Welding? What’s that? ask clueless young jobseekers (Telegraph)
Lack of knowledge about the different trades available in the construction industry is preventing people from considering a career in the sector, according to new research by insurance group constructaquote. The Telegraph reports on the survey of 2,000 people which creates concern that the industry will struggle to attract the 224,000 new workers it needs over the next 5 years.
Student Consultants: cut-price advice from campuses (THE)
The THE reports on a growing trend in the US in which universities are turning students into consultants and charging clients for the privilege of receiving their advice. In this process, students can make money and work their way into permanent jobs while the clients have a pool of potential employees and receive consulting services at a fraction of the professional price.
RISE-up: the Sheffield graduate scheme stopping a city brain drain (Guardian)
An interesting article in the Guardian discusses the success of RISE – Sheffield Council’s ground breaking jobs scheme that has kept graduates in the city and helped find talent for smaller companies. In this scheme, the council supplies much of the recruitment legwork for local SMEs, encouraging the employment of graduates from the cities universities in order to grow the local economy.
Four in five ambulance workers consider leaving due to stress (HR Magazine)
Four in five (82%) ambulance workers have considered leaving their jobs as a result of workplace stress, according to a Unison survey.The survey of almost 3,000 ambulance workers found that 91% are suffering from stress, with 38% saying they’ve had to take time off sick as a result. The full details can be read in an article in HR Magazine.