Tags: Education

Monthly employment index: Education top growth industry

London, UK – 18 December 2014: An analysis on the growth trends in UK employment has been released by Indeed today. The company has sourced specific information around the number of job postings advertised across the UK at any given time, the jobs available within each industry, and which areas of the UK serve as employment…

Government announces new careers and enterprise company for schools

Employer-backed body to provide inspiration and education to pupils Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced the creation of a new careers and enterprise company for schools, to transform the provision of careers education and advice for young people and inspire them about the opportunities offered by the world of work. The new company is designed…

City & Guilds launch TechBac®, a new vocational curriculum and qualification

Four out of ten (42%) of employers admit to rejecting CVs due to a lack of understanding, while the majority find the jargon and acronyms candidates use confusing, according to new research published today by City & Guilds. Today’s findings, published as City & Guilds launch TechBac®, a new vocational curriculum and qualification, which has…

Al Bird: Social Learning – Productivity drain or HR game changer?

Google receives almost 12 billion searches per month – that’s almost double the world’s population. And not a day goes by without some social networking giant announcing skyrocketing profits – Twitter being the latest example. It recently announced 271 million active monthly users, up 24% year on year – mind blowing stuff! The reality is,…

Video Arts launches new bite-sized videos on essential management and work skills

Learning content specialist Video Arts has created 70 new bite-size video films covering the essential skills needed to manage others and work effectively in any organisation.  The films are split into two new libraries: Management Essentials has 33 videos for managers on key skills such as leadership, team development, motivation, coaching, managing performance, managing change,…

New report on social mobility reveals that Oxbridge is still the best route to the top

A new report published yesterday from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCPC), examines who is in charge of our country. The report’s research highlights a dramatic over-representation of those educated at independent schools and Oxbridge across the institutions that have such a profound influence on what happens in our country. Few people believe that…

A level grades reveal gender gaps and worrying fall off in languages

John Cridland, CBI Director-General, had this to say on this year’s A-Level results: On overall A Level grades “Genuine concern over grade inflation in recent years means we should not beat ourselves up if grades and overall passes don’t go up each and every year. “What’s more important is that we have an education system which…

Assaults on teachers lead to nearly 50 primary school pupils a day to be suspended

Nearly 50 primary school pupils a day are suspended for assaulting teachers, it has been revealed. Department for Education figures show that children aged five to 11 were suspended over 9,000 times for assault against an adult in 2012/13, up 5 per cent from 2011/12. The total number of suspensions in state primary schools rose…