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Student Recruitment
18 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Few UK graduates consider a career in sales »
Research conducted by Inspiring Interns, revealed that only two in ten university students would consider a career in sale...
12 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduates shun employers with large gender pay gaps »
New research suggests that employers with large gender pay gaps are being seen as less attractive by graduates. The res...
05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate employers gender pay gap »
Figures show many graduate employers are paying women a third less than their male colleagues.  Furthermore, it wa...
29 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BT uses virtual reality to recruit graduates and apprentices »
Using virtual reality technology, BT have created an assessment process that asks potential candidates to complete a serie...
29 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018 winners »
The winners of the 2018 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards were announced last night. IBM won the Graduat...

18 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers accused of rebranding low skilled roles as apprenticeships »
A report by think tank Reform suggests that, due to the weak definition of apprenticeship in the UK, employers are rebrand...
11 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are young people being cheated of the skills needed to get good jobs? »
Opinion piece from Polly Toynbee.  "Brexit turbo-charges the need for high-quality technical education. Why i...
11 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gaps in apprentice standards limiting employers »
John Lewis has highlighted there are no apprenticeship standards in key ares of their business.    Read m...
05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Business leaders demand apprenticeship levy reform »
"Research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) found that fewer than one-in-five employers will use contributions from the...
27 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flawed apprentice levy can't be fixed »
The CBI says the apprenticeship levy cannot be fixed. The trade body, who is the voice of 190,000 business people and comp...

Degree Apprenticeships
11 January 2018
KPMG announces the launch of its digital degree apprenticeship »
'KPMG announces the launch of its digital degree apprenticeship, KPMG360° Digital, providing training and guidance to...
18 October 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are degree apprenticeships a good path for the tech sector »
As university life becomes less attractive to many young people, and with the tech sector facing a skills gap, degree appr...

05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fall in university applications »
University applications are down 11,000 on last year according to figures from Ucas. This is mainly due to the fact that t...
20 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
European universities gearing up for Brexit influx »
English taught programmes have increased by 13% since last year. Universities in Poland have doubled the number of...
06 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduates earning inadequate salaries »
Chairman of the Education Select Committee, Robert Halfon, says m any graduates receive "paltry returns" for their degrees...
01 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is a graduate tax the answer? »
Peter Hain, former Labour MP, offers his views on student tuition fees.  He proposes that a graduate tax is the fa...
31 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fear some universities may be in danger of collapse »
Experts issue a warning as figures from Ucas reveal a drop in the number of 18-year-olds enrolling at London Metropolitan...

Diversity & Inclusion
18 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gender diversity in nuclear industry »
Commentary piece from World Nuclear News which looks at ways the industry can become more inclusive and attractive to this...
11 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ethnic minorities and less advantaged students less likely to succeed »
Research from the Office for Students shows that black, Asian or disabled students and students from disadvantaged neighbo...
06 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report ranks Cambridge and Oxford among worst for socio-economic equality »
A report by Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) ranks Cambridge as the worst university for admitting students from d...
05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women face pay gap at graduation »
"Recent figures from the Department for Education (DfE) from the financial year 2015-16 have found on average women take h...
19 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Social Mobility Employer Index 2018 »
The Social Mobility Employer Index 2018 is currently open for submissions. The Index is an important benchmarking to...

27 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Migration Advisory Committee interim update on EEA workers in the UK labour market »
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) have published an interim update on EEA workers in the UK labour market summarising...
15 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK to stay in Erasmus student scheme until at least 2020 »
The UK will continue to take part in the Erasmus student exchange programme until at least the end of 2020.  Era...
27 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey shows half of UK construction workers concerned about post-Brexit skills gap »
Over half of construction workers in the UK  are concerned by the danger of a skills shortage as the country travels...

Student Development
18 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Majority of young people stay in the same job sector »
A survey from Teach First revealed that More than half (53 per cent) of the millennial generation – those born betwee...
08 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Training workers for a fourth industrial revolution »
Training workers for a new future is essential in order to remain competitive.  Although workers will need to be r...
27 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We unveil our Student Development Awards finalists »
We have revealed the finalists in our annual Student Development Awards, which recognise and reward organisations commit...

Employability and skills
14 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring statement 2018: key points on skills »
Here are the key points in relation to skills: £500m for T-levels and £50m to help employers roll out placement...
27 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2018 winners »
"The winners of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards have been announced, with a range of employers and univers...
21 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research says students must acquire real leadership skills »
"The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has released new research showing the importance of practical management and lea...
12 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2018 shortlist announced »
The shortlist for the 2018 National Undergraduate Employability Awards has been announced. The awards, which take pl...

ISE in the News
05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate job-hopping is a myth »
"The ISE's 2018 Development Survey, launched at the recent ISE Student Development Conference & Awards 2018 , found t...
11 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Graduate jobs market set to grow in 2018 »
“Over the last couple of years the recruitment season has been heavily influenced by the  Brexit  vote and nervo...
03 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vicky Pryce headlines ISE Student Recruitment 2018 »
"The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) has announced the line-up for its annual Student Recruitment Showcase event....

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