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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...

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