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....Several of those who have worked on the scheme told the Guardian they had worked up to 30 hours a week for at least three weeks stacking shelves in Poundland. They were told that the work experience was voluntary but one said: “I had no say in it really. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Of these, two-thirds say that volunteering has improved their employment prospects, and one in four shop managers in the survey said all or most of those looking for a job had moved into paid employment. Charity shops are also a major provider of voluntary work experience placements organised through Jobcentre Plus, but with mixed results. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Some smaller businesses and training providers are pushing schemes that last as long as six months. All the companies provide traineeships, which are designed to offer 16 to 24-year-olds a mix of work experience and classroom-based training in maths, English, and skills such as IT, teamwork and CV writing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Halfords and Prudential criticised over unpaid traineeships image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:26 AM
....Some smaller businesses and training providers are pushing schemes that last as long as six months. All the companies provide traineeships, which are designed to offer 16 to 24-year-olds a mix of work experience and classroom-based training in maths, English, and skills such as IT, teamwork and CV writing. ...
Charity shops: bringing in the cash, but bringing down the high street? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:09:00 AM
.... Of these, two-thirds say that volunteering has improved their employment prospects, and one in four shop managers in the survey said all or most of those looking for a job had moved into paid employment. Charity shops are also a major provider of voluntary work experience placements organised through Jobcentre Plus, but with mixed results. ...
Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:34:03 AM
....Several of those who have worked on the scheme told the Guardian they had worked up to 30 hours a week for at least three weeks stacking shelves in Poundland. They were told that the work experience was voluntary but one said: “I had no say in it really. ...
What's the strangest thing you've been asked to do on work experience? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 03:50:20 PM
.... Were you glad of the experience – or did things go too far?. You can share your stories of work experience days that turned a little surreal with us using the form below – anonymously if you wish. ...
‘Think about becoming a personal trainer’ – our work expert responds image
....His failure to get interviews may in part be because he knows what he wants – a job – but he hasn’t worked out what he offers in return. You might help him go over his CV and draft a covering letter to see if his work experience to date, random though it has been, could legitimately be deployed to show that he has particular experience or personal characteristics that could be of value to certain prospective employers. ...
You’re unsuited to your company, not your job’ – our work expert responds image
....The main problem seems to be that many jobs require some experience, but it is difficult to get this without a job. He has been doing three-month work experience with KBM accountants (for which we had to pay) to try to further improve his CV. ...
How can my partner land an accountancy job after 100 attempts? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
....The problem seems to be that many jobs require some experience, but it is difficult to get this without a job. He has been doing a three-month work experience stint at an accounting firm (we had to pay for this) to improve the CV. ...
‘A person who lies once is capable of lying again’ – our work expert responds image
....This was something I tried but found was not right for me, and I left without completing my probationary period. It stands out on my CV because all of my other work experience has been in office administration and customer service. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....In an advert on its recruitment site, Halliburton said it was seeking “people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead” for student internships at its office in Chiswick, west London. The Texas-based oilfield services company, which reported revenues of $16bn (£12bn) last year, said the full-time positions were part of an unpaid work experience programme. ...
I was briefly a police officer 10 years ago – should I take it off my CV? image
....This was something I tried but found not to be right for me, and I left without completing my probationary period. It stands out on my CV because all my other work experience has been in office administration and customer service jobs. ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
.... I thought I was wise beyond my years and looked down on many of my new co-workers: soon I would be living in Denver, Santa Fe, or even New York City while they would still be stuck at the local Walmart. Of course, my Gothic novel was not picked up by a fancy publisher, and soon the harsh reality set in: no one would be hiring a kid from Wyoming with only a high school degree and no work experience in the midst of the recession. ...
Pret a Manger considers putting New York IPO on the menu image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 02:23:58 PM
....Last month Andrea Wareham, Pret’s director of human resources, told MPs the chain would struggle to hire workers in sufficient numbers if it could no longer easily recruit from within the EU after Brexit. It came under fire this year when the Guardian revealed it was offering 500 British teenagers a week of unpaid work experience. ...
