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Skills shortage in teaching damaging school performance

More than three quarters (79 percent) of school and Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) leaders in England believe that the skills shortage in teaching will become more severe over the next three years, and 84 percent believe that a culture of ‘recruitment compromise’ is undermining overall performance within their schools.

Contributor: Nicola McQueen | Published: 4 May 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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Vodafone launches world’s largest international jobs programme

Vodafone has announced the launch of a ground-breaking international future jobs programme “What will you be?”  to provide career guidance and access to training content in the digital economy for up to 10 million young people across 18 countries. The Vodafone digital skills and jobs initiative is the largest of its kind in the world.

Contributor: Vittorio Colao | Published: 3 April 2018

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GDPR – Schools have had enough of overviews; it’s specifics they need now

Until very recently, many schools have been left to interpret the vague guidelines for GDPR and decide how best to implement them. This has resulted in confusion – even leaving some schools feeling that they have no option other than to enlist paid-for services, rather than negotiate the minefield themselves.

Contributor: Al Kingsley | Published: 29 March 2018

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Employers’ onboarding improving says survey

According to a survey of c.1,000 students and new joiners, commissioned by KPMG, 1 in 3 (33 percent) have said they were pleasantly surprised by how much they are enjoying the experience, claiming they find the experience more rewarding than they anticipated before they started working.

Contributor: Justine Gregson | Published: 14 March 2018

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Highest paid career pathways for grads revealed

Electrical & Electronics Engineering grads are best placed to secure a job related to their course after graduating, while almost all Travel & Tourism grads will have to look outside of their subject for a career. The study was conducted weeks before the 15 January UCAS deadline for university applications.

Contributor: Doug Monro | Published: 16 February 2018

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UK students missing out on over £150 million scholarships

The Scholarship Hub, questioned 20 leading organisations*, offering scholarships, grants or bursaries to UK students, including the Royal Television Society, the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation and the Millford Haven Port Authority, and found they often struggle to get enough suitable applicants.

Contributor: Karen Kennard | Published: 10 February 2018

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Serious attacks on education workers shoot up

New official figures include loss of sight, brain damage, loss of consciousness, asphyxia, amputation and even death. The number of serious injuries suffered by education workers after violent attacks has shot up by 24 percent in the past five years, new figures obtained by the GMB show.

Contributor: Karen Leonard | Published: 8 February 2018

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UK students least likely to complete internships

Global report reveals less of an appetite from UK students to take on an internship, compared to their global counterparts. Comment from Michael Flanagan, Director of Estates and Facilities at University of Greenwich.

Contributor: Michael Flanagan | Published: 15 September 2017