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Future leaders’ progression in jeopardy

A new survey by Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) has found that four four in five managers currently feel that they face a barrier to their career progression. More than half of respondents would like their employers to provide additional support by funding professional development courses or creating the time for employees to attend them.

Contributor: Professor Bryan Lukas - Alliance Manchester Business School | Published: 17 March 2023

Mini-budget – taking a closer look at the numbers

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, has today delivered the mini-budget report. Please see WEALTH at work's summary...

Contributor: Jonathan Watt-Lay - Director, WEALTH at work | Published: 3 October 2022

University popularity surges despite only a third of jobs requiring degrees

Ahead of A-Level results day, new research from skills organisation City & Guilds reveals that more young people (40%) are turning towards university compared to the same time last year (35%). But there is a stark gender divide – with almost half (47%) of girls aged between 17-19 considering going to university, compared to under a third (31%) of boys.

Contributor: David Phillips, Managing Director - City & Guilds | Published: 23 August 2022

Lack of attention to student needs is fuelling university dropouts

Student satisfaction decreases with time as students feel unprepared for starting their careers, research from GBSB Global Business School reveals. Poor support structures lead to high numbers of dropouts.

Contributor: Jamie Hose - BlueSky Education | Published: 3 April 2022

Specialist skills gap is growing

• The Open University and the Institute of Directors’ report finds that 63% of organisation leaders are struggling with recruitment • More than two fifths (45 per cent) of organisations struggle when recruiting for non-senior roles • However, 56 per cent of employers believe that apprenticeships and work-based learning are critical to their long-term success, an 8 per cent increase from last year

Contributor: Viren Patel, Director of the Business Development Unit - The Open University | Published: 18 October 2021

Who are the firms that will emerge as pandemic winners for talent?

On average, UK students consider 27 employers when looking for a job, with companies such as Pfizer, NHS and Tesco making some of the biggest gains in the Business and Commerce this year Clear paths for career progression, training and development top list of priorities for entry level talent, over high future earnings

Contributor: Steve Ward,  UK Director - Universum | Published: 21 May 2021

Role models from the world of work can help children’s recover from pandemic

This report shows the impact that role models from the world of work can have on attainment – people who can help bring learning to life, excite children about the subjects they are studying, and show them the possibilities that can open up in later life.

Contributor: Nick Chambers, CEO - Education and Employers | Published: 20 March 2021

Graduates increasingly concerned about career prospects post-pandemic

Despite the retracted labour market and initial worries last year about graduate schemes being put on hold, the findings reveal over half (57%) of UK companies have hired graduates since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in March 2020. According to Milkround’s data, September 2020 and January 2021 were two of the busiest months for graduate hires over the last year. However, as the market rebounds and businesses look to increase recruitment this year, the staggering number of graduates entering the job market means competition will reach an all-time high. The survey of over 3,000 UK students and graduates and 500 HR decision from leading graduate careers website Milkround highlights the varying experiences of young workers, who are entering the workforce virtually and want their voices heard. It also addresses how employers have adapted their recruitment and onboarding processes.

Contributor: Chris May, Graduate Jobs Expert - Milkround, | Published: 19 March 2021