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Employees work through Christmas

31 Dec 2007

Over a third of employees will have worked through the holiday period, according to a report. The research, by the Post Office Travel Services, showed that 40 per cent of workers will have been workin...

10,000 jobs to be created in Birmingham

28 Dec 2007

Birmingham city council has announced £500 million plans to revitalise an area at Longbridge which could create 10,000 jobs for the midlands. The announcement will come as good news for students look...

Teaching sector described as buoyant

27 Dec 2007

Recruitment in the education and teaching sector has been described as "buoyant" by the Schools Minister. Jim Knight was responding to claims by the Conservative Party that the sector was in disarray ...

Careers day informs about finance jobs

24 Dec 2007

A 'careers in the city' day was held earlier this month in response to the need for greater careers experience among graduates.A number of companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lloyds of Lond...

Employers encouraged to celebrate Christmas

21 Dec 2007

Employers have been encouraged to celebrate Christmas at the workplace by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. There is a growing feeling that celebrating Christmas at work is not acceptable as...

Engineering diploma to be launched

20 Dec 2007

Students who are looking to start careers in engineering may be pleased to hear that the new engineering vocational diplomas will be valued the same as three and half A-levels by universities. The dip...

Microsoft tries to solve skills shortage

20 Dec 2007

Microsoft has announced plans to try and boost the number of people looking for IT jobs by investing approximately £4.4 million to support projects across Europe. The American company will support 28...

One in ten businessmen to miss Christmas

19 Dec 2007

An estimated one in ten businessmen and women are set to miss spending Christmas day with their families due to work commitments, according to a report. The research, by Clydesdale Bank, shows that fo...

IT 'needs more financial support'

19 Dec 2007

IT should be made a strategically important subject by giving financial support to graduates who are taking computing and IT courses, according to the British Computer Society (BCS).The BCS says that ...

Student teachers to seek jobs at fair

18 Dec 2007

Students in Hertfordshire are being encouraged to attend a recruitment fair for teachers early next month.The event is being organised by Hertfordshire county council's school workforce development te...

Manufacturer announces recruitment plans

18 Dec 2007

A major manufacturer has provided good news to graduate engineers after it announced that it will be starting a huge recruitment drive in the New Year after enjoying a good year in 2007. Hayward Tyler...

Retail management scheme announced

17 Dec 2007

Graduates who have been in the retail industry for seven years or more have been encouraged to apply for a scholarship on a training event for retail managers. There are only seven free places availab...

Creative jobs result in healthier people

17 Dec 2007

Students hoping to get jobs that are more creative may be healthier in the future than people with more standard jobs, according to new research. A study in the US by the University of Texas has shown...

Workers making money from hobbies

14 Dec 2007

Students about to start graduate jobs may want to take up a hobby that they can make money out of, as a report shows that 20 per cent of workers in the UK are making extra money out of their past time...

Christmas starts now for employees

14 Dec 2007

Students who are still slaving away over end of term essays can look forward to this point in the year when they start work, as a report says that today at 17:00 is the time when employees start windi...

SAVVIS agrees deal with Augustus

13 Dec 2007

Employment levels have reached a record high in the UK, giving hope to graduates looking for jobs. Research, from the Office for National Statistics, shows that 29.3 million people in Britain are now ...

Students stay safe this Christmas

13 Dec 2007

Students who take on part time jobs over Christmas are being told to speak up if they do not believe they are working in a safe environment. Last year there was a 50 per cent increase in deaths of you...

Employment increase expected

12 Dec 2007

The number of employers that say they plan to recruit more staff in the next 12 months is higher than it has been for 14 years, according to a report. Research, from the 17th annual UPS Europe Busines...

Employment at record high in NI

12 Dec 2007

Students from Northern Ireland may be boosted by a recent report that claims employment levels there have reached a record high. Jobs in the construction and service sectors provided the biggest boost...

Maths teacher figures don't add up

11 Dec 2007

There is a shortage of maths and science teachers and the situation is being made worse by the lack of statistics, according to a report.The research, by the Royal Society, suggests that students look...

Derry given job boost

11 Dec 2007

Graduates in Derry could receive a boost by the news that around 1,000 jobs could be created there in 2008. Meetings have taken place between potential investors and the Economic Development Section (...

Graduate freelancers given boost

07 Dec 2007

Graduates looking to move into freelance work may be pleased after the EU cancelled plans that would have changed their rights to work.The plans, which were put forward by the Employment Council, incl...

