Careers advice failing to address STEM crisis (Telegraph)
A study by Nestle UK & Ireland has suggested that nearly 80% of 14-16 year olds would consider a career in a STEM related industry, but that more than half of those surveyed admitted they knew very little about the type of jobs on offer. The survey also revealed that 62% of UK businesses feel that Britain is facing a worrying STEM skills gap. The Telegraph takes up the full story.
New award launched to recognise young legal talent (Total Professions)
The Total Professions website gives details of a new award launched by National Accident Helpline in partnership with Lawyer 2B magazine. The Future Legal Mind award will offer two law students (one undergraduate, one postgraduate) the chance to win £5,000 towards their studies and the opportunity to complete a work experience placement with Colemans-CTTS.
CIPD: One third of employees are dissatisfied with career development (AGR)
The AGR reports on findings revealed in the CIPD/Halogen Employee Outlook survey that a third of employees feel their career development so far has failed to meet expectations, suggesting that employers need to do more to retain talented staff. However, it’s not all bad news – the same survey also revealed rising levels of overall job satisfaction in the last 12 months.
Richard Branson wants Virgin pilots with no flying experience (Telegraph)
Music to the ears of any would-be pilots who have watched their sponsored training options diminish over the years – the Telegraph reports this week that Virgin Atlantic has launched a new programme offering potential pilots the chance to join the airline with no previous flying experience. The no-doubt competitive 18 month programme is open to candidates with a minimum of 5 GCSEs.