CBI director calls for GCSE ‘abolition’ with participation age rising to 18 (FE Week)
The abolition of GCSEs in favour of tests at the age of 18 has been put forward by the Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). FE Week reports on the CBI’s argument that examining at 16 perpetuates the single-track academic approach and weakens the vocational system.
5% Club hits 50 member milestone in its fight against youth unemployment (Telegraph)
The Telegraph reports that the 5% Club, a scheme which aims to fight youth unemployment and tackle the UK’s skills shortage, has reached a milestone with the recruitment of its 50th member. The organisation encourages companies to have 5% of their workforce made up of apprentices and graduate trainees.
The 2015 graduate jobs market – how will it look? (HECSU)
Charlie Ball, Deputy Director of Research at independent research charity HECSU (Higher Education Careers Service Unit), blogs his predictions for the graduate josb market in 2015. The picture painted is one of sustained but modest recovery, with significant uncertainty caused by the forthcoming general election. Read the full details on the HECSU website.
Former Dutch international footballer uses LinkedIn to search for new club (HR Grapevine)
Do you remain unconvinced about the relevance of social media for recruitment outside of the professional services industries? Then read this article in HR Grapevine to see how a professional footballer has turned to LinkedIn to find his next employer.