Young advised to give job applications a personality boost – www.apprenticeships.org.uk
A study conducted by ICM research to mark the finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014 has found that a third of line managers admit that good candidates are missing out on interviews because their job applications aren’t ‘exciting enough’. Read more about this, and other identified problems, in the full article.
First two Careers Colleges announced with 10 more to follow shortly – FE week
Hugh Baird College in Merseyside, and Oldham College have both been granted licences from the Careers College Trust to open in September. The Careers College model will allow the institutions to focus on a specific vocational area to provide young people with the skills they need to meet employer demands. The story can be read in full here.
“Demand for Skilled Students in the Future” (Policy briefing no. 15) – Careers England
This recently published policy briefing focuses on the value of vocational qualifications, and suggests strongly that CEIAG must enable all young people to consider all the options open to them, not just university. The paper can be read in its entirety here and includes useful information on probable future skills shortage areas.
Postgraduate students feel overlooked – Guardian
Student accommodation provider, Unite, has conducted research on over 800 postgraduate students, highlighting growing concerns around the cost of postgraduate study. The research finds that only 22% believe that the current postgraduate funding system works. The full details can be found in a report by the Guardian.
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