Graduate Unemployment

What Will It Take?

James Dunn | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Dunn

This move by graduates to turn away from traditional offers of work is to me the real hope for my generation's future. While the amount of graduates searching for jobs still vastly outweighs the vacancies in the traditional market we need to encourage and support those willing to create their own jobs.

Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

It has become regular media fodder to bemoan the current employment market for young people. We rattle off the statistics with such frequency that we forget that behind each number is a fresh and eager young person seeing their future and their potential, drift further out of their grasp.

The New Blue Peter Presenter Spells Doom For Millennials

Ben Dalton | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

The glowing brunette - we've all despairingly clawed at the pictures on BBC News - was recently picked from tens of thousands of hopefuls to ascend to the hallowed seat of Blue Peter Presenter Number Three. A saviour of our times, a pearly-whited messiah; Russell is tipped to breathe new life into the, until now, increasingly turgid CBBC behemoth.

Law School: The Default Career Choice

Brian John Spencer | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Seven years ago I entered law school and five years later I left law school jobless. I also left law school without a day of practical experience; without an ounce of interview experience or even the faintest idea of what it was actually like to practice law.

Young Entrepreneurs - Do You Have What It Takes?

Neeta Patel | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Neeta Patel

If you become an entrepreneur it can be scary and even lonely but when you get it right, the rewards in every sphere of life are huge and for some that potential return is a good enough reason to put on that entrepreneurial mantle and give it a go.

Graduate Entrepreneurs: A New Hope

James Dunn | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Dunn

The government is rightly focussed on creating the next Google but for graduates as a whole to succeed, and to have a generation that thrives, what is needed is a broader focus to create a whole entrepreneurial generation not just a technological few.

Travel Broadens the Mind as Well as Your Career Prospects

Alana MacPherson | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

UK students and graduates are facing a difficult and competitive employment market. It's important to adopt a global outlook when it comes to study and work, so candidates who have international experience (in almost any way) will undoubtedly have an advantage when it comes to applying for jobs.

Media Jobs: The Long Wait for Graduation

Olivia Rudgard | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Rudgard

It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that at the moment every single conversation I have, no matter who it is with, turns into an extended lamentation by one or other of us on the horrible state of the graduate job market.

The Problem with the Benefit System

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

Over the years I've been guilty myself of indulging in one of these rants about those on benefits, but more recently I have found myself without any form of support from working or through the benefit system.

Why Pink Floyd's 'Comfortably Numb' Perfectly Sums Up Today's Generation

Sarah Aston | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Aston

On paper, modern British society has never had it better. We all have the vote, we have (more or less) equal opportunities, we have freedom of movement, speech, action, choice, everything.

The Plight of Graduate Unemployment

Rahul Mistry | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rahul Mistry

Despite the doom and gloom often reported, graduates are a resilient bunch and with a little extra effort it is possible to achieve your post-uni goals.

Graduate Employment vs Youth Unemployment

Andy Newnham | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Newnham

In my experience, the graduate labour market is not as bad as many fear, and I really want this blog to help any students or graduates out there, who are concerned by the headlines, to feel a little bit better.

Slave Songs and Signing on: Exploring the Career Opportunities Open to an Under Qualified Over the Top Freelancer

Harry Deansway | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Harry Deansway

As William Shakespeare once said "Not even being able to afford your bus fare to the dole office is the great leveller" there is nothing quite like standing in the street claiming to be the owner of a yellow ticket in order to collect £27 to make you reconsider your chosen career path in the entertainment industry.

How Good is an Idea?

James Dunn | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
James Dunn

A charity by graduates for graduates. I want every aspect of the whole charity to be done by recent graduates from its foundations to its day to day working. If I can help any graduate gain experience I will, whatever help I can give to stop people having to go through what I went through.

Pay Your Interns or Face the Music: Why Intern Aware is reporting HMV to the Advertising Standards Authority

Gus Baker | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Gus Baker

Today Intern Aware, the campaign for fair internships, reported HMV UK LTD to the Advertising Standards Authority in response to their advert for an intern to work for three months with no pay at all.

Hotel Industry 'Checks In' Young People

Philip Addison | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Philip Addison

Investing in young people is vital and as a key player in the UK hospitality industry, it is important to continue to attract talented and hardworking people to this sector, to guarantee its future success. Hospitality is all about people. We are part of an industry that needs good communicators and people who are willing to help others.

Enhancing Employability - The Importance of University-Industry Collaboration

Professor William Latham | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Tech
Professor William Latham

Whether you're a keen gamer yourself or subjected to those around you incessantly tapping away at their smartphone or games console, interactive gaming is becoming increasingly prominent in our daily lives.

University Choice Critical for Increasingly Career Driven Students

Dave Roylance | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dave Roylance

Students have been much criticised over the years, with numerous commentators saying graduates lack the skills needed by the modern workplace and detractors viewing university as a way for lazy youngsters to delay working for a few years.

No Work Experience, No Job?

Charlie Ball | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Ball

The real message to take from this new research is that, whilst work experience is vitally important, and the jobs market is tight, no matter what other news you might be reading, the outlook for new and upcoming graduates is far from hopeless.

Graduate 'Forced' To Stack Shelves In Poundland For Free

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A graduate has launched legal action against the government after she was allegedly "forced" to stack shelves in Poundland without pay. Cait Reilly...

Work Experience 'Vital To Securing Employment'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Graduates are losing out to interns when applying for jobs, highlighting the dominance of work experience as a key tool in securing employment, resear...

The Facts Behind The Work Programme

Mark Lovell | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Lovell

I am interested in two things. What can be done on Work Programme to get it working really well as quickly as possible so we help those in need and deliver this service with our partners? And what more needs to be done with Work Programme to tackle youth unemployment?

Students are Protesting for the Right to Knowledge

Anastasia Richardson | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Anastasia Richardson

I worry that today's student protesters, many of whom have barely experienced politics up until now, will return home and no longer believe what the politics textbooks tell them about civil rights in liberal democracies.

Graduate Employment Prospects Have Improved Despite Media Coverage

Sheila Flavell | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sheila Flavell

Instead of creating a cloud of pessimism around graduate job prospects and the true benefits to achieving a university degree, the media should be highlighting the opportunities currently available to graduates and the progress that is being made.

Thousands Of Graduates Still Struggling To Find Work

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of graduates are still struggling to find work despite a drop in unemployment amongst university leavers, new research suggests. Around o...