Job Creation

More Than Half New 'Jobs' Are Self-Employment - And Most Earn Below Minimum Wage

Nick Stephenson | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today announced another fall in unemployment and rise in employment, but recent troubling patterns are continuing. In the three months to March 2014, unemployment fell 133,000 to 2.2 million people, or 6.8% of the working age population...

Back to Reality - How to Find Creative Work After Having a Baby

Lou Mensah | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lou Mensah

It may or may not be true that we become our parents, but I want to be careful of the example I set. These choices are more far-reaching than my own sense of satisfaction. I want my daughter to see me as someone who provides, and someone who is available for her.

Rebuilding Post-Genocide Rwanda 20 Years on - One Job at a Time

Pauline Ngari | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Pauline Ngari

Rwanda is in everybody's thoughts this month as we remember the 800,000 people who died in the genocide twenty years ago. As well as the horrific human cost, the genocide also left Rwanda an economic basket case.

STEAM is the Answer to Britain's Skills Crisis

Pauline Tambling | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pauline Tambling

Despite all the good news about the economy, Britain remains in the midst of a crisis. Over one million young people aged between 16 and 24 are curr...

The Intern: What Hope Does It Give for Students?

Richard Oki | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Oki

As the new Channel 4 series, The Intern, kicked off a young woman stated "I haven't got a job, it's just no experience... no experience" which is very much heard of from young people nowadays. This highlights the very trivial dilemma in which a young person needs a job to gain experience, whilst on the other end employers refuse to hire inexperienced people.

Today's Apprenticeships Not Working For Disaffected Youth

Graham Duxbury | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Graham Duxbury

The tone of the week's announcements responded to the conclusions of a major review of the system undertaken over the last year. This concluded that apprenticeships need to be bigger and better, worn as a badge of honour and positioned as the preferred route to achieving aspirational career goals.

Wurst in Europe? How the UK Can Learn From German Internships

Andrew Scherer | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

The German approach places a clear value on investing and training young prospective employees and has seen the country develop a nation- and business-wide commitment to helping young adults transition between the role of student and professional.

Age Of The Pawnbroker? Group Plan Mass Expansion

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

Albemarle & Bond today hailed "the age of the pawnbroker" as it unveiled plans to create 300 jobs by opening 25 new stores next year. The group, wh...

Morrisons Supermarkets 'To Create More Than 7,000 Jobs'

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Supermarket giant Morrisons is to create more than 7,000 jobs next year as it continues its store expansion programme as well as developing its manufa...

Can a 'Multiplier Effect' Catalyse a Job Creation Chain Reaction?

Clare Melford | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK
Clare Melford

Earlier this month, the latest Labour Market outlook from the CIPD on the propensity to hire among British companies painted a pretty dire picture, po...