Employers add a ‘cheap place to live’ to list of staff perks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
.... This week, publishing group Hachette partnered with the Book Trade Charity on a scheme that will allow some of its trainees who might otherwise find the capital “prohibitively expensive” to rent in north London at way below market rates. It comes hard on the heels of an initiative from fellow publishing giant Penguin Random House which will see people on work experience given access to heavily subsidised accommodation. ...
Pret a Manger tries to woo British workers as Brexit looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:01:44 PM
....With 65% of its workforce drawn from EU countries other than Britain, Pret’s director of human resources, Andrea Wareham, told MPs it would struggle to find enough staff if it was forced to turn its back on EU nationals after the UK leaves the European Union. Pret’s attempt to appeal to British school leavers got off to a rocky start last month when the company came under fire after the Guardian reported it was offering 500 teenagers a week of work experience, without pay, to give them a taste of working for the private equity-backed firm. ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
....Fashion house Paul Smith and global advertising group Publicis are among other firms offering unpaid internships. Last month, the sandwich chain Pret a Manger offered 500 16- to 18-year-olds a week of unpaid work experience – giving the company the equivalent of nine people working free for a year. ...
Rise of the intern minority harms job hopes for the majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:11:58 PM
....A new report from the IPPR thinktank estimates that the number of internships has risen by as much as 50% since 2010, as the number of advertised graduate-entry jobs has sharply declined. The temporary positions are now considered a “must have” on the CV of any young person seeking a job, with nearly half of professional employers admitting that candidates without work experience “have little or no chance of receiving a job offer”. ...
‘Your manager’s behaviour has been inexcusable’ – our work expert responds image
.... I feel taking the job in South Korea would be another year on the wrong path, but I lack the funds to pursue postgraduate study. South Korea offers me a great chance to save for the coming year, which would, in theory, pay for any postgraduate courses, but even with this, I worry that I will graduate at 30 with no relevant work experience. ...
I want to give up Tefl teaching – should I refuse a post offered in South Korea? image
....South Korea offers me a great chance to save for the coming year, which would, in theory, pay for any postgraduate courses. Even with this, I worry that I will graduate at 30/31 with no relevant work experience. ...
‘I’m not asking you to put on an act’ – our work expert responds image
....This is not meant as a criticism. It’s very common for both employers and potential employees to concentrate almost exclusively on academic qualifications and work experience as measured by their job titles. ...
How can I land a job in academia after my PhD ends? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:00:15 AM
.... I’m a 26-year-old social science PhD student. Although I have managed to add some work experience to my CV, I am coming across posts online claiming finding academic employment after graduation is impossible. ...
Help us fix Brexit labour shortage with Saturday jobs, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:23:10 PM
....While nearly half of 16- to 17-year-old students were studying and working 10 years ago, it had declined to as little as 18% by 2014, a reality that the Employment Related Services Association says will be hard to fix unless radical changes are undertaken by the government, employers and the education sector. “The government has placed a big focus on work experience and trying to get young people into placements, but actually the main way people used to get experience of employment used to be by getting part-time work, whether it was agricultural work or in the coffee shop,” said Kirsty McHugh, the ERSA’s chief executive. ...
Pret a Manger to pay work experience recruits after criticism of unpaid scheme image
. Pret a Manger has said it will now pay hundreds of teenagers it plans to hire this summer, after campaigners criticised the company for offering work experience roles for free food but no pay. ...
Pret a Manger looks to UK's teenagers to tackle looming staff crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
. Pret a Manger is hoping to solve its looming recruitment crisis by offering 500 British teenagers a week of unpaid work experience. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
....I have a wealth of experience in retail, information technology, finance and marketing, as well as all the knowledge I have gained from setting up and running a business (even if not a particularly successful one) – but how do I account for the past four years on a CV or job application?. I’m concerned that the experience and knowledge gained from running a business will be devalued by it not having been successful, and worry that any past work experience is now invalid – particularly IT-related as it’s now 10-plus years since I worked in that sector. ...
