NEWS - EDUCATION & CAREERS
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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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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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>