Maudie Powell-Tuck considers the impact of the report and considers whether high rates of pay are justified or not…. Although more than one million young people in the UK are jobless at the moment, the common perception that youth unemployment is currently at an all-time high is false. In actual fact, the highest ever level of youth unemployment in the UK was 28 years ago in , when a whopping 1. The All About Careers team has a new member for a week! Science and engineering have traditionally been male-dominated subjects.
But has anything changed in these modern times?
Are more women donning lab coats or is gender imbalance still rife in the scientific community? Madeleine Finlay, a physics student at the University of Edinburgh what? A girl studying physics? If you believe the media, every graduate steps straight out of university and into the dole queue.
Check out these alternative histories for Roy and our starting XI…. At times like this, football fanatics are posed with a problem.
How to keep up with the World Cup events when a little thing called work stands in the way? Ken Clarke has suggested that a tie-break system should be used to increase diversity amongst judges. Student blogger and columnist, Benjamin Greenstone, examines the implications behind the proposal, questioning whether it really is the most effective way to encourage progress in the appointment of women and members of ethnic minorities in the judicial system.
This perplexing question plagues the inner psyche of at least students every second in the UK. Have they reached a logical conclusion? Find out right here, right now!
Apprenticeships have been around since the dawn of civilisation. Four thousand years ago, artisans were required by law to pass on their craft to youngsters in ancient Babylonia. Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome all had formal trainees. Sad faces all round! Returning home for the summer after a whirlwind year of university can bring about mixed feelings. Could be good? Could be bad? Brace yourself! They say a happy worker is a productive worker, so surely a good working environment is the key to creating a successful company.
With help from OfficeSnapshots. So you thought you had to go to university to develop a career in public finance? Think again! Johanna Courtney from CIPFA told us about the CIPFA Apprenticeship Scheme, which gives school leavers and career changers to opportunity to get straight into public sector accountancy, simultaneously gaining qualifications and work experience. They often say that attack is the best form of defence.
Eliminate the competition. Get the job. Simple, right? Hmmm…maybe not. The darlings of clearing, these courses have been at the centre of controversy since their inception. We take a look at the ones that have caused the most huffing and puffing in the press…. So why are they so popular? And is it acceptable to still wear them after the first term of university? Maudie Powell-Tuck tackles the sartorial student debate…. Ok, we admit it! Two weeks ago, the SRA proposed the abolition of the minimum wage for trainee solicitors.
The question is: should law students be welcoming these suggested changes or will it have further detrimental effects on social mobility in the legal profession? Student columnist and blogger, Benjamin Greenstone, weighs in with his opinion People might say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but, in the world of work, your petit dejeuner is nothing more than a trifling insignificance.
Lunch is everything. But why is our choice of lunch at work so important? Do we choose to eat certain things because it physically helps us to stay alive?
Or do we chow down on expensive grub to prevent ourselves from committing social suicide? Jack Collins tries his best to settle the ultimate lunchtime debate…. It is, of course, the training contract deadline! To be honest though, lots of these companies are telling porkies. Writing a CV as part of your training contract application can be a pretty nerve-wracking task. Allow us to introduce the irrepressible Brian Johnson. Disclaimer: any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental…. UCAS released its application statistics for earlier this week, revealing that there has been a 7.
However, this blind panic and finger pointing is completely unjustified. If we take a moment to carefully analyse the detailed statistics, it becomes clear that the decrease in university applications is minimal and the reason for this decline has been caused by a range of different factors…. So sit back, have a read, and put off filling out those training contract application forms for just a little bit longer….
To work in London, or not to work in London - that is the question. And if so, is it even affordable? The depiction of apprenticeships in films and TV shows can often be misleading. The world as we know it is becoming increasingly digital. But who else is watching? Graduating from university is bittersweet.
It heralds a time in your life when you are no longer beholden to lecturers, mark schemes and exam boards. So how can you translate unemployed into Employee of the Month?
Final years! So what better way to improve things than by comparing ourselves to our seemingly more successful peers? Editor Jos Weale was a prime offender for this As A-level results day looms, students around the country gnaw at their fingernails in anticipation for the big day.
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Everybody loves a piece of the rich and famous. So, in honour of National Apprenticeship Week, we are rolling out famous and celebrity ex-apprentices. Drake and Jay-Z might not feature, but you might be pleasantly surprised when you find out who started out as an apprentice. Drum roll please as we count down our top ten celebrity apprentices…. Proceed with caution…. Have you ever wondered what your law firm would be called if you decided to start one up in the future? Follow the instructions below to find out the name of your future law firm….
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Have you ever wondered what you might call your company? Just follow the instructions below. Destiny awaits! What about all the good times we shared? Ok, before you go, just tell us one thing…. Cancel account I've changed my mind.
This is a great position to consider if you want to lend your creative skills to practical applications. Eliminate the competition. That's because there is no shortage of myths regarding what makes for the perfect CV, and knowing what they are can take some of the anxiety out of the process, especially for those who haven't gone through it before. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Here in the UK, the Brexit crunch is already worsening skills shortages, which is going to force accounting practices to accelerate plans to adopt process automation in the near future. Maudie Powell-Tuck considers the impact of the report and considers whether high rates of pay are justified or not….
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