UK Unemployment

The Government Is Capping Deaf Young People's Ambitions And Aspirations

Susan Daniels | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Susan Daniels

What of those deaf young people who need ongoing regular support in order to thrive and prosper at work? The cap has sent them a very clear signal - to cap their aspirations and settle for something beneath their hopes and expectations.

The Tory Myth of 'Full Employment' and the Reality: Austerity, 'Self-Employment', Chronic Underemployment and Workfare

Christian Garland | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The unexpected Tory election victory last month no one seriously expected - least of all the Tory party - broke with the horror of a nightmare become ...

Financial Education Is Vital - But Not for the Reason You Think

Michael Mercieca | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Mercieca

If we could turn the page, start afresh and work together; commit ourselves to financial and enterprise education across the curriculum at all stages and do whatever it takes to really engage young people, perhaps will we see a new generation free from this crippling fear of debt and unemployment. Surely we have to try?

How To Use Your LinkedIn Profile To Land You A Job

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you missed out on the milkround recruitment cycle, chances are you’re starting to think seriously about what you want to do with your future roun...

Young People Most Likely To Be Unemployed Despite Fall In Jobless Figure

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

Youth unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since before the 2008 recession, it was revealed today. Figures published this morning show in t...

Put Children and Young People at the Heart of Policy-Making

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sir Tony Hawkhead

The Government needs to put children and young people at the heart of its policy-making and consider how it is going to meet all of their needs. Giving all young people a fair chance to achieve their potential means recognising that some will need more help than others.

Mission 'Impossible': Students Increasingly Pessimistic On Job Prospects

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Robson | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A survey has revealed that 8% of students think getting a job will be "impossible" thanks to the financial crisis. In 2013, that statistic was only 2%...

The BBC's 'Britain's Hardest Grafter' Show Should be Britain's Greatest Shame

Bradley Allsop | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

What is perhaps most worrying about all this is that is coming from what is usually a fairly impartial service (many will disagree with this statement, but the disagreement will come in equal measure from both the Left and the Right, so I am content). If the relatively benign BBC genuinely believes this sort of show is acceptable, what on earth are other, more radical channels and tabloids cooking up?

Experience or Education: Which Is More Important?

Chloe Kenyon | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Kenyon

When entering the world of employment, a degree in your chosen field is fairly essential. A university level of education will be a minimum requirement when looking for a job or graduate scheme after university. But is your degree the most important part of your CV? Perhaps not.

Life Inertia

Lara Ruffle Coles | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Ruffle Coles

Trying to fill your days with productive and proactive work is difficult - even if you are learning to drive or have evening activities to go to etc. I'm very lucky that I don't have money worries, but for people who are job searching without financial support, it must be a complete nightmare, and so stressful.

Six Ways of Raising Employable Kids

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

These unemployed youngsters often have the much-coveted, sometimes expensive degrees, yet employers are not beating a path to their front door trying to hire them. I am not an economist, so I cannot make pronouncements about government policies, the economy and other factors that may cause the situation.

Gap Between Young Unemployed And Their Working Peers Is Bigger In UK Than In 'Many Other' Developed Nations

PA | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The literacy gap between young people who are jobless and out of education and their working peers is bigger in the UK than in many other developed na...

Journalist Demonstrates How To Murder Your Prospects Of Ever Getting Another Job In The Media

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

If you’re looking for work in the media, make sure you do your research first. Because journalist Victor Epstein made something of a boob in his...

The UK Would Benefit From the EU Rescue Plan for Boat Refugees

Peter Lind | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Peter Lind

Morally, but surprisingly, also financially, the UK can benefit from helping refugees. In other words, Great Britain can benefit from the EU rescue plan.

'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.

@InMyUK: Five Myths About Unemployment

Michael Abbinnett | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Abbinnett

Applying for jobs is my full time job. It has been almost a year since I last had a paid job and in my darkest days, it sometimes feels like I am never going to get out of that cycle. I recently took part in a project called BBC Generation 2015 and talked about how it felt like I didn't have a future...

McVey Loss Is No Compensation as Unemployed Wait for the Pain to Come

Nick Stephenson | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Only the 'haves' will truly enjoy this Conservative majority. For the unemployed the advice must be: that zero hour contract you were offered (and that Iain Duncan Smith wanted to rename)? Even if you can't live on it, you should take it, because the alternative of a civilised period on benefits with quality jobsearch support while you you look for real work is even less likely now.

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

Christian Garland | Posted 20.06.2015 | 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.

When People Go to War... Over a Latte

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

It is always interesting to take a step back from the world you live in and view it through someone else's eyes. Earlier today I had a presentation,...

Unemployment Falls Slow as Government Overstates Recovery

Nick Stephenson | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The reality of Conservative insecurity on jobs is shown by the almost total absence of work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith from the election campaign, now seen to be a poisoned chalice and damaging to the prospects of Cameron leading another government.

Getting By in the UK

Jayne Sykes | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Jayne Sykes

Those inclined to judge might say it's irresponsible to spend money on anything other than the basic necessities when you're struggling financially, but where do you draw the line? Do you decide to wait until you're earning more or have paid off more of your debts before you get the kids a pet or take them on holiday, or do you realise that if you wait for those things to happen they'll have grown up and gone?

'Careers Adviser' Tells Unemployed Girl To Get Pregnant For Benefits

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

“For someone in your position, from your background, the best thing to do is get pregnant.” “What about dealing drugs? You’ll earn a lot of...

People Tell Me What I'm Doing Is Amazing, but Just Taking the Time to Get in Touch. That's Amazing.

Suzanne Burnett | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Burnett

Although coping with an invisible illness isn't just about how you feel. Yes I am in pain every second of every day but I can manage my pain. I also get horrific migraines and all kind kinds symptoms pop up that I don't expect. What makes life difficult is attitude, not mine.

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

Nick Stephenson | Posted 31.05.2015 | 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.

Unpaid Internships and the Myth of Meritocracy

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

A proper meritocratic society would offer everyone the opportunity to secure the most coveted jobs in their field regardless of their gender, race, religion, sexuality and, of course, class. This would simultaneously promote social mobility and ensure that the most capable candidates are able enhance their chosen profession.