UK Jobs

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 24.03.2015 | 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 20.03.2015 | 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 18.03.2015 | 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 13.03.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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.

And The Award For Completely Inappropriate Job Advertisement Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This job advertisement is everything that's wrong with the world. Recruitment firm, ICS, has faced an immense backlash after posting a suggestive s...

A Guy Made His Entire CV On Snapchat - To Apply For A Job At Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A resourceful job-hunter has applied for a position at Snapchat with a video CV filmed entirely on the app. Elski Felson, who goes by the nickname ...

The Future of Work Is a Global Arms Race for Skills

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

The life of a zero hours employee is in many ways similar to that of a freelancer. Compare a graphic designer working in a company to a freelance designer. The freelancer has to hustle for new work, they need to network, they need to produce work, and they only ever get paid as each project is completed. They are paid only for their output...

Nestle Joins Forces With Twitter To Offer *Paid* Internships

PA | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Food giant Nestle is joining forces with Twitter to offer an internship split between the two companies. The 10-week paid placement is part of a Ne...

Why We Shouldn't Underestimate the HND

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Dr Philip Hallam

Think students, qualifications, careers, employment - did you think degrees? Most likely. Because the value of degrees, cost to study them and recognition of them in the workplace, has dominated education headlines for years.

Why Do We Break Our Backs to Survive in London?

Thom James | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thom James

As city natives, we're used to an unhealthy mix of stress and mundanity on a daily basis. We've built an immunity to happiness: but this is probably due to the fact we've realised the lengths we have to go to to pay our monthly rent, which must be paid on top of bills, on top of living costs: food, water, transport.