Graduate jobs rise ‘good news for school leavers’ (BBC)
Results from a survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) suggests that leading firms will offer school-leavers more opportunities as the graduate job market picks up. Almost three quarters of the 201 companies that responded said they were increasing their school-leaver recruitment. Full details from the BBC.
Apprenticeship vacancies up by almost a third (gov.uk)
Data released this week reveals a 28% increase in apprenticeship vacancies posted online on the apprenticeship vacancies website between August and October 2014, compared to the same period the previous year. There were noticeable rises in the number of STEM vacancies, in particular within Engineering and Manufacturing, and IT. The gov.uk website reports on the data.
Workload forcing new teachers out of the profession, survey suggests (Guardian)
The Guardian reports on a new survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) stating that almost three quarters (73%) of trainee and newly qualified teachers have considered leaving the profession, with 76% of these citing their heavy workload as the main reason. Lack of respect for the teaching profession also contributed highly to dissatisfaction levels.
Want a job? Construction will add quarter of a million of them (Telegraph)
The Telegraph reports on the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) annual survey whose findings show that British construction companies will need an extra 224,000 workers over the coming five years, with all regions in the UK set to see growth. The industry currently employs about 2.6million people.