Medical schools should target primary pupils to boost recruitment from poor homes, says new report (TES)
The Medical Schools Council has put forward a recommendation that medical schools should undertake outreach work with primary schools and children from disadvantaged homes. This would encourage a wider range of students to consider a career as a doctor. The TES takes up the full story.
Unpaid internships “closed to all but the super-rich” (Telegraph)
The Telegraph reports on a study by the Sutton Trust showing that it costs graduates up to £1,000 a month to fund their way through placements. The research estimates that around 22,000 out of 70,000 people taking long-term work experience placements are currently without pay, and it calls for all interns to be paid the minimum wage.
Is this the death of the Saturday job? (Recruitment Grapevine)
Recent research by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that less than one in six 16 and 17 year old students have a part time job, representing 85% of those surveyed. Worryingly, this figure has risen a whopping 15% since a similar survey was carried out in 2000. Recruitment Grapevine reports on the details.
“I’m one of the lucky ones.” Working with a learning disability (Guardian Careers)
The Guardian Careers this week gives a useful insight into what it’s like to be one of the 7% of people with a learning disability in employment in the UK. The article was published to coincide with Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week.