UK Jobs

Alton Towers Is Offering Quite Simply The Greatest Job In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

Alton Towers is actually hiring an official rollercoaster tester. Need we say more? Ok, we'll elaborate. The adventure park is looking for some...

Let's 'Smash the Glass Ceiling' for Women in Tech Jobs

Naomi Climer | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

It was great to hear Yvette Cooper saying that ministers should do more to get female web designers, coders and tech investors into public and private sector jobs - and it is indeed 'crazy' that 98% of internet coding is programmed by men and only 14% of technology jobs are filled by women.

How Can a Social Network Tackle Diversity Issues Within the Creative Industries

Ciarán Burke | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Ciarán Burke

It is fair to say that Facebook has revolutionised social interactions for most people. Whilst, once, friends would call each other on their parents' landline during the evening to catch up, now they are constantly connected in a network where information, news and events enrich and improve the lives of all members.

What's The One Thing You Should Never Wear To An Interview?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Jennings | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Forget about impressing your interviewer with a faultless curriculum vitae, full of glowing references - more time should be taken on your wardrobe ch...

'Benefits Street' Is a Red Herring for the Real Issue Surrounding the Welfare State

David Mooney | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

Deny it all you want, but at some point in your life you've been forced to clear your browsing history because of some questionable content you found yourself viewing at nearly midnight on a Friday after a stressful week. Sometimes the temptation is just too much to avoid surfing to the wrong side of the tracks and what follows is a swift re-writing of history where we pretend that we were on the phone or had dropped off for a moment instead.

Capital Markets Union - A New Frontier of Europe's Single Market?

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

It could have come straight out of an episode of Star Trek. "Captain, we are approaching the Capital Markets Union, a new frontier." But the plan to c...

Unemployment Down, Employment Up - Only If You 'Reclassify' What Those Terms Mean

Christian Garland | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The 'record numbers' now being erroneously counted as 'in employment' like those numbers used to show 'record falls in unemployment' are concocted and made to fit into categories invented for the purposes of spin, and to be sure, the stuff of a continuing and ongoing crisis.

Why Growing Up Just Sucks a Little Bit!

Chloe Bevan | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Bevan

When growing up your life changes a lot from moving school to leaving education all together. I have come to the realisation that my life over the next few years could really change, from where I live, to my family and friends, and that is a very scare thought indeed!

Fashion Internship Guide: The Application

Charlie Ward | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Ward

Fashion week internships can be anything from a day to a couple of weeks long, are normally for PR companies, and will normally involve a lot of menial tasks like preparing a delivering invites, dressing at shows, and working front of house at shows.

Thousands Of New Apprenticeships Created By Costa Coffee Owner

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of new apprenticeships and work experience places are to be created by Premier Inn and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread. The company announce...

Creating Equal Opportunities for Film, Television and Games Careers

Sara Putt | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Putt

This year will see the first students who paid tuition fees of £9,000 a year graduate from their degree courses. The idea of spending thousands more on a postgraduate course specifically focussed on film, television or games could seem like one more hurdle too many for some people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Easter Egg Hunt, the Economy and the New Game

Leah K Stewart | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Leah K Stewart

This is the way our great community Easter Egg Hunt fizzled out today. Each person walked away with a twinge of bitterness. The sad truth is; this experience flies too close to what we are doing to each other, across the world, through our single minded hunt for "eggs" ...qualifications, jobs, assets, employees, status, ideas, votes, knowledge etc.

10 Commandments For Getting A Job

Charlie Mullins | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Charlie Mullins

These days a lot of the feedback I get comes from my recruitment department, so yesterday when they were having a rant I suggested they take a leaf out of my book, and here I mean the Pimlico Bible, and produce the Ten Commandments for applying for a job.

1,000 Jobs Created Every Day - But What Kind of Jobs?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

1.8 million more people are in work since 2010, and that works out at roughly 1,000 per day. It is when you dig a bit deeper that things start to unravel. Only from the middle of 2013 were more employee jobs created than lost. Of the 1.1 million rise in the number in work between 2008 and 2014, 732,000 were actually in self-employment.

Writers' Lament: Conditions Worsen for Those in Britain's Favourite Job

Sara Sheridan | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, wrote a blog piece recently about the disturbing practice arising at some book festivals, where authors are not paid for appearing. Her rallying cry was taken up by the Bookseller and the Society of Authors, which recently published guidelines about the level at which authors should peg event fees.

My Job Application Theory

Helena Baker | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Baker

Dating is a complicated and convoluted game, and not one I particularly understand. Given my inherit lack of patience and my past experience being bas...

Rates Fall, but the UK's Youth Unemployment Crisis Continues

One Young World | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
One Young World

Business may see some short term gain, but they could also endure long-term pain by exacerbating future talent shortages (which they are struggling with already) and diminishing the value of the British consumer base. The emergence of a poorly-skilled millennial generation will only serve to magnify the challenges we see in our society today.

Man With Down's Syndrome Overwhelmed With Job-Seeking Help After Twitter Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A trained chef who was struggling to find paid work has finally received two job offers since his stepmother Fiona Hodge started a Twitter campaign. ...

Where Are All the Women? Does Engineering Need an Image Overhaul to Attract Top Talent?

Sean O'Meara | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

Humanising the job and joining the dots between engineering achievements and the teams involved would be a step in the right direction.

Devoted Step-Mum Hopes To Find Work For Step-Son With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A devoted step-mum has launched a Twitter campaign to find meaningful employment for her step-son Ben, who has Down's Syndrome. Ben, 26, is a train...

Swizzels Is Looking For An Official Sweet Taster - And They'll Get Paid In SWEETS

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Swizzels, the company which makes love hearts refreshers and drumsticks, is on the hunt for an official sweet taster - who'll get paid in sweets, natu...

More Than 23,000 New Apprenticeships Pledged. *Fist Pump*

PA | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than 23,000 new placements have been pledged by firms during National Apprenticeship Week, new figures have shown. Companies including BT, Mic...

"If Today Were the Last Day of My Life..."

Katie Leach | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Leach

With five out of seven days being ones you get up and go to work (over 70%), this really is one of the biggest parts of your life and you have to make sure you can look in that mirror every morning and say 'yes, this is what I want to do, this is what I want to get up for'.

Use Your Best Dating Techniques to Land Your Dream Job

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

Our quest for finding the perfect job is no different. It is important we don't give up after a handful of duds and rejections - the right one is out there. Just like when you find love, once you find your dream job, you can be the happiest person ever.

Want a Job? Learn a Language - See Your Barista for Details

Georgina Barnard | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Georgina Barnard

It's no secret that we Brits are the worst linguists around - bar our American cousins, who we should thank for spreading our language around the world. Ask a Brit if they speak a foreign language and they're likely to mumble something about GCSE French or a Rosetta Stone CD they haven't quite got round to taking out of its packaging.