Gap year students head to Africa

07 Dec 2007

Africa is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for students on gap years, according to gapyear.com, a website for students considering taking a year out of their studies. The website also sa...

IT students 'should get business training'

06 Dec 2007

IT business, Micro Focus has told universities to make sure students wanting to go into graduate IT jobs have business skills on top of their IT training. The company painted a rosy picture for IT gra...

Students not being put off gap years

06 Dec 2007

Students are not being put off gap years by rising university costs, as many are getting jobs or work experience, according to gapyear.com. The website, which gives students the chance to organise the...

Number of graduate job vacancies increases

04 Dec 2007

Graduate job vacancies are going to rise for the fourth year in a row, according to the Association of Graduate Recruitment Survey 2007.The report shows that the number of vacancies will rise by 12.7 ...

UK businesses 'need IT graduates'

04 Dec 2007

UK businesses have an "insatiable appetite" for IT graduates, according to the British Computer Society (BCS), which could be good news for students looking for graduate IT jobs. The BCS also says tha...

REC urges creation of temp jobs

30 Nov 2007

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has urged the government to ensure that more temporary jobs are created as a result of the Employment Ministers of Europe meeting next month. Ministe...

Students 'should check office equipment'

30 Nov 2007

Students preparing to start graduate jobs in an office environment may want to check the cleanliness of the keyboards and mice when they get there, according to a report. PROtech IT Hygiene, a UK IT e...

Graduate unemployment 'at its lowest'

29 Nov 2007

Graduates are enjoying the lowest rate of unemployment for seven years, according to a new report. The research, from the What do Graduates Do? report by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (H...

Belfast to get jobs increase

29 Nov 2007

Engineering graduates in Northern Ireland may have more employment opportunities, after Bombardier Aerospace announced it is going to create over 300 new jobs in Belfast.The company has announced its ...

Engineering sector workload increases

28 Nov 2007

Engineering graduates could be boosted by the news that the sector is experiencing increasing workloads, meaning more jobs could be created, according to a report. The Association for Consultancy and ...

Temp workers could gain more rights

27 Nov 2007

Graduates with temporary jobs could receive a boost as it emerges temporary workers could get full employment rights after six weeks of working at a company, reports personneltoday.com. The Agency Wor...

Online and print best way to advertise

27 Nov 2007

Companies looking to recruit graduates and other employees get the best results when they use online and newspaper advertising campaigns together, according to a report. The research, carried out by T...

Graduates told not to expect 007 careers

26 Nov 2007

Students looking to start graduate careers with MI6 have been warned that their employees are not like James Bond. Secret agents have been allowed to speak on the record for the first time as the agen...

Female graduates 'need to be sensitive'

26 Nov 2007

Female students who want graduate jobs as managers have been warned by a new study that employees react badly to women who seem unkind and insensitive. The research, carried out by Kristin Byron, assi...

Gaming jobs gain popularity among grads

23 Nov 2007

Increasing numbers of students are exploring graduate careers in gaming, it has emerged.According to Nick Dettmar, managing director of Computer People, the gaming industry has grown in popularity thr...

Philosophy top trumps for graduate jobs

22 Nov 2007

A degree in philosophy has gained in value when it comes to finding graduate careers, it has emerged.Statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that philosophy students are having bet...

Graduates sought in Welsh IT jobs

22 Nov 2007

There is a major shortage of graduates going into IT careers in Wales, it has emerged.According to the director of IT Wales, Beti Williams, there is a growing shortfall in candidates of careers in IT,...

Graduate engineers in high demand

22 Nov 2007

There is a shortage in skilled graduate engineers meaning that those seeking graduate jobs will be much sought after. In the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Skil...

Graduate career seekers to get pay hike

21 Nov 2007

Graduate jobs will be among those benefiting from a significant boost to average UK salaries this year.Recent research, part of a Monthly Salary Index, has shown that the current average advertised sa...

Academics get considerable pay rise

20 Nov 2007

Higher education staff have received a three per cent pay rise taking average earnings to an impressive £42,620 this year.This takes earnings for these staff to £10,000 pounds more than average earn...

New lawyers raking it in

19 Nov 2007

City lawyers' average starting salaries have risen to over £60,000, it has emerged.According to research by legal recruitment company Hughes-Castell, this is the highest level ever reached and reflec...

Government pledges better training for Brits

19 Nov 2007

The government is set to create as many as 7.5 million training placements as part of the prime minister's pledge to provide "British jobs for British workers", it has emerged.Aimed at equipping Briti...

