Tags: Degree

Surprisingly, 10% of FTSE100/250 CEO’s did not attend University

The average FTSE 100 and 250 CEO is a 46 year-old male, who attended Oxford or Cambridge University, according to research and analysis into individual CEO background and profile information by QlikTech (NASDAQ:QLIK), a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). These are just some of the key findings of Where Do CEOs Come…

Staff who study for part-time degrees more willing to take on demanding responsibilities

Employers in the UK find that staff studying for part-time degrees are more pro-active and willing to take on demanding responsibilities, according to a new report published today (16 October 2013) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The report, which focuses on employer support for part-time study also found that employers of…

Graduates hit hard when university bubble bursts yet remain optimistic and a degree proves worthwhile

Significant spells of unemployment for more than 1 in 10 graduates 40% working in non-graduate jobs 41% of graduates have worked unpaid at some point 60% increase in debt over ten years – 44% English graduates owe £20,000+ Graduate earnings advantage slowly declined – estimated at 2% annually Even in the face of adversity graduates…

Employee denied promotion because of lack of degree wins age discrimination case

Judges have ruled that a man who was denied the chance of a job promotion because he did not hold a degree was the victim of workplace discrimination on grounds of his age. In a landmark case that some experts believe could have wider ranging consequences for employers and how they recruit staff in future,…

Are degrees in computing losing their value?

CWJobs.co.uk, the leading specialist IT recruitment website, has carried out a report to examine the role and importance of ICT education in pursuing a career in the industry. Findings from a recent survey of 1,300 tech professionals, included in this report, have indicated a depreciation in the value of computing degrees in light of mounting…