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No Country For Young Women

Joe Levenson | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Joe Levenson

It's not in any of our interests to write off an entire generation. We cannot afford to be complacent about the challenges many young people are facing. That's why we're calling for urgent action so that all young people can prosper and thrive, rather than have to struggle to survive.

I Have A Disability And Feel Empowered - Every Four Years

Ellie May Forrester | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Sport
Ellie May Forrester

The Paralympic Games illustrate that when a disabled person has the right support, is valued and, importantly, listened to, they can succeed to the best of their abilities. If we put a little of this philosophy, enthusiasm and energy into supporting disabled people every day, not just every four years, all disabled people could feel that they too can achieve and make a valued contribution to society.

Graduate Labour Market Shrinks, But Do Millennials Actually Want Graduate Jobs?

Paul Moran | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Paul Moran

Recent figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters has revealed a sharp reduction in the number of jobs available to graduates, the first decline in the graduate labour market in four years. A steep decline in such a short time is highly worrying, but the issue is seemingly more complex than might first appear.

Jobs in the UK Post-Referendum

Julian Vigo | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Vigo

This past week has seen Theresa May telling pro-EU civil servants to get on with the mandate of preparing the exit from the EU.  Yet recent findings ...

Age Is Not A Barrier To Success

Damian Hinds | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics
Damian Hinds

In the past, our society was all too ready to force people out of the workplace once they reached a certain age in the misguided belief that these hardworking and loyal people had outgrown their place in the economy...this was a nettle that badly needed seizing.

Bhs Closure: Memories Of A 1980s Saturday Girl

Helen Johnston | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
Helen Johnston

Having been selected to work in the food department (remember when Bhs sold food?) I also had to don a white paper cap of the old-fashioned nurse's variety. Weirdly we didn't have to tie our hair up under this cap, so it merely sat on top of my head, held in place by two grips. Every week I prayed that nobody I knew would come in and see me dressed like that.

Getting A Pay Rise: Advice From Bosses

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

According to pay data from Korn Ferry Hay Group, UK employees, on average, are predicted to receive a 2.3% increase in their real income this year. Bu...

Woman Shares Brilliant 'I Said Yes' Photoshoot To Celebrate New Job

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Benita Abraham’s latest milestone photoshoot is nothing short of brilliant. She didn’t get engaged, nor is she pregnant - she’s been offered the...

If You're Under 30, Here's What Life Under Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Government Would Look Like

Caroline Hill | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Hill

Today, many areas are being drained by big cities simply because young workers can't stay with their friends and families to start their working lives. Even those with training or degrees are fighting for a handful of jobs. Under a Jeremy Corbyn government no young person will be thrown on the scrap heap.

Why Work Experience Is Really Important For Young People

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vikram Kumar Khosla

The Government should ensure that businesses do more for us because even if we don't have the adequate training required, we can always learn new things like we normally do seven hours a day at school. The former employment minister Priti Patel believes that we should 'step away from the selfie sticks and put down Snapchat and do some work experience.' Not everyone wants to work when they are sixteen but for those who do, more needs to be done.

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.