Boris Johnson backs 100 hour career plan (BBC)
Every young person in London should have at least 100 hours of careers advice or work experience by the age of 16, says Boris Johnson. The proposals put forward include careers information, including one-to-one advice, talks from employers, work-related guidance or time spent in work experience. The BBC takes up the story.
New ‘HE or Apprenticeships’ video released (Central London Careers Hub)
Central London Careers Hub, sponsored by Morrisby, have created a new video aimed for the use of Careers Development Professionals. The idea is that the short video, which takes a light-hearted and impartial look at higher education and apprenticeships, should be used as an icebreaker with sixth form/FE students when introducing options at 18+. The video can be seen here.
Get a job or get out: the tough reality for international students (Guardian)
With international students accounting for almost a fifth (18%) of those in British higher education, the Guardian runs an interesting article looking at some of the facts behind their rights to work in the UK after graduation, along with some top tips for international students wanting to break into the UK job market.
Why women in STEM may be better off working in India or South America (Guardian Careers)
With recent surveys showing the UK to be lagging behind in gender equality when it comes to STEM, the Guardian Careers takes an interesting look at STEM and gender around the world, and draws some unexpected conclusions. It appears that it’s not just the wealth or liberalism of countries that affects women’s success in STEM. Female role models and the status of science jobs also play a key role.