Thousands of new positions created

19 Nov 2007

An impressive 45,614 new jobs were created in Britain last month according to the latest Job Creation Index (JCI).The figure represents a 31 per cent rise in creations from the October 2006 and is goo...

IT recruiters after young talent

16 Nov 2007

IT firms are increasingly looking to recruit fresh young talent, it has emerged.A survey on cwjobs.co.uk compiled by Salary Services has revealed that the number of jobs advertised for junior staff IT...

Happy workers found to be sexier

16 Nov 2007

Finding a job that you are happy in can improve your sex life, according to recent research.It has been found that, after a good day at work, contented employees are twice as likely to have sex with t...

Employees can benefit from 'proactivity'

15 Nov 2007

Employee training outfit WiseUpAtWork has designed new ways to train workers to be proactive and confident, the company claims.By using innovative methods that can be delivered over broadband, employe...

Student jobs changing

13 Nov 2007

Increasingly students are forgoing the traditional jobs of bartending and waiting tables to branch into more career-orientated jobs, a recent study has found.A full 40 per cent of students that work n...

'Too young' employee wins court case

13 Nov 2007

A tribunal has ruled that a London club that fired a 20-year-old employee for being too young violated age discrimination laws.Megan Thomas, 20, alleged that her boss at London's exclusive Eight Membe...

Graduate salaries rise

13 Nov 2007

In the last year graduate salaries have risen only incrementally, according to research by the Employment Review.The current median starting salary this year is £20,100, which represents a mere three...

Property agent welcomes graduates

12 Nov 2007

Property agent DTZ has hired a bevy of graduates for positions in various departments of the company, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.A full 21 new graduates are to be posted to the outfit's offices ...

Property agent welcomes graduates

12 Nov 2007

Property agent DTZ has hired a bevy of graduates for positions in various departments of the company, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.A full 21 new graduates are to be posted to the outfit's offices ...

Property agent welcomes graduates

12 Nov 2007

Property agent DTZ has hired a bevy of graduates for positions in various departments of the company, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.A full 21 new graduates are to be posted to the outfit's offices ...

Property agent welcomes graduates

12 Nov 2007

Property agent DTZ has hired a bevy of graduates for positions in various departments of the company, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.A full 21 new graduates are to be posted to the outfit's offices ...

Property agent welcomes graduates

12 Nov 2007

Property agent DTZ has hired a bevy of graduates for positions in various departments of the company, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.A full 21 new graduates are to be posted to the outfit's offices ...

Property agent welcomes graduates

12 Nov 2007

Property agent DTZ has hired a bevy of graduates for positions in various departments of the company, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.A full 21 new graduates are to be posted to the outfit's offices ...

Temps to get sick pay

12 Nov 2007

Ministers are to make it mandatory that temporary workers receive pay when they are forced to leave work for being sick, it has been reported. The Fixed Term Employee Regulations 2002 are to be change...

Temps to get sick pay

12 Nov 2007

Ministers are to make it mandatory that temporary workers receive pay when they are forced to leave work for being sick, it has been reported. The Fixed Term Employee Regulations 2002 are to be change...

Temps to get sick pay

12 Nov 2007

Ministers are to make it mandatory that temporary workers receive pay when they are forced to leave work for being sick, it has been reported. The Fixed Term Employee Regulations 2002 are to be change...

Temps to get sick pay

12 Nov 2007

Ministers are to make it mandatory that temporary workers receive pay when they are forced to leave work for being sick, it has been reported. The Fixed Term Employee Regulations 2002 are to be change...

Temps to get sick pay

12 Nov 2007

Ministers are to make it mandatory that temporary workers receive pay when they are forced to leave work for being sick, it has been reported. The Fixed Term Employee Regulations 2002 are to be change...

Temps to get sick pay

12 Nov 2007

Ministers are to make it mandatory that temporary workers receive pay when they are forced to leave work for being sick, it has been reported. The Fixed Term Employee Regulations 2002 are to be change...

TUC: Give temp workers equal rights

09 Nov 2007

Temp workers should have the same rights as other members of staff, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said.Currently, there are ongoing discussions about an EU Temporary Agency Directive, which the ...

Cadbury launches recruitment chatroom

09 Nov 2007

Cadbury Schweppes has launched a chatroom to allow future graduate recruits to learn more about the company. Cadbury Schweppes is currently planning to recruit 20 graduates next year and the site allo...

Students 'should know employment stats'

08 Nov 2007

David Willetts, the shadow universities minister, has said it is important that students have access to employment information when choosing their courses. Mr Willetts' comments, which were given to t...