How can I explain that my startup firm fails to put food on the table? image
....I have a wealth of experience in retail, information technology, finance and marketing, but how do I account for the past four years on a CV or job application?. I am concerned that my experience and knowledge gained from running a business will be devalued by it not having been successful and worry that any past work experience is now invalid (particularly IT as it is now 10+ years since I worked in that sector). ...
Nearly 700 firms fined total of £1.4m for not paying minimum wage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:29:40 PM
....64, are still angry about being named. They argued there was a simple administrative error regarding expenses paid to someone on work experience and received external legal advice that the club was not in breach of employment regulation – yet still saw the Seagulls’ image “unfairly tarnished”. ...
Unpaid internships could be banned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 01:58:21 PM
....The proposed National Minimum Wage (Workplace Internships) Bill would require companies to pay interns at least the minimum wage for their work. Any adult hired as an intern would have to be paid, but the bill excludes school-age children, apprentices and full-time university and college students completing work experience as part of their studies. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of September 2016 05:59:40 AM
.... You should then actively target companies within these sectors. Your varied work experiences from around the world, carefully selected for each application, could also prove valuable. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 05:59:23 AM
.... . At nearly 30, what do I do? Seek further unpaid work experience and continue to apply for education roles within the heritage sector, or is it time to accept this may be a castle in the sky?. ...
I'm looking for an education role in the arts and heritage sector, but to no avail image
.... As my contract has ended at my last post, I will be returning to a supply agency next week. At nearly 30, what do I do? Do I seek further unpaid work experience and continue to apply for education roles in the heritage sector, or is it time to accept that this may be a castle in the air?. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:00:18 AM
.... I have looked into the model-making and movie prop industries but have come up against the standard excuse for us Generation X people – how much experience do you have?. How do I find a job that allows me to make things without the catch-22 of in-work experience … of making things?. ...
Firms named and shamed over failure to pay minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 04:18:05 PM
....64 to one worker. Brighton and Hove Albion said its reputation had been "unfairly tarnished" by its inclusion on the list, claiming the case was a "minor administrative error" which resulted from being "over generous" in paying expenses to someone on work experience two years ago. ...
Eight people on what it's like to suffer sexual harassment at work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 02:11:00 PM
.... He forcefully stopped me from leaving but let me go because he was scared in case he had gone too far and I’d complain. I was deeply affected by what happened, and it ruined my work experience. ...
I'm good at making things, so why can't I find a job that uses my skills? image
....I have looked into the model-making and movie prop industries but have come up against the standard excuse for us Generation X people: how much experience do you have? This seems to apply to all industries. How do I find a job that allows me to make things without the catch-22 of in-work experience of making things?. ...
What's the 'social bank of mum and dad'? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 10:01:34 PM
....For young people from poorer backgrounds trying to get work, it's often a case of who you know more than what you know, according to new research by The Prince's Trust. A new report suggests that affluent young people are more likely to be able to use their parents' social connections - dubbed the "social bank of mum and dad" - to find work experience. ...
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Employers warn of widening skills shortage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 11:36:46 PM
....". Improving careers advice was also seen as important and in a separate survey, the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, which supports University Technical Colleges, found that young people particularly benefited from direct contact with employers, such as work experience and talks from employers. ...
Veolia vows to recruit 10% of workforce from marginalised groups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of April 2016 05:05:38 PM
....Other companies also hire disadvantaged people but without setting targets. Marks & Spencer runs a four-week employability programme called Marks & Start for single parents, people with disabilities and the homeless, providing pre-employment training as well as work experience placements. ...
