Tags: qualifications

Samantha Hope – Attraction to qualification – ensure talent stays put

Samantha Hope is the Graduate Recruitment Manager at Shoosmiths, which is the fastest growing national law firm in the UK. She is responsible for managing the entire process of resourcing and developing trainee solicitors from initial attraction to qualification. HRreview caught up with her to discuss Shoosmith’s early careers scheme.

Only 8% of Generation X ever have the education on their CV’s checked out

Qualifications are less likely to be checked the further away from graduation day a candidate gets, but the Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD) warns of temptation to embellish on CVs due to pressure from the new ‘2.1’ wave of graduates. Of the 20,288 enquiries received since HEDD – the government-backed degree verification service – launched…

Training experts now in Preston

Leading Lancashire training company PHX Training has extended its network of centres in the region by opening a new centre in Preston. PHX Training delivers tailored training programmes to improve skills and qualifications in IT Employment skill, literacy, numeracy, IT and business and management. Now it has widened its reach, delivering government-backed training initiatives including…

John Lewis to launch degree level qualification

John Lewis has today announced plans to further develop its internal vocational qualifications programme through the ‘University of John Lewis’, a range of work-based qualifications designed to offer all Partners (staff) the chance to gain externally recognised qualifications and progress in their career. As part of the offer, John Lewis plans to introduce a pilot…

Growing skills mismatches can’t be addressed by schools and qualifications alone

The pace of change in modern business and industry is driving a growing mismatch between the skills businesses need and those they find readily available in the labour market. Education and qualifications cannot be expected to keep pace with this rate of change, creating a challenge and an opportunity to be seized by the learning…

University applications are down by £7.4%

UK’s youth in a double bind: chasing too few university places and too few jobs Figures released by UCAS today reported a headline drop of 7.4% in applications for university places in the UK, taking into account the applications received for the 15th January deadline, with a slightly larger fall in England than in the…