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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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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. ...
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
....Last month Penguin Random House announced its own link-up with the Book Trade Charity, which is based near Kings Langley in Hertfordshire and operates a number of properties that mainly cater for older people who used to work in the industry. London-based Penguin offers 450 work experience placements every year, which typically run for two weeks, and says it wanted to do something to help those young people coming from outside the capital who might otherwise have difficulty finding somewhere to stay. ...
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. ...
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. ...
The accidental mentor: why we should all help other women climb the ladder image
.... I also believed the BBC would be a better place with people like her in it. So she came to work for me on a work experience placement. ...
Work experience swap site 'locks out less privileged pupils' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 07:01:02 AM
. A new website billing itself as “the new old boys’ network” and which helps parents swap work experience placements for their children has been criticised for potentially excluding less privileged families from the most attractive opportunities. ...
What is the case for businesses paying long-term interns? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of April 2015 12:32:08 PM
.... Those interns who, firstly, have an obligation to provide work or services personally to the organisation and, secondly,  benefit from  a mutual obligation for the work to be provided as well as being accepted  – are usually protected and must be paid. One of the exceptions to minimum wage entitlement, for example, is work experience placements not exceeding one year undertaken by students as part of a UK-based higher education or further education course. ...
Young people lack skills needed in the workplace, according to businesses image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 09:58:25 AM
....In light of the findings, the BCC called for universal work experience in all secondary schools, adding that assessments of schools, colleges and universities should include employment data as well as exam results. Half of the businesses polled admitted they did not offer work experience placements. ...
Young people lack workplace skills, firms say in survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 01:32:47 AM
....Three-quarters of the companies surveyed put the situation down to a lack of work experience, and more than 50% said young people did not have even basic skills such as communication. However, half said they did not offer work experience placements themselves. ...
Small business and enterprise: Inventor looking for a Tidi sum to boost growth image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:00:00 AM
....Tripping over trailing cables is a notorious cause of accidents on building sites. When it happened to Coppen during a work experience placement for his construction management degree at Loughborough University in 2011 he knew he had stumbled on a breakthrough business idea. ...

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