Young professionals unhappy with construction sector pay – HR Magazine
A study by Careerstructure.com has found that more than half (58%) of young professionals in the construction sector are not satisfied with their current salary and a quarter did not see any change in pay as part of their latest review. HR Magazine takes up the story here.
Nine more colleges set to take on 14-16 year old learners – FE Week
In a growing trend within FE, the Education Funding Agency has received nine expressions of interest from colleges hoping to start direct recruitment of full-time younger learners from September. If they go ahead, they will join the seven colleges already recruiting this age group. The full report appears in FE Week.
Gender gap in university applications rises – Telegraph
Latest figures from UCAS show that women were significantly more likely to apply to degree study than men, following warnings from experts that men are becoming an “under-represented group” in higher education. The gap – 94,690 applicants – is a difference of a third, and is up from 86,630 at the same time last year. The Telegraph reports the full details.
Degrees losing attraction for smaller employers – Telegraph
New research from business development consultancy Sandler Training has revealed that three out of four small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that a degree is now worth less than it was 10 years ago when it comes to getting a job. The research found that academic qualifications are losing out to practical skills. Full details are in the Telegraph.