per cent.

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#StartUpSpotlight: GLOBCOIN®

August 04 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Hélie d’Hautefort tells StartUp Spotlight about his idea for a new way to move money and pay abroad: no matter the country or the currency, GLOBCOIN® will keep you covered.

GLOBCOIN® is a fintech start-up based in London and Geneva which specialises in multi-currency payment. 

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WeWork to give over £1 million to budding UK entrepreneurs

Co-working and office space provider WeWork is offering £1.2 million to aspiring entrepreneurs in the UK.

The grant will be given to winners of the Creator Awards - WeWork’s new global initiative to provide financial support to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and growing companies.

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London workers believe a four-day working week would boost productivity

August 03 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Over 60 per cent of workers in London believe a four-day working week would help improve productivity, a new report from office products company Fellowes has shown.

The Fellowes Productivity in the UK report also found that 48 per cent of Londoners are unproductive at work for over one hour a day, while 18 per cent are at their most productive on a Monday.

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Research shows increase in advertised vacancies and salaries

August 02 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The number of advertised vacancies in the UK has reached a 19-month high, according to research from Adzuna.

The research showed that the number of advertised salaries in June stood at 1,202,573 - the highest figure recorded since November 2015, when 1,244,772 vacancies were available. 

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Job hopping becoming more acceptable, research finds

August 01 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

UK professionals believe job hopping is becoming more acceptable as flexible and freelance working increase in popularity, according to research from CV-Library.

The research surveyed 1,200 professionals and found almost half believe it is acceptable to change jobs after a year, with this figure rising to 65 per cent for workers aged 16 to 24 and 87 per cent for those aged under 18.

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Data shows increase in permanent vacancies in finance

July 31 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

New data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has shown that permanent vacancies in the finance sector have increased by 8 per cent since last year.

The overall number of permanent vacancies showed a rise of 2 per cent in June 2017 compared with 2016.

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Survey reveals communication preferences of UK banking customers

A survey from technology company Avaya has revealed how banking customers in the UK prefer to be contacted by their bank.

The research, which surveyed 2,345 banking customers and was carried out by YouGov, found that 60 per cent of Brits prefer to go directly to their bank’s website or use automated services instead of speaking to their bank directly.

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Investment in fintech up by 37%, according to Innovate Finance

Figures from Innovate Finance have shown investment in the UK’s fintech industry has hit $564 million, with foreign investment playing a key role in growth despite Brexit.

Fintech investment increased by 37 per cent in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year.

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Figures show 21 per cent increase in demand for accountants

July 28 ,2017 | by Hari Sri

The number of advertised accountancy and finance job vacancies increased in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures from specialist recruitment consultant Robert Walters.

Figures showed that accountants are in higher demand than other professionals, with a 21 per cent increase in advertised accountancy and finance job vacancies compared with 2016, nearly double the amount of advertised vacancies for professional roles, which saw a rise of 11 per cent.

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Amazon to create 450 tech jobs in London

Amazon has announced it will be creating 450 new tech roles at the company’s headquarters in London.

The company will be aiming to double the number of research and development roles and the number of staff at its London Development Centre will increase from 450 to 900.

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