UK Jobs

Get Over Yourself and Embrace the Pre-Life Crisis

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joseph Musgrave

The pre-life crisis means that, before you really have any major financial or familial responsibilities, you are thrown into a den of confusion about what to do for the rest of your life - or at least, how to make the best start to your professional life.

The Jobs Market Is Booming - So Why Is Everyone So Gloomy?

Helen Barnard | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Helen Barnard

Our analysis shows that she needs to do this with a comprehensive plan to ensure the country's economic prosperity goes beyond rising employment. It needs better skills, affordable childcare and housing and better pay and security for those who are struggling to get by for us all to feel better off. Otherwise, the post-Brexit gloom may struggle to clear, despite the rise and rise in employment.

Sorry Millennials But Here's Another Reason Why You're Screwed

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

Millennials are on course to become the first generation to earn less than the one before, according to new research. Even more worryingly, this doesn...

How Youth Work Helped Me to Start Again After Being Wounded in Service

Jimmy Thorpe | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Jimmy Thorpe

The day I was accepted into the Scots Guards was one of the proudest days of my life. I'd always wanted to join the army so I could follow in the family footsteps of my older brothers and felt very fortunate to be doing a job I enjoyed. It brought out the best in me and I worked harder than I ever had done before to establish myself and progress my career.

Brexit Aftermath: Flipping the Bird at the Elite?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

The decision to Brexit is one of the most irrational collective decisions in recent history, because those already feeling the heat have turned it up even higher, proving to be their own worst enemy. It was a destructive move, but it wasn't a bolt out of the blue either.

Wrexit: How Brexit Is Damaging to Young People's Chances

Bethan Forrest | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Bethan Forrest

That isn't idealism. That isn't building a better nation. It's no different than building a wall to the outside world, one that we can't even build high because we have to reach over it in order to do anything. This wasn't for young people. And if anything comes out of this, I hope young people do not forget it.

Quiz: What Career Suits You Best?

Written by Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Discovering a career that best matches your talents, motivations, interests and personality has a huge influence on your future happiness. Work is whe...

Brexit? Try Jexit As Your Job Moves Abroad

Nick Stephenson | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Cameron cannot be surprised that the anger of his victims is uncontrollable, and having unleashed it he is unable to point it where he wants. The furious won't be harnessed, but their jobs may disappear to the EU if they vote to leave.

Finding a Space to Create

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

According to recent results published by TripAdvisor, London is the top-ranked city destination in the world. The 2016 Travellers' Choice Award was ba...

Why Volunteering for a Charity Is About Taking as Well as Giving

Tracey Le Gallez | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Le Gallez

Volunteering doesn't always conjure the most romantic of images. Generally it's visions of solitary trips leafleting or rattling a tin in a shopping centre. But it can and does have a massive impact on our economy and on people's wellbeing; something we at Sue Ryder know very well and want to try and celebrate this Volunteers' Week.

The Future of Work Will Be Different

Tony Fish | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Tony Fish

Whilst we would like to think that our jobs, industries and income will not obey the basic rules of change, we would be naive to assume that the existing paradigm will remain. Most of us can remember the restrictions of our first, second and even current jobs but data suggests that how we currently work, versus how we will work in the future, is moving towards a new tipping point.

Where's My Taxi (Driver)?

Darren Jones | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Jones

This is a long-term strategy. The most obvious jobs might start to become redundant in only a few years - the taxi driver example being the most obvious - but the next generation will see a changing workplace for everyone (including lawyers!), especially with the advancement of artificial intelligence and increased interest and confidence in systems such as the blockchain.

McDonald's Worker's Powerful Response To Those Who Job-Shamed Him

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A McDonald's worker in Edinburgh has posted an open letter on Facebook targeting those who job shame him. Mike Waite, who works 50 hours a week at McD...

Opening the Door to Diversity

Adeline Ginn | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Adeline Ginn

Believe it or not, job adverts tailored to men are discouraging women from applying for roles they are perfectly capable of. Sadly, employers are unwittingly limiting the range of potential applicants they receive through the way they weave words.

Losing Your Job: One Year On

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Give yourself time to adjust and grieve for your loss. I looked to poetry to write out my insecurities, upset, and uncertainty of the future - you'll find something that can help you too.

EU Climate Change, Subsidising China - Is it a Steal?

Diane James MEP | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

The EU approach to Climate Change is another example of the unintended consequences associated with policies made at an EU level. The initiative was well-meaning maybe, but failed totally to anticipate the consequences on world trade and impact on EU member states. Most damaging is that EU is also terribly slow to ameliorate the negative effects of its own policies.

Reports of the Death of Jobs Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Seamus Nevin | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Seamus Nevin

Many people today, particularly younger generations, will work in jobs that do not exist yet, in industries that haven't been created. Most will change jobs multiple times and brief periods of unemployment, for people at all levels, will become more common. Consequently, there is a need to ensure better career guidance.

Solving the UK's Young People Crisis Requires a Change in Attitude

Emma Atkins | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Emma Atkins

In the current social and economic climate, with issues such as mental health and poverty hitting the headlines as prevalent issues, young people are going to require these attitudes - in particular resilience - more than ever over the coming years. It's our responsibility to make sure the support is available to bring these out and empower young people to lead their own positive lives.

It's Not Me, It's You: Why I'm Breaking Up With London

Carolina Are | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Ah, London, I've loved you so. In our nearly five-year relationship I tried to make the most out of our time together, I've tried to please you in every way, but still it wasn't enough. It's got to be over.

Are You Ready for the Character Interview?

Edith Bryan | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

Have you experienced character based questions at interview? How did you get on? What do you think about employers assessing your personality and values? Should the selection process be purely competency based?

Enough of the Stats, I'll Be Voting to Stay in the EU on Principle

Kate Delaney | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is an amazing chance for everyone, from either side of the debate, to have a say and send a strong message, to not only Europe but the whole world, about what the British people value the most. So I will be voting to remain in the European Union this June. I hope you use your principles to guide you and do the same.

Apprenticeship Levy: Friend or Foe?

Chris Jones | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Jones

Last week's National Apprenticeship Week was full of discussion. We heard about the productivity gains of hiring apprentices, and concerns around the gender divide. We celebrated the amazing things apprentices have achieved, and heard from business leaders who are pledging to create more apprenticeships.

10 Pocket Money-Boosting Jobs For Today's Teenagers

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Parents

Once upon a time it was fairly easy to pick up a part-time job in your teens. A healthy supply of paper rounds, waitressing and 'Saturday girl or boy'...

The Apprentice A-List

Stuart Rock | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Stuart Rock

At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, here's an A-List of people who have made the journey from being an apprentice to being the boss. Celebr...

Has 'The Apprentice' Shaped Corporate Culture?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Mark Hillary

I met a friend in London recently for a few drinks and a chat about what he has been up to recently. He is a professional working in sales and said th...