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Gender issues for apprenticeships

31 Mar 2008

More women than before are taking up apprenticeships, but they are still behind their male counterparts in well-paid sectors such as construction, it has emerged. In a survey from the TUC, it was reve...

Employees nodding off at work

31 Mar 2008

Sleepy students looking for part-time jobs may be reassured to learn that 63 per cent of employees have at some stage either fallen asleep or felt sleepy while at work, according to a new report. Rese...

Recruiters 'not using Facebook'

28 Mar 2008

Students looking for part-time work during the holidays, who are worried about dodgy Facebook profiles bringing them down, may be able to breathe a sigh of relief as a report has revealed that three i...

Manufacturing industry needs managers

27 Mar 2008

Graduates who are considering entering into the manufacturing sector may be encouraged to hear that there is a shortage of mangers in the industry, according to new research. Research commissioned by ...

Coaching becoming more popular

26 Mar 2008

Students who are in part time work and are looking to better themselves while they are there, may be interested to hear that coaching is becoming an increasingly popular way of promoting learning and ...

Firms struggling with new manslaughter act

26 Mar 2008

Employers are still struggling to come to terms with the new corporate manslaughter law despite it coming into effect in just two weeks. On 6th April the act will come into force and will mean compani...

Working from home reduces stress

25 Mar 2008

Working from home can reduce stress in office workers, according to research, providing good news for students who are looking at temporary jobs which allow them to work away from the office. The repo...

UK employment reaches record high

20 Mar 2008

UK employment levels have reached a record high, providing good news for students looking for part-time jobs during term time. The number of people in the UK who are now employed now stands at 29.46 m...

Thomas Cook calls for extra bank holiday

20 Mar 2008

Over 500,000 people have signed a petition for an extra bank holiday, providing a more time off for people working in permanent positions as well as part-time jobs. The petition has been organised by ...

Barber may support commission

19 Mar 2008

The TUC has said that is has not ruled out supporting a commission to settle the argument over the rights of people in temporary work. Brendan Barber, the general secretary of the TUC was speaking at ...

Temporary work complaints fall

18 Mar 2008

The amount of complaints made by temporary workers to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) last year fell by 20 per cent, providing good news for students who are considering doing temp ...

Workers told to take breaks

18 Mar 2008

Students working in part time jobs during term time should take plenty of breaks to ensure they do not suffer from repetitive strain injury, according to Physio at Work. The consultancy service has wa...

Bosses go for looks

17 Mar 2008

Almost nine in ten bosses have admitted that they give jobs to the most attractive candidates, providing good news for younger applicants such as students. Research from the employment law firm Penins...

Workers willing to move for job

14 Mar 2008

More than three-quarters of workers in the UK are willing to move to another city in order to find a job, providing good news for recruiters, according to a new report. Research from Kelly Services ha...

Employers extend cautious welcome to Budget

13 Mar 2008

Employers have given a cautious welcome to the Budget following yesterday's announcement of government spending plans by chancellor Alistair Darling.The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developmen...

REC supports agency workers commission

12 Mar 2008

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has declared its support for proposals to create an Agency Work Commission. Labour MPs, led by Ellesmere Port and Nestons' Andrew Miller and supporte...

Employees using weather as excuse

11 Mar 2008

Employers have been warned that eight per cent of employees in the UK use the weather as an excuse not to turn up for work, according to new research.A report by YouGov, which was commissioned by Cron...

Young people confident about IT

10 Mar 2008

Young people who are entering the UK workforce are confident about their IT skills, according to new research. A report from the database firm FileMaker has revealed that 82 per cent of youngsters say...

No fall in graduate vacancies

07 Mar 2008

Graduate recruiters do not believe that there will be a fall in the number of vacancies for graduate jobs in the near future, it has been claimed. The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Service...

Minimum wage rises

06 Mar 2008

Students looking for part time jobs will be encouraged to hear that the government has announced that the minimum wage will be increased from October. The adult rate will rise from £5.52 an hour to ...

Number of temporary jobs increases

05 Mar 2008

The number of temporary jobs being created in the UK has risen at the fastest rate in three months, according to new research which may be good news for students looking for temporary work during thei...

Degree class being used as 'benchmark'

05 Mar 2008

When recruiting staff to graduate jobs, companies use 2:1's and firsts as a benchmark, according to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS). The careers group's Winter Review 200...

Job hunters urged to prepare for interviews

04 Mar 2008

Employers are unhappy about the personal appearance – and the standards of personal hygiene – of growing numbers of interview candidates. Recruitment industry trade association the Recruitment and E...

Employers 'expect too much' of graduates

04 Mar 2008

Employers expect too much of graduates, a leading careers organisation has warned. That means that fears of unfilled vacancies are likely to become a self-fulfilling prophecy, the Association of Gradu...

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