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Most desirable jobs in the finance sector in 2016 revealed

June 03 ,2016 | by Hari Sri

Most desirable jobs in the finance sector in 2016 revealed

The most desirable jobs in the finance sector in the UK in 2016 have been revealed by eFinancialCareers.

The website, which lists a wide variety of finance and banking jobs, named the most popular individual jobs, along with the sectors that have received the most applications and the desired skills for each job role. 

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Brits are amongst world’s happiest workers, according to survey

June 02 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Brits are amongst world’s happiest workers, according to survey

UK employees are amongst the happiest workers in the world, according to the 2016 Edenred-Ipsos well-being work barometer.

The survey, which is carried out annually, studied 14,400 employees in 15 countries and found that over 70 per cent of employees in the UK feel positive about their well-being at work. 

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Hundreds of jobs to be created at Manchester Airport

June 02 ,2016 | by Thiago Kiwi

Hundreds of jobs to be created at Manchester Airport

Over 450 job roles are to be created at Manchester Airport following its plans to expand.

The public will have the chance to learn more about the roles being offered at a jobs fair, which is scheduled to take place on Monday 6th June. 

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Companies should invest in training for low-wage workers, says IPPR

June 01 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Companies should invest in training for low-wage workers, says IPPR

Companies that employ low-wage workers should invest in productivity-enhancing technologies and corporate training, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

With the national living wage rising, the IPPR said that businesses are now cutting overtime, bonuses, and staff perks.

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Children surrounded by books will earn more, says study

May 29 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

Children surrounded by books will earn more, says study

Children who grow up surrounded by lots of books tend to be high earners, according to research from economists Giorgio Brunello, Guglielmo Weber and Christoph Weiss.

The research surveyed 6,000 men who were born in European countries during the mid-20th century and looked at how many books they had in their home. 

 

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Traditional office life no longer relevant, according to report

May 25 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

Traditional office life no longer relevant, according to report

Over 70 per cent of workers believe that traditional office life is no longer relevant, according to a report from computer software company TeamViewer.

The report, titled “The End of Nine-to-Five”, showed that UK office workers feel that a traditional nine-to-five job is no longer necessary, with more people now wishing to work remotely instead. 

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Financial education should be taught in primary schools, say UK MPs

May 24 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

Financial education should be taught in primary schools, say UK MPs

Financial education should be taught in primary schools, MPs have said.

A report released this week called for the subject to become compulsory in primary schools to enable children to learn day-to-day financial skills.

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Employment rate reaches record high after changes to retirement age

Employment rate reaches record high after changes to retirement age

Employment rate for women reached a record high in March, increasing to 31.58 million, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The ONS stated that the increase could be linked to the Government making changes to the retirement age for women to keep them in work for longer. 

 

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Over 4 million UK residents now self-employed, according to ONS

May 20 ,2016 | by Thiago Kiwi

Over 4 million UK residents now self-employed, according to ONS

Over 4 million people in the UK are now self-employed, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Figures showed that the number of self-employed people increased by 182,000 from January to March. The total number of self-employed people in the UK now stands at 4.69 million, with self-employed workers accounting for 15 per cent of the workforce. 

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Study reveals most in-demand jobs in Britain

Study reveals most in-demand jobs in Britain

Britain’s most in-demand jobs have been revealed by Adzuna. The website, which brings together millions of job ads to enable jobseekers to find their ideal role, revealed the top sectors for highly skilled job hunters.

Research showed that 40 out of 56 cities have more jobs available than the number of people searching for jobs. However, sectors such as retail, manufacturing and logistics have experienced a drop in the number of roles available. 

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Ryanair to create 100s of jobs with new training centre at Stansted Airport

Ryanair to create 100s of jobs with new training centre at Stansted Airport

Ryanair has opened a new training centre at Stansted Airport, which will create hundreds of new jobs across the company’s UK-based airports.

The European Training Centre was opened earlier this week by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. 

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Government tax office in Cardiff announces 480 jobs

Government tax office in Cardiff announces 480 jobs

The Government is looking for recruits to fill 480 posts at the tax office in Cardiff due to the upcoming closure of the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) office at Ty Glas in Llanishen.

The closure comes as HMRC plans to restructure its tax offices, replacing its current network of offices with a smaller number of larger centres. 

 

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Schools should teach digital technology, says former Education Secretary

Schools should teach digital technology, says former Education Secretary

Schools need to place more focus on teaching young people digital skills, according to former Education Secretary Lord Kenneth Baker.

