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NEWS - EDUCATION & CAREERS

London voted best place to be in by international jobseekers

October 07 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

London voted best place to be in by international jobseekers

A new study from BCG has investigated where talent from around the world is seeking work – and London is top of the list.

Talent is becoming increasingly global in the 21st century – and the UK remains one of the most popular places in the world to seek a new career opportunity.

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Skills gaps still widening in UK and worldwide

September 30 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

Skills gaps still widening in UK and worldwide

Skills gaps are getting wider and wider in important sectors as employment rises, according to a new report.

Employment is rising quickly in the UK, and graduate employment in particular is performing well. However, many of the industries that are crucial to a balanced and high-performing economy are still struggling to find candidates with skills that they need – and are likely to reward those who can fill the void.

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Biggest drop in UK graduate unemployment for 15 years

September 26 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Biggest drop in UK graduate unemployment for 15 years

Graduate career prospects are improving further, after figures showed graduate unemployment is falling even further.

Graduates know they have an advantage in the labour market, but since the financial crisis employment prospects have taken something of a knock. This year has seen plenty of improvement, however, and new data shows that unemployment among UK graduates is falling at a record pace.

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UK job market continues to grow as unemployment drops by 146,000

September 18 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

UK job market continues to grow as unemployment drops by 146,000

Unemployment in the UK has fallen once again, according to new ONS figures, with 146,000 more finding jobs in the three months to July this year.

By now it’s almost dull to hear more positive news about the labour market, but the UK’s economic recovery is showing no signs of slowing down if employment is anything to go by.

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Amazon to double number of UK employees with new London office

September 12 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

Amazon to double number of UK employees with new London office

Amazon’s new office opening in London in 2017 will see the company more than double its UK workforce to 5,000 employees.

Amazon is increasing its corporate presence in the UK after it was confirmed that the company has made an agreement to open a huge new office, right next to the heart of the capital’s tech industry.

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CBI study highlights language skill shortage in Britain

CBI study highlights language skill shortage in Britain

A serious lack of language skills could hinder businesses’ growth intentions, according to the Confederation of British Industry.

Businesses are looking to break into new and high-potential markets around the world, but a new study suggeststhat they may be held back by a shortage of talent with the right language skills.

The latest Education and Skills Survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Pearson shows that nearly two out of three businesses that responded said there was a need for foreign language skills within their organisation.

Although the full details of the study have not been published yet, CBI says that figure could well grow as firms become more interested in exports, especially given the government’s recent moves to rebalance the economy in favour of international trade.

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Talent shortage in the City of London boosts salaries

June 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Talent shortage in the City of London boosts salaries

New figures from Morgan McKinley show that salaries are rising in the City due to a talent shortage.

Several new studies have recently shown that hiring is picking up across the UK, and the finance sector is performing particularly strongly. But now, a new study from recruiter Morgan McKinley has found that the employment market is becoming even more favourable for finance professionals.

In its latest London Employment Monitor the company found that the number of financial services jobs in London rose by a substantial 15 per cent in May compared to the same month last year.

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ONS data shows strong rise in employment in the UK

June 12 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

ONS data shows strong rise in employment in the UK

Britain’s economic recovery has been underlined today by another increase in employment.

There’s been a stream of positive news on the UK’s economic recovery recently, and figures published today by the Office for National Statistics show that employment is continuing to perform strongly.

Over 30.5 million people were in work between February and April – 345,000 more than in the previous three months and up by an impressive 780,000 from the same period last year. That was the single biggest leap since records began.

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Employment set to pick up for UK graduates; finance leads

Employment set to pick up for UK graduates; finance leads

Finance is at the forefront of an upturn in graduate recruitment this year, according to new figures.

It’s an anxious time of year for many students, as exams give way to the inevitable period of waiting before results are published. In spite of the career advantages that a degree can bring, too, many will also be worrying about finding their first job. But for those who are concerned about their employment prospects once they graduate, some good news has appeared over the horizon.

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More jobs for UK graduates prompts rise in hiring

More jobs for UK graduates prompts rise in hiring

Vacancies for graduates in the UK are increasing, figures show, prompting an uptick in hires.

The past few years have been tough for graduates seeking their first roles after university. An increase in the number of people pursuing further study and an economic downturn that put businesses off hiring new staff has kept competition fierce, though it varies from sector to sector.

But figures released on 28 May show that hiring intentions are finally increasing for graduates.

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1-in-5 UK graduates become millionaires, ONS study shows

1-in-5 UK graduates become millionaires, ONS study shows

Around a fifth of everyone who receives university education become millionaires, according to new figures.

When students decide to go to university, the chance to earn a higher salary thanks to their qualifications is often a big part of the appeal. But over the course of post-university life, the wealth earned from a degree might be more than they had expected.

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UK Finance Jobs Inch Towards 2008 Peak

January 20 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

UK Finance Jobs Inch Towards 2008 Peak

After several turbulent years, the finance job market in the UK finally seems to be back on track. Since 2008, never has a degree in finance mattered more …

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British Education Could Learn From Retail

January 10 ,2014 | by Hari Srinivasan

British Education Could Learn From Retail

There are many parallels that could be drawn between British retail and the education sector. Drawing parallels with traditional high street retail, we look at the future of British education …

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Parlez-Vous Second Language? Those Who Do Might Be Smarter

December 17 ,2013 | by Hari Srinivasan

Parlez-Vous Second Language? Those Who Do Might Be Smarter

At a time when UK’s (lack of) language skills and schooling performance are being questioned, an academic study claims that learning languages might be key to raising a ‘smarter’ next generation …

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