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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…

Students must make themselves attractive to future employers

Students are leaving secondary and tertiary education without the necessary skills or understanding of how to articulate their skills and make themselves attractive to future employers say education HR specialists SYLO Associates. As the post-education job market becomes increasingly competitive, SYLO Associates argue that students are leaving education unprepared for the real world of job…

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…

Increasing numbers of graduates lying on CV´s

Almost two-thirds (61%) of students and graduates have reported that the increase in tuition fees is putting people off university and making them more likely to lie about their qualifications on their CV to get work, which is an 18% increase since last year, reports Graduate Prospects. As part of the Higher Education Degree Datacheck…

University’s Week of Work aims to boost employability skills

Almost 200 students at Swansea University will be heading for the office and the factory rather than the campus today (Monday 21 January) as they take part in the Week of Work, which organises placements with local employers. The Week of Work, along with other placements and support provided by the University’s Employability Academy and…

New research reveals that university students place the development of employability skills at the very top of their shopping list.

New research on what students think about how their universities prepare them for working life was published today (Thursday 17 January) by GTI Media Research. Great Expectations is based on a survey of more than 2,300 undergraduates conducted at the end of 2012 by GTI Media Research, part of Group GTI, Europe’s largest graduate careers…

Employer bodies welcome Technical Baccalaureates for school leavers

Labour says qualification will help ‘forgotten 50 per cent’ not at university A new Technical Baccalaureate aimed at 18-year-olds has been proposed by Labour leader Ed Miliband. The qualification – to be known as a Tech Bacc – would transform the prospects of the “forgotten 50 per cent” of school leavers who do not go…

HP and Coventry University College pair up to deliver business-ready IT skills

HP and Coventry University College announce new partnership for innovative professional programmes. Coventry University College announced the launch of a new partnership with the HP Institute. The HP Institute is an academic partnership programme created to provide students with the business-ready IT skills that are in deficit within the industry. The College aims to extend…

Eurozone crisis ‘driving students to British universities’

Demand for courses abroad has soared by more than 150 per cent among students from Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, figures suggest. Britain is the most popular destination for young people educated in southern European countries which have been hardest hit by the sovereign-debt crisis dogging the eurozone. The rise will drive concerns that British…

HP partners with Bucks New University to launch new learning programme

University developing courses that complement HP Foundation Degree for students London, July 26, 2012 – HP and Bucks New University today announced the delivery of the HP Institute Accredited Technical Associate (ATA) programme as part of the University’s IT training offering. The programme, which will receive its first student intake in the autumn, provides a…

Award-winning Teesside University Innovates with iTrent

Teesside University has gone live with iTrent, the fully integrated talent management, workforce planning, HR and payroll solution from MidlandHR. The award-winning university, which has 28,000 students, opted for a five year contract for MidlandHR’s full suite of iTrent modules, including core HR, Payroll, Self-Service, Web Recruitment and E-payslips, to support staff. The partnership is…

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…