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New A-level for career in wine

As the centre of excellence for wine education, Plumpton College is introducing a brand new course designed for anyone who wants a career in vinegrowing. The Advanced Technical Certificate in Viticulture is the equivalent of an A Level, aimed at 16-18 year olds but is open to all ages.

Contributor: Tom Newham | Published: 26 June 2018

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At last, internships scores a positive

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) annual Development Survey found that graduates who have undertaken an internship are more likely to have honed the skills businesses need. The report, launched at the ISE Student Development Conference, found that 63 percent of employers believed graduates who had undertaken work experience had the required soft skills, yet less than half (48 percent) thought this of graduates in general.

Contributor: Stephen Isherwood | Published: 6 April 2018

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Students think Brexit could harm career prospects

A recent survey has shown that prospective graduates are worried about Brexit. Of the 151 graduates surveyed, over a third (38 percent) were concerned that Brexit will negatively affect their employment prospects. Only 15 percent believe that the UK exiting the EU would have a positive effect on their careers, with the remainder being undecided or choosing ‘no impact’.

Contributor: Helen Hay | Published: 4 March 2018

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Just how happy are UK workers?

 Workers aged 55 and over were happier than any other age group, scoring 6.91. Meanwhile, men rated their happiness at work higher than women.The data from a happiness survey revealed that the marketing, communications and advertising industry currently boasts the happiest employees – with staff in this sector rating their happiness as a glowing 8.13 out of 10.

Contributor: Alan Smith | Published: 25 February 2018

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What are the top jobs in 2018?

As the majority of workers across the country return to work, the New Year presents a prime opportunity for staff ... View Article

Contributor: Nigel Heap | Published: 12 January 2018

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Job seekers want full time jobs as part-time loses appeal

The combination of Britain’s jobs boom and Brexit uncertainty may have prompted millions of jobseekers to look for full-time, rather than part-time or temporary work. Jobseekers searching for full-time roles rose by a third while searches for part-time jobs rose by just 8 percent.

Contributor: Mariano Mamertino | Published: 7 January 2018

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Director remuneration more aligned, but dissent grows

Nearly a third of companies in the FTSE 350 have introduced or increased shareholding requirements for CEOs. More than half of FTSE 350 businesses introduce or extend holding periods for director long term incentive plans. But, the number of significant votes against annual remuneration reports and policy reports has grown.

Contributor: Chris Barnes | Published: 6 January 2018

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Poor management in the UK is why nearly half of leavers depart

Nearly half of the UK workforce (47 percent) will be looking for a new job in 2018, with nearly 1 in 5 people already actively searching for opportunities, according to new research produced by Investors in People (IIP) in their annual Job Exodus Survey 2018.

Contributor: Paul Devoy | Published: 5 January 2018

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“When I grow up, I wanna be a vlogger”!

Move over doctors and teachers, kids today are dreaming of becoming vloggers and animators. New research from O2 reveals half of British children are dreaming of careers as vloggers, and animators, whilst parents still aspire for offspring to follow more traditional roles.

Contributor: Nina Bibby, CMO - O2. | Published: 26 December 2017

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What the job-hop Gen really wants is career prospects

Despite the job-hopper reputation of Millennials, latest research shows that graduates are significantly more incentivised to stay at a company as long as they are offered clear career prospects. At the same time, 20 percent considered the opportunity to learn about different roles/departments within a company with the potential to transfer across, most important.

Contributor: Chloe Burgess | Published: 16 December 2017