Five ways you can inspire budding entrepreneurs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 07:52:17 AM
.... Young people are yearning to be valued and heard, so give them that chance. Every school and further education college has a careers department whose job it is to go and source work experience opportunities for students. ...
Animal carer steps in to help after kennel owner's cancer diagnosis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 01:04:43 PM
....“When Iris started her treatment she became poorly, so I started to take on some of her duties, coming in early, checking the animals and getting organised for the day, so that she didn’t have to,” she says. Hurry, 22, joined the Cambridge-based business seven years ago as a student on work experience. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 05:59:01 AM
.... Furthermore, it was not as secure in the health sector as I expected. My advice would be to set up some work experience (it’s not just for 18-year-olds!) and see what it is really like before jumping ship. ...
Why claims of narrowing gender pay gap don't tell the whole story image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 06:03:06 AM
....As the authors themselves note: “First, not all of the statistical controls we’ve applied represent purely voluntary choices by workers. Education is influenced by socioeconomic background, work experience is determined partly by balancing career and family, and the choice of job title and industry is heavily influenced by social and gender norms that discourage men and women from choosing freely between professions. ...
Tackling youth unemployment in Kenya through public-private collaboration image
.... By 2018, the company plans to employ 600 youth from poor families living in the slums of Nairobi. In addition, the company is committed to ensuring that 300 of its work-study graduates receive college degrees, work experience and have secured professional jobs by 2018. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of February 2016 07:00:01 AM
....I’ve been out of the marketing and communication industry for nearly two years.  I want something that’s going to push my applications a little further and, hopefully, counter the two-year gap in relevant work experience. ...
Ofcom tells BT to open up infrastructure to rivals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 08:26:33 AM
....Ofcom also gave a series of recommendations to improve customers’ experience. These include automatic compensation for customers and businesses when the Openreach network experiences problems. ...
The sisters offering jobs to Syrian refugees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 11:52:00 PM
....It's in this pressured, yet rewarding, environment that Australia's fabled restaurant trade is offering refugees from the conflict in Syria the chance to forge new careers. The idea has grown from a casual chat among friends into an exciting plan to offer training and work experience to migrants fleeing persecution and destitution. ...
New Radicals 2016: how to make a positive impact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 07:30:11 AM
.... Digital Mums married small companies that need access to social media with mothers at home to build jobs in their own communities. The scheme provides women with five months’ training in all aspects of social media – at a cost of £1,999, some of which can be recouped in grants and loans – and offers them a mentor, work experience, the minimum wage and support to find a job once the training is completed. ...
Does a pretty office make a productive workforce? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 01:04:28 PM
.... Views also have a positive impact on wellbeing, in part by providing a psychological connection with other groups of people while in a safe space,” states a report from the World Green Building Council. In recent years, considerable energy has gone into showing how plants and flowers brighten the work experience. ...
Family ties jettisoned as City recruiters adapt to a new age image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 04:15:49 PM
.... Instead of cosy nods over lunch, the real front line for City recruitment is internships, where knowledge is power. While one banker at the Stanhope event yearned for the days before the process “got a bit nerdy”, the modern reality is that new recruits are put through several tough rounds of testing before they can get through the revolving glass doors for a few weeks of work experience. ...
'Hackney, I lost you': the London creatives priced out of their studios image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 04:03:16 PM
. “Stepping off the bus into Dalston for the very first time in 2001, I not only found work experience but a whole a new life experience. ...
Want to do good at work? Here's where to find a job in the sustainability market image
....Aiming to promote US foreign policy goals in areas such as climate change, renewable energy and resource scarcity, OES officers work nationally and internationally to negotiate climate policy, form partnerships and develop programs. The job requires an academic background in public policy, economics, the environment or energy, as well as several years of work experience or a master’s degree. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of January 2016 06:59:05 AM
....Ideally I would like to retrain as a journalist, but aside from keeping my blog going I don’t know where to start. Is it worth doing a distance learning course? I can’t afford to go back to university or do unpaid work experience. ...
