For all my disappointment in the government when it comes to Brexit, I would like to congratulate Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey for highlighting the importance of work experience and job placements to both young people and employers.
What do Richard Branson, Simon Cowell and Anna Wintour have in common? Their wealth, business prowess and entrepreneurial talent comes to mind, but a less known uniting factor is that none of them have a degree.
David Docherty, CEO of the National Centre for Universities and Businesses (NCUB) and Chairman of Placer, explains how work experience can be used to inspire SMEs and help recruit the talent needed to power innovation.
SMEs are not hiring school leavers because of their poor work ethics and combination of low numeracy and literacy skills.
Experience is most valuable to employers, rather than grades or the university attended, according to a new report. What about those who want to start up their own businesses?
With a mother and father better placed than most to advise on why and where their children should ultimately find work, movements giving youngsters early exposure to the workplace are to be commended.
Employers are seeking ‘business-ready’ graduates, but are not doing enough to offer extended work experience, a new report from CMI (the Chartered Management Institute), the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has discovered..
Sony have had to dip into their pockets for around four and a half grand’s worth of lose change to make an employment claim go away. Sony were paying off not a full time employee, but an unpaid intern who had come to work for them for three months.
Our distinguished Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is about to do something so apparently odd that it makes one gasp just to think of it.
So, you’re thinking of bringing on a grad on an “unpaid intern”. Valuable work experience or exploitation?