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Unemployment among 16 – 24s hits record high

  • 16 Feb 2011

A record number of 16 to 24-year olds are out of work and more people than ever are in part-time jobs because they can’t find full-time employment, official figures revealed …

Rest of UK lags behind Scotland in science take-up

  • 15 Feb 2011

Almost twice as many teenagers are studying science in Scotland compared with the rest of the UK, according to a leading scientific institution. The Royal Society has said schools elsewhere …

Next research seminar: Professor Ewart Keep

  • 14 Feb 2011

Professor Ewart Keep, SKOPE, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, will talk about ‘Education and Industry – An Overview and Critique of Current Thinking’ 12.30 on 23 March 2011 at the …

CRB checks reduced in schools

  • 10 Feb 2011

Millions of people in England and Wales who work or volunteer with children and vulnerable adults will no longer need criminal record checks. Read the full BBC story. A major …

City firms offer A-level pupils paid internships

  • 9 Feb 2011

A total of 35 businesses will be offering paid internships to A-level students as part of City of London Business Traineeship scheme. Students from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lambeth, Camden, …

Employers want apprentices not graduates

  • 7 Feb 2011

School-leavers may be harming their job prospects by seeking a place at university this summer. Results of a City and Guilds poll of more than 500 employers released today reveal …

Government backs Apprenticeships

  • 7 Feb 2011

At the start of Apprenticeship Week (7-11 February) the Business Secretary Vince Cable, and Skills Minister John Hayes, urge more employers to drive economic growth by creating a new generation …

Employers can help social mobility

  • 3 Feb 2011

Who gets the best jobs? Firms can help social mobility which has been declining in Britain since the 1950s. So what can the brightest young people from less privileged backgrounds …

Christian Percy has new DfE post

  • 2 Feb 2011

Christian Percy, Operations Director at the Education and Employers Taskforce, is returning to the Department for Education at the end of his secondment to take up a new role as …

OECD review of vocational education in South Carolina

  • 2 Feb 2011

The OECD’s review of vocational education and training in South Carolina calls on the state to provide high school students with more substantial UK-style work experience while in school, targeting …

Just the job for girls

  • 1 Feb 2011

Year 9 pupils across Devon attend a ‘Women in Construction’ event at Exeter College. The aim was to find out more about the many opportunities available in the construction industry. …

Science and maths teaching in Wales not up to scratch

  • 31 Jan 2011

Science, technology, engineering and maths skills in Wales are not up to scratch, a critical report claims. The report, by the National Assembly’s Enterprise and Learning Committee, calls for “concerted …

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