Call to promote construction as skills shortage bites – Telegraph
ONS data has uncovered the scale of the skills shortage in the construction sector, as the economy recovers and demand for new homes increases. According to the CITB jobs in strong demand include bricklayers, electricians and site managers. The Telegraph takes up the story here.
Jobs boom in UK car industry – HR Grapevine
Another industry on the rise, HR Grapevine takes a closer look at the growing automotive industry, which now employers over three quarters of a million people. The Chief Executive of the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) warns that the skills base needs to grow if this momentum is to continue.
Student satisfaction with university on the rise – BBC
Good news for those considering university – the annual National Student Survey of nearly 2 million final year UK students reveals that satisfaction levels have risen by 5 percentage points over the last decade. Satisfaction with “assessment and feedback” and “academic support” are particularly improved. The BBC reports on the results here.
“The traditional career path has evolved into more of a long and winding road.” – Telegraph
Research by New College of the Humanities has found that job change in recent graduates is commonplace and that many are consciously choosing to do this in order to increase their skillset. The research thus highlights the need for graduates to be adaptable, and to build a portfolio of skills that will take them into different roles and industries. The Telegraph reports the full details.