Work experience a postcode lottery for young people (HR Magazine)
HR Magazine highlights new research by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) revealing a regional discrepancy in work experience opportunities for young people. The report finds that whilst 66% of businesses say experience is critical when recruiting new staff, the actual percentage of employers offering it in some areas is as low as 29%.
Government nearly quadruples civil service apprenticeships (Recruitment Grapevine)
A total of 750 new Civil Service apprenticeships will open for applications this week, including 50 dedicated Cyber Security apprenticeships and 300 focussing on Operational Delivery. This represents a significant rise on the 200 apprenticeships available last year. Recruitment Grapevine has the full details.
New student mental health guidance for universities launched (THE)
A new document has been released updating guidance for universities on how to support students with mental health problems. The new advice comes following a 4% rise in the number of disabled students declaring mental health conditions over the last 5 years. Read about it in the Times Higher Education.
Is it really better for your career if you want to work in London? (Telegraph)
With a graduate job market which sees regional employers often failing to fill vacancies, the Telegraph provides a though provoking article which asks if working in London is really the best opportunity for your career. Food for thought for us, and our clients.