NEWS - EDUCATION & CAREERS

Springboard Consultancy launches personal and career development programme

October 17 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Training provider Springboard Consultancy has launched a personal and work development programme to help individuals gain skills and rapidly develop their career.

The Boost programme was piloted in early 2017. There is high demand from employers who want to help their staff boost their skills, develop their career and quickly become more valuable to the company.

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Employees want an innovative workplace culture, research shows

October 12 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from RADA in Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, has found UK employees want a workplace culture that encourages ideas and innovation.

The research surveyed 1,000 workplaces and found that over 80 per cent of businesses are failing to create a culture that encourages new ways of thinking. 

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Women need access to more training opportunities, research shows

October 09 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from professional training provider The Knowledge Academy has highlighted the need for more training opportunities for the whole workforce.

The research looked at data from EU statistics organisation Eurostat alongside a survey of more than 6,000 adults carried out by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. They found that European countries are more likely to provide training opportunities for men than women.

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Survey shows increase in graduate jobs and apprentices

September 26 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Figures from the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) have shown an increase in the number of graduate jobs and apprentices in 2017.

The annual survey showed businesses have recruited 20,614 graduates in 2017, an increase of 1 per cent, while the number of apprentices has increased by 19 per cent to 11,016.

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PwC and EY make list of most open-minded businesses

September 25 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from salary benchmarking website Emolument.com has revealed which firms are the most open-minded and willing to consider new ideas. Professional services and Big Four firms PwC and EY made it into the top five, cited by 88 per cent and 86 per cent of employees respectively.

Goldman Sachs topped the list, with 90 per cent of employees being satisfied with the company’s open-mindedness.

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EY announces career development and performance programme

September 20 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Professional services and Big Four firm EY has announced a series of global talent programmes to help employees prepare for work.

The company will be running the programmes through management model LEAD and will be introducing a new programme called EY Badges. This will help people develop digital skills for the future.

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Employers support financial education in the workplace, research shows

September 19 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research from financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown has shown employers are in support of financial education in the workplace.

The research surveyed 418 employers, exploring their views on auto-enrolment in the workplace. They found 55 per cent believe financial education can help their staff gain a better understanding of pensions.

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Finance is third most lucrative degree for new graduates, research shows

September 18 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research from job search engine Adzuna has revealed which degree subjects are the most lucrative for new graduates.

The study used Adzuna’s ValueMyCV algorithm to analyse the CVs of recent graduates and identified the top ten most valuable degrees in the UK.

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Digital skills could help boost wages, according to Barclays

September 18 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Developing digital skills could help plug the UK’s skills gap and boost wages, according to Barclays Digital Development Index 2017.

The index explored the digital skills and confidence levels of 6,000 adults and analysed 88,000 job adverts in the UK. 

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Banking and financial services sector dominates list of top employers

September 14 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Businesses in the banking and financial services sector have dominated the list of top undergraduate employers in this year’s RateMyPlacement rankings.

J.P. Morgan was named the best undergraduate employer in the UK for 2017-2018 by students, with the banking and financial services company jumping up 16 places from last year’s position.

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KPMG’s number of apprenticeship hires reaches record high

September 12 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Professional services and Big Four company KPMG has reported a record increase in apprenticeship hires in 2017.

KPMG’s recruitment drive has seen a 40 per cent increase in apprenticeship hires, with the number of young people recruited onto the company’s apprenticeship programmes rising to 181 in 2017.

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Glassdoor research reveals Britain’s most recommended employers

September 11 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Job search engine and review website Glassdoor has revealed the most recommended employers in Britain.

Glassdoor obtained the data by looking at reviews and recommendations of companies from current and former employees that have been posted on the site in the past year.

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Meaningful work most important to finance professionals, research shows

September 08 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Finance workers have cited meaningful work as the top reason for choosing a job in new research from financial recruitment company Core-Asset Consulting.

The study surveyed 194 professionals from Scotland’s financial, accounting and legal sectors. It revealed the top factors taken into account by individuals choosing a job, with 28.31 per cent of respondents ranking meaningful work as the most important.

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Research shows UK professionals want to acquire new skills

September 08 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Over 65 per cent of UK professionals believe they will need to acquire a new skillset in the next two to five years to do their job.

The research from leadership qualifications provider ILM surveyed 2,000 full-time and part-time workers in the UK.

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Small business staff are the most committed, research finds

September 06 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

People who work for a small business are the most committed, according to research from card payment machine provider Paymentsense.

The research surveyed 1,000 SME workers in the UK and found those who work for smaller businesses are more engaged. This is compared to their counterparts, working for larger firms.

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Totaljobs research reveals London is most popular location for graduates in 2017

September 04 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research from online jobs board Totaljobs has revealed the recruitment trends for graduates in the first half of the year.

London was found to be the most popular location for graduates seeking work, with over 5,000 graduates searching for jobs in the city every month.

 

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UK workers retraining to meet technology demands, report shows

August 31 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Recruiters have shared their views on skill development and career progression, with employers in some sectors reporting that they have seen an increase in fresh talent as UK workers retrain to meet the demand of changing technology.

This comes as research from professional services and Big Four firm PwC found that UK workers are willing to learn new skills or retrain for a new career.

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APSCo data shows increase in permanent finance jobs

August 30 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has shown an increase in the number of professional jobs for the fourth consecutive month.

The finance sector saw the strongest growth. 

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Study reveals London’s best paying finance jobs

August 29 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

A study from the salary comparison website Emolument.com has revealed London’s highest paying jobs in finance.

The research analysed 4,000 salaries of senior professionals to identify the jobs which offer the best pay, with the banking industry being found to be the highest paying.

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Soft skills more important than exams, according to research

August 29 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has found 95 per cent of senior managers believe soft skills are more important than exam results.

The research surveyed 506 senior managers and found 98 per cent believe young people should invest more time developing soft skills such as communication and leadership. 

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Lloyds joins scheme to boost digital skills

August 28 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Lloyds Banking Group is supporting a scheme to help thousands of people across the UK to improve their digital skills and manage their money online.

The charity Good Things Foundation will work with the bank to deliver the scheme.

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Millennials want internships that enhance development, research shows

August 25 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Millennials want access to internships that will provide them with opportunities to develop their skills, according to Lloyds Banking Group.

Their research showed a demand for meaningful skills, with millennials calling for companies to offer better internship programmes. 

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Demand for graduates remains high, study shows

August 24 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Demand for graduates remains high, with 79 per cent of employers planning to take on new recruits in 2017/2018. The study was conducted by HR resource website XpertHR.

The study surveyed 186 private and public sector employers. It found they are taking on the same amount or more graduates than in previous years.

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Young people more influenced by career opportunities than making money

August 23 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Young people aged 16 to 19 are more influenced by career opportunities than making money, when making a decision on what they want to do after school. 

The research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) revealed the career worries of GCSE students, and the top drivers when it comes to deciding what to do after school. 23 per cent say they are most influenced by better career options. 

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Financial services bosses voted best in UK

August 22 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

A report from employee incentives company, One4all Rewards, has revealed the industries with the best bosses to work for in the UK, with financial services bosses taking the top spot.

The One4all Rewards Review of UK Management whitepaper, surveyed 1,024 UK employees and found bosses in the banking and insurance sectors are the best to work for. 

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