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Sofie Lundberg: ‘Earn while you learn’ – the benefits of apprenticeships

Earlier this year it was revealed that large UK firms will be levied with a new tax to help fund the government’s promise of adding 3 million apprentices to the UK workforce by the year 2020. This huge step for apprenticeships must surely mean that the government believes this is the way for the future, as opposed to three years in lecture halls followed by potentially years of debt?

Apprentices have more earning power than graduates, study claims

Apprentices who gain a level 5 qualification can earn up to £50,000 more than those who choose to go to university. Figures compiled by the Boston Reporting Group and analysed by the Sutton Trust found exceptional apprentices can earn up to £1.5 million over the course of their careers beating the typical graduate from a non-Russell Group Institution.

Four out of five disabled students could drop out of Uni due to DSA cuts

Planned cuts to Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) could have a detrimental impact on the academic and employment prospects of affected students, according to a poll of 200 students with disabilities, carried out by the disability support specialist Randstad Student & Worker Support. Unless universities can find replacement funds in time, the proportion of disabled students…

Elitism sidelined as ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms promote social mobility

Partners in the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms are no longer from the privileged classes with new research in fact finding they are engines of social mobility. Those who become partners at the Big Four – Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and KPMG – can expect to become millionaires, with some mixing with politicians and celebrities.…

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…

Majority of schoolchildren believe that only a degree will get them the job they want

Confidence in the recovering UK economy has not filtered down to school pupils, according to new research from AIA Worldwide and the Student Room. Almost six-in-10 (58%) under 18-year-olds believe it will be difficult to find work when they leave school, while more than a third (35%) already predict that they will need to settle…