Half of employers offer no work experience (HR Magazine)
A recent report by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that just over half (52%) of companies currently offer no work experience, despite 76% quoting a lack of experience as the primary reason young people are unprepared for employment. HR Magazine covers the story.
Top universities battling for students (Guardian)
With universities expanding and A level grades falling, several Russell Group universities are privately admitting that they are failing to meet their own targets on student numbers. The Guardian revels the incentives some of them are now offering to secure elite students.
More young entrepreneurs launch start-ups in the wake of recession (Telegraph)
The Telegraph reports on newly released business start-up statistics, showing significant increases in 2013 compared to pre-recession statistics from 2006. Whilst a marked increase is apparent in all age groups, the steepest rise in activity comes from the under-35 age bracket.
6 myths about getting a career in the TV and media industry (Guardian Careers)
From unpaid tea-making, to non-stop celebrity parties – Guardian Careers takes a look at the ever- popular TV and media industry and provides some myth-busting on some of the commonly held career misconceptions.