Schoolgirls say engineering and construction are jobs for boys (HR Magazine)
Network Rail’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion has claimed that girls as young as 12 are sensitive to gender stereotypes that are ruling themselves out of certain jobs. HR Magazine reports on a recent survey by the transport company finding that 59% of girls said building and construction are male jobs with high proportions also thinking engineering and finance are ‘jobs for boys’.
Apprenticeship success rates fall nearly 5 percent (FE Week)
A report in FE Week shows that, according to recent government figures, success rates in apprenticeships for all ages and levels dropped by almost five percentage points over the course of three years up to 2013/14. The survey also showed the framework with the highest enrolment numbers to be Health & Social Care (Level 2), closely followed by Health & Social Care (Level 3) and Business Admin (Level 2).
University 100 Under 50 rankings 2015: young guns from Oz pull ahead (THE)
Official results of the Times Higher Education ‘100 under 50’ survey is out, showing rankings of world universities under 50 year old. Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has topped the list for the first time, while Australia has overtaken the UK as the nation with the deepest reservoir of young talent. Full results can be seen in the THE website.
Forget London – these are the best cities for tech jobs (Telegraph)
Recruitment firm Experis has revealed in its ‘Tech Cities Job Watch Report’ that whilst London has the most jobs in the tech sector, and offers the highest salaries, tech hubs in other UK cities are growing at a faster rate and are often out-paying London in freelancer rates. The Telegraph reports how cities such as Bristol, Brighton, Cambridge and Edinburgh may prove good alternatives bases.