Baker, who is Chairman of education charity the Edge Foundation, warned that millions of jobs are under threat from automation and that jobs in professions that were once considered careers for life are being lost. 

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High Wycombe business launches scheme to help young people

High Wycombe business launches scheme to help young people

A transport business based in High Wycombe has launched a new scheme to provide young people with opportunities such as on-the-job training.

Geodis UK, which is located in Cressex Business Park, is offering talented young individuals in the local area the opportunity to join the company and receive training and mentoring from experienced staff. 

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Scottish Conservatives aiming to create 10,000 apprenticeships

May 02 ,2016 | by Helen Gould

Scottish Conservatives aiming to create 10,000 apprenticeships

Scottish Conservatives candidate for Banffshire and Buchan Coast Peter Chapman has announced that the party is aiming to create 10,000 apprenticeships to help more young people to get into work.

Chapman made the pledge during a visit to Score Group, an engineering firm that is already taking on over 200 apprentices. 

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London primary school pupils complete business and enterprise course

London primary school pupils complete business and enterprise course

Around 200 London-based primary school pupils have completed a course to help them learn business skills. Consultancy company Stride Ventures set up Putting Young Minds to Work after the Government called for business and enterprise skills to be introduced to children.

Business owners from the Bermondsey Pub Company, who sponsored the course, shared their experiences of running a business and helped to judge business ideas pitched by the children. 

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Gloucestershire County Council to invest £2m to help jobseekers

April 29 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

Gloucestershire County Council to invest £2m to help jobseekers

Gloucestershire County Council is to invest more than £2 million to help over 4,000 adults to develop new skills, find a job, or gain an apprenticeship.

The council has set up a funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency for the service, which will provide a number of opportunities for adults with low skill levels.

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East Sussex scheme to provide opportunities for young people

April 26 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

East Sussex scheme to provide opportunities for young people

East Sussex County Council has secured funding for a scheme that will help young people in Forest Row to receive training and improve their chances of employment.

The council has secured £200,000 of new funding on behalf of Skills East Sussex (SES) for a project called Progress, which will run until June next year and work with schools and colleges in the area.

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“Skills mismatch” in job market, says data website

April 22 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

“Skills mismatch” in job market, says data website

A new data website has shown a “skills mismatch” in the UK job market.

The data found that there is a mismatch in the skills that employers in Scotland are looking for and the qualifications that jobseekers actually have.

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First ever UK Employability Day launched

April 17 ,2016 | by Thiago Kiwi

First ever UK Employability Day launched

The first ever UK Employability Day has been launched. The event, which was co-ordinated by the Employment Related Services Association, took place on 15 April.

The event was celebrated by employment support providers from throughout the UK, with over 70 employment centres across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland being opened. 

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Amazon’s Edinburgh development centre to increase staff

April 16 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

Amazon’s Edinburgh development centre to increase staff

Amazon is planning to expand its research and development centre in Edinburgh by taking on over 30 new employees.

The online retailer will be recruiting at least 35 managers, software engineers and scientists, who will join around 100 staff already working at the centre. 

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Businesses urged to sign up for apprenticeship event

April 13 ,2016 | by Hari Sri

Businesses urged to sign up for apprenticeship event

Businesses in Droitwich are being urged to sign up for a free event that will highlight the benefits of offering apprenticeships.

The Droitwich Apprenticeships Employer Event, which is being held by Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, will take place at St Andrew’s Town Hotel, in St Andrew's Drive, on 4th May between 12:30pm and 2:00pm. 

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Accountants in demand as skills shortage hits companies, shows research

April 10 ,2016 | by Thiago Kiwi

Accountants in demand as skills shortage hits companies, shows research

Accountants are one of the many types of workers now in demand as a skills shortage hits companies.

According to research from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), companies are searching for skilled workers such as accountants, project managers, sales staff, engineers and quantity surveyors to fill permanent positions. 

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CABA helps record number of accountants, according to report

April 09 ,2016 | by Hari Sri

CABA helps record number of accountants, according to report

The Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA) helped a record number of accountants in 2015, according to its latest report.

The charity, which provides support for members of ICAEW, supported over 13,000 people in 2015, an increase of 135 per cent on 2014. 

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British website trains medical students from Syria

April 04 ,2016 | by Erin O’Neill

British website trains medical students from Syria

A British website is helping Syrian medical students to become doctors by providing the necessary training and information online. The online healthcare training platform works by connecting students to tutors and academics who are based in the UK.

SyriaScholar was founded in 2015 by two British medical students, brothers Kinan and Louwai Muhammed, both of whom were born to Syrian parents in the UK. 

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