Tags: work experience

Rail chiefs to act as new research reveals girls “switch off” from engineering by 14

Network Rail today pledged to change its approach as it seeks to boost the number of women working on the railways after new research revealed that girls as young as seven have an ‘unconscious bias’ against engineering and by 14, many have fully switched off from it as a career option. Focus groups with schoolgirls…

2,000 starts by young people every week into work experience or sector-based work academies

According to a government statement released today, young people make on average around 2,000 starts a week to government work experience or the training element of a sector-based work academy. The latest statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions also show there were 337,000 starts to work experience or pre-work training delivered as…

Work experience should start in primary school, says Mayor of London

A new report from the London Enterprise Panel on careers advice and work experience is being launched by the Mayor of London this (Thursday) morning, and recommends that every young Londoner should have completed at least 100 hours experience of the world of work. The report says that young people would benefit from spending time…

Employers not doing enough to offer work experience placements to business school students

Employers are seeking ‘business-ready’ graduates, but are not doing enough to offer extended, meaningful work experience a new report from CMI (the Chartered Management Institute), the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has discovered. Only one fifth of businesses questioned (22%) currently offer job placements or internships to business school…

Up to 50,000 teenagers studying ‘dead-end’ courses

Tens of thousands of 16 to 18 year olds are taking “dead-end courses” that don’t lead into work or further study, and are likely to become NEET by the age of 19, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR. Almost a quarter of a million teenagers who left school without good qualifications…

Young people´s employment expectations too high

Almost 60% of employers believe their sector is facing a skills shortage and one third are considering looking abroad to bolster their workforce, according to new research published today by City & Guilds. The findings, released at the start of Work Experience Week, show that employers find young people in Britain are leaving education without…

UK faces a skills shortage as employers look abroad for new recruits

Almost 60% of employers believe their sector is facing a skills shortage and one third are considering looking abroad to bolster their workforce, according to new research published today by City & Guilds. Today’s (14th October) findings, published at the start of Work Experience Week, show employers find young people in Britain are leaving education…

Grayling defends unpaid work experience scheme

News that young people in London on benefits will have to undertake unpaid work experience in order to carry on claiming has received a mixed reception from business leaders and unions. Employment Minister, Chris Grayling, and London Mayor, Boris Johnson, launched the new project on Tuesday to help young Londoners improve their career prospects through…

Employers help young people break vicious circle of “no experience, no job”

Almost three in ten employers did not recruit a single young person in the last year Leading employers, including Marks and Spencer, Deloitte, Nestlé, O2 and NHS Employers, have thrown their weight behind a new campaign launched today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) designed to generate a step change in employers’…

Step and GTI Media announce new work experience partnership

With work experience and employability high on the agendas of government and universities, we are pleased to announce a new partnership between GTI Media and Step to promote the positive benefits of work experience to undergraduates, to highlight especially the opportunities available in SMEs and to raise the profile and awareness of good work experience…

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…