Perfect match: how I met the co-founder of my business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 07:15:12 AM
.... This time around, while doing laps of the Christmas market, their chemistry began to bubble and they soon became a couple. The idea to launch a business together came from their combination of work experience and the opportunity it gave them to live together in London. ...
Young Australians gloomy about job prospects and most are averse to risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:04:44 AM
....Professor Paul Kofman, dean of the University of Melbourne’s faculty of business and economics, said he found the findings surprising because he believes young Australians had reason to feel good about their job prospects. “Many universities and vocational training institutions are now investing a lot in work-ready initiatives, like work experience in the field, and providing leadership opportunities that connects them to future employers,” he said. ...
Is your CV failing you? The are 8 important details you might be missing... image
.... If you're a rock star, throw some cheeky self-deprecation in there if you can do so elegantly. I think it's important to keep the work experience details as professional as possible, but trust me; there are ways to have fun with it. ...
I have dabbled in various jobs but now want to retrain as a journalist – should I? image
....Ideally I would like to retrain as a journalist, but aside from keeping my blog going, I don’t know where to start. Is it worth doing a distance learning course? I can’t afford to go back to uni or do unpaid work experience. ...
Fireworks of the future will be lit-up drones, Intel CEO says image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 06:00:01 AM
.... . Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Brian Krzanich said Intel was "able to completely redefine the firework experience". ...
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Jack Aaronson obituary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 05:54:07 PM
.... Sara struggled to bring up her seven children, who were often farmed out to other families, but this failed to dent Jack’s incorrigibly extrovert character and positive outlook on life. After attending Central Foundation boys’ school in Islington, north London, Jack was unable to afford university, and left in 1936 for Palestine to gain work experience with an audit and accountancy firm. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of December 2015 07:00:43 AM
.... Your best shot is to stick to the job and to look for a crack in a corporate mechanism that will suit you more: a management lane, or some specific line of work that will provide you with unique qualifications. Switching jobs with 18 months of real work experience after years of unemployment with no real skills is insane. ...
Beyond cheap labor: can prison work programs benefit inmates? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 12:00:18 PM
.... Many offenders have never worked a legal job and need to learn the basics like showing up on time, listening to a supervisor and working as part of a team, said Gina Honeycutt, executive director of the National Correctional Industries Association. Among those with knowledge of the prison work system, it is generally believed that work experience helps reduce recidivism rates; several states, including Florida, California and Washington, have numbers showing that their program graduates a far less likely than average to reoffend. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of November 2015 06:59:09 AM
.... I have been doing agency work for three years and get job offers all the time because I am good and fast at what I do. I have started training as a personal trainer with an eye to older clients and am doing work experience at my gym, I will probably be offered paid sessions when the January rush hits. ...
Companies fear employing people with learning disabilities, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 11:34:32 AM
.... Although 65% of adults with learning disabilities want to work, just 7% have been able to find paid employment. Capper says there has been progress since Mencap’s learning disability work experience week was launched two years ago. ...
The success of the SDGs depends on robust impact measurement and data collection image
.... DDD collects disaggregated data through annual surveys to measure core indicators such as the annual increase in monthly earnings of its graduates. The company also collects qualitative information on how its graduates perceive the value of their work experience at DDD and the higher education they received through its work-study program. ...
Manufacturers says skills shortages hold back exporting plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 07:00:08 AM
.... It also runs competitions to encourage children into careers in fashion. Other ventures include sponsoring a local secondary school, and partnering local universities to offer work experience and prize money towards tuition fees. ...
Which jobs could a 100-year-old do? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 08:49:23 AM
....2% of that age group. The phenomenon is touched on the recently released comedy film The Intern, starring Robert De Niro as a 70-year-old widower who grows bored of retirement and lands work experience at a fashion website. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of October 2015 05:59:01 AM
....• Within the next five years you should do your job well and maximise as much income as you can; research and explore various career paths including entrepreneurship; and build your network. By then you’re 27, more mature, more financially stable, with five years’ of work experience and a strong professional network – you’ll be in a solid position to answer your own question. ...
