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University aims to boost graduate employability with corporate soft skills training

Business students learn soft skills via digital video at Lancaster University Management School. In a UK first for higher education, Lancaster University Management School is supplementing its teaching capabilities with expert soft skills learning content from Video Arts, to provide core practical skills for students on its business, management and marketing programmes. The Management School…

Employers urged to pay IT work experience students

A new initiative in Scotland has called on businesses to offer paid work experience to computing and IT students, in order to fill a major skills gap. e-Placement Scotland, an industry backed programme run by ScotlandIS, e-skills UK and Edinburgh Napier University, launched its ‘Let’s Get Paid’ initiative at a time when the technology sector…

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…

100,000 students register for jobs at London 2012 Games

With less than 150 days to go to the London 2012 Games, the number of students who have registered for a summer job at the Games through SummerJobs website has now topped 100,000. Run by Adecco, the official recruitment services provider of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Summer Job of a Lifetime site is…

Students starved of careers advice in danger of ‘sleep walking’ into university

Over half unaware of alternatives in careers advice confusion Nearly half of 16 – 18 year olds want to go to university because it’s ‘just the logical next step’, with less than half receiving careers advice about alternative routes into the professions, according to a survey commissioned by ACCA UK (The Association of Chartered Certified…

Undergraduates complain of lack of TLC during recruitment process

Students often find the recruitment process for graduate jobs complicated and lengthy, with insufficient communication or feedback. They emerge with a feeling of not having been looked after (or loved) enough, according to a survey recently carried out by recruitment specialists Work Group using the targetjobs.co.uk student database. The survey, which was unveiled at the…

dp releases “Speexx” – a way to learn a new language for a business environment

dp (digital publishing) the global provider of award winning corporate language training (CLT), has announced its newly created language product portfolio and learning platform to deliver an improved user experience. Available with the upcoming autumn release, dp’s language learning suite called Speexx will set the standard for excellence in language training and improve the business…

Greater focus on preparing students for world of work

Being well qualified but unprepared for the realities of the world of work is proving yet another obstacle to new graduates getting into employment and achieving their career ambitions. This was one of the key concerns to emerge from a series of major roundtable debates held earlier this year, involving business leaders, trade unions and…

43% of student interns are unpaid, survey says

The annual report – Real Prospects: Higher Education – asked 22,000 graduates if they gained work experience while studying for their undergraduate degree. More than 70% reported that they had secured some form of work experience while they were at university, often by taking on casual paid work. Others engaged in unpaid voluntary work or…