Graduates' careers show good progression

07 Nov 2007

Graduates are seeing a positive progression in their careers, according to the results of a recent survey.The Higher Education Statistic Agency (HESA) and Destination of Leavers from Higher Education ...

Extension to workers' flexibility rights

07 Nov 2007

Prime Minister Gordon Brown set out proposals for an extension to the rights to flexible working in his first Queen's Speech yesterday."My government will bring forward proposals to help people achiev...

Study reveals graduates earn the big bucks

06 Nov 2007

Some graduates will be earning high-end salaries just three years after graduating, a study has found.According to figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), one in 30 men and one in ...

Bonus boosts expected in finance jobs

06 Nov 2007

City workers expect their bonuses to be bolstered despite the financial difficulties afflicting the UK this year.According to City firm Joslin Rowe, financial services workers are expecting bonuses 12...

Many looking for job change

05 Nov 2007

Many people are unhappy with their job and looking to leave their current employer for a different position. According to a recent survey by Norris and Partners, almost half (43.6 per cent) of all res...

NUS supports job training overhaul

05 Nov 2007

The National Union of Students (NUS) has voiced its support for Gordon Brown's plans to restructure the government's approach to apprenticeships. In an announcement, the prime minister proposed the pr...

Women unite to highlight pay gap

02 Nov 2007

The Fawcett Society have teamed up with UNISON to raise awareness of the ever-present issue of inequality of pay between the genders, declaring October 30th Women's No Pay Day. Research shows that 71 ...

Internships used to improve prospects

02 Nov 2007

Most students and graduates have, or are planning to complete a period of internship as a means to improve their future job prospects. In a survey carried out by Milkround.com, 90 per cent of the grad...

Employers using Facebook for checks

02 Nov 2007

Employers are increasing turning to social networking sites such as Facebook to carry out additional, informal checks on potential employees. According to research by Crone Corkill and FSS, 7.5 per ce...

Young people need better jobs guidance

01 Nov 2007

Young people in Britain are not receiving adequate guidance on careers, according to research by The Inspiring Futures Foundation. It found in a survey that 68 per cent of those asked felt better care...

Flexibility promoted for 'smarter commute'

31 Oct 2007

The amount of time the UK workforce spends commuting to work has increased sharply in the last decade, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).Despite the trend affecting the UK's 25 million comm...

Winter shortages as staff seek sun

31 Oct 2007

Employers are experiencing staff shortages in the winter months as large numbers of staff save their leave to take breaks to winter sun destinations.Students looking for temporary work during their un...

Best results from 'free range' staff

30 Oct 2007

Workers who are given a spacious and open office environment with modern technology are more productive than those working in cramped conditions.According to research by The Mind Lab, "free range" wor...

Students careers advice 'lacking'

29 Oct 2007

University students are not being offered adequate careers advice before graduating.According research by Just IT, around 90 per cent of students would have liked better tailored guidance on the proce...

Student finances pushed more than ever

29 Oct 2007

The UK's students are finding it increasingly difficult to cover the costs of life at university, according to a new study.In a new report called Coming of Wage, the Social Issues Research Centre reve...

Students' career aspirations 'varied'

26 Oct 2007

There are three different categories of students when it comes to their thoughts on careers, say new reports.According to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), some students h...

pfeg: Young people financially 'responsible'

26 Oct 2007

Young people are in charge of their financial responsibilities, the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) said today.The director of policy, Alistair Mathews, explained that despite their awareness,...

Women's influence valuable in workplace

25 Oct 2007

The influence of more women in the workplace has been revealed recently.According to a report from Living Britain, skills such as intuition and creativity typically associated with women are proving m...

DWF: Christmas workers deserve same rights

25 Oct 2007

Employers taking on temporary staff to cover the festive season are reminded that they should allow them the same rights as other staff.In the run up to Christmas, law firm DWF has warned that firms e...

Students told of volunteering benefits

24 Oct 2007

A Dorset MP has been advising local A-level students of the benefits of volunteering, it has emerged.Jim Knight spoke to the Weymouth College students about how taking up a voluntary post in their spa...

Prof suggests exercise in the workplace

24 Oct 2007

A professor at the London School of Economics has recommended companies offer staff an hour for exercise every day.Young jobseekers looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the workplace may be inte...

Employers need to work on IT skills divide

23 Oct 2007

Recent research has highlighted the need for employers to help workers develop their IT skills in the workplace.Of the 1,000 respondents to a survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of Samsung, five pe...

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