Don't rely on Google – invest in languages to grow your business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 06:00:17 AM
.... But there are plenty of options. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money initially, or you’re just testing the water in a new country, you could try using students and people on work experience to translate simple texts, as Neil Westwood, co-founder of Magic Whiteboard, has done. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 05:59:03 AM
.... I am wondering if most employers are looking for a “bubbly”, “outgoing” type of candidate. I would still like to complete an MA degree, and I would like to gain some work experience relevant to the arts. ...
My self-esteem is low and I need work in the arts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 08:08:31 AM
.... I am wondering if most job roles are looking for a certain “bubbly” “outgoing” type of candidate. I still have the ambition to complete an MA degree but need to save money for this and also would like to gain some work experience which is relevant to the arts. ...
Do you feel like a fraud? Seven ways to get over 'impostor syndrome' image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 12:37:25 PM
....When in an interview, research shows that employers look more favourable on those that maintain eye contact while speaking. So, no looking out of the window or staring at your scuffed shoes as you answer questions about your work experience. ...
Marketing and PR 2015-16: Tommy & Lottie image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 10:25:55 AM
....I wanted to visibly show our customers how our clothing is made and why it is sustainable and ethical, so I came up with the idea of creating an animation for our website that we could also use on other social media platforms. I also wanted to give students an opportunity to gain some work experience to use in their portfolios. ...
Graduate recruiters under pressure to attract more women image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 11:01:11 PM
.... Graduates under 30 are enjoying falling rates of unemployment and record earnings, on average,” said a spokesman for the department. Isherwood at the AGR said graduates who gained work experience during their degrees, looked beyond London for jobs and prepared well for interviews had good prospects. ...
The fabulous forties – the perfect age to start a business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 06:35:50 AM
....“Our primary goal with Rise To is to deliver a platform that excites both young people and entrepreneurial businesses in a way that we become the first port of call for them to connect with each other,” Cheatle says. “Our bigger goal, something we hope to achieve in the next few years, is to create one million work-related opportunities for young people, whether that’s full time jobs, internships, work experience or open days. ...
How to get the best overdraft at university image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of August 2015 05:59:04 AM
....The National Express card from NatWest/RBS has a value of up to £40, whereas Lloyds Bank’s “NUS extra” card, which gives yearly discounts off fashion brands, food outlets and rail tickets, is only worth £12. Barclays is offering something a little different in the form of online life skills courses, work experience placements and digital skills courses accredited by City & Guilds such as basic coding, which could be worth more in the long run. ...
Zero-hours contracts offered to 'a quarter of all unemployed' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of August 2015 09:01:13 AM
.... This could be interpreted as employers exploiting the most vulnerable, namely people who really need the money. “However, for others it is a useful stopgap, it can provide valuable work experience and the flexibility can be a positive depending on your life stage. ...
Zero-hours contracts make up one in four offers to jobless image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 20th of August 2015 12:20:24 AM
.... However, for others it is a useful stop-gap. It can provide valuable work experience and the flexibility can be a positive, depending on your life stage. ...
The majority of UK graduates are being forced into non-graduate work, says study image
....He suggests that universities could have built employability sessions into the curriculum from the beginning of the degree course and could have made access to employer information more readily available. He advises future graduates to put more emphasis on part-time work and work experience to build a successful CV. ...
Unemployed young people will be sent to work boot camp, says minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of August 2015 11:01:07 PM
....They will get an initial three-week intensive course of practising job applications and interviews, which will then be regularly reviewed by a dedicated job coach. The new requirements, outlined on Monday, will be in place by April 2017 as part of a wider policy, first announced by Cameron before the election, that jobless 18- to 21-year-olds would be required to do work experience as well as looking for jobs or face losing their benefits. ...

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