Youth Employment

A Generation of Coders? Cyber-Skilling Takes Centre Stage

Peter Armstrong | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Armstrong

This September kids up and down the country returned to school to find that alongside the traditional subjects of Maths, English and Science, three new areas of study in computer science, digital skills and IT had been introduced to the national curriculum.

L'Oréal's HR Director Tells On How To Get Hired As A Graduate Trainee

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We hear from Isabelle Minneci on what L'Oréal looks for in their graduates, and why one of their placements might just be the right fit for you.. ...

Introducing HuffPost UK's Skills Space

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Sherriff

Careers advice is an absolute, hands down essential part of education. Careers advice is an absolute, hands down essential part of education. So why are 93% of young people not getting any? What's the point in having a choice between school, college, apprenticeships, university or setting up your own business, if you don't even know those choices exist?

Osborne's Budget 2014: What's In It For Young People?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

George Osborne has promised more apprenticeships for young people to help solve the country's youth unemployment problem, in his 2014 budget. Speak...

'Go Work In Costa..' (Even If You'll Fight Hundreds For Each Post)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Employment minister Esther McVey has been accused of peddling "fact-free nonsense" after urging young people to apply for entry-level jobs like with t...

Businesses Can Help Themselves by Helping Young People

Karren Brady | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Karren Brady

What we need is relatively simple: businesses to recognise that those under 25 could become a talent pool that will help them grow but they have an active role to play in helping them understand and then develop the skills that are needed. It could start with offering work experience, a traineeship or apprenticeship. What's important is realising this interaction will inspire a young person about what their future could hold and directly influence their success. Especially for the one in six who grow up in families where neither parent is employed.

World's Most Desirable Companies To Work For

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Google is the most desirable business and engineering company to work for in the world, according to students who voted for who they'd most like to wo...

Everyone's Free (To Spend Time Figuring Out Their Career)

Jameela Jamil | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jameela Jamil

Here are my suggestions on what to do with the next year. Take a step back and really think about what you want from the next 40 years of work. It's a long time to be doing anything, so don't rush it. Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Learn everything you can.

Want A Career In The Professional Services Sector?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Have you always dreamed of a career as an accountant or risk advisor but couldn't afford university? Well never fear - there's still a way of landing ...

Apprenticeship Policy in Cloud-Cuckoo-Land

Charlie Mullins | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Mullins

If any further evidence was needed of how far Labour leader Ed Milliband is from living in the real world, then the opening of his party's conference drove it home. Going for the headline grabbing policies that you'd expect from an opposition leader, Ed put his hand into the bag full of issues concerning the electorate and pulled out 'foreign workers' and 'apprenticeships.'

Apprentice Of The Week: Amanda Dorsett, Media Workshop Assistant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Visit our new dedicated apprenticeship section, featuring a live jobs feed. Introducing this week’s apprentice.. Name: Amanda Dorsett Age: ...

The University Challenge: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Holly Whittaker | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whittaker

Whether you decide to go to university or not: you will have fun, you will meet people and make friends, and you will learn. Just make sure it is on your terms - and know that you do have the support around you, whatever you decide.

Taking the First Step in the Right Direction

Jameela Jamil | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jameela Jamil

In the last month we have heard the news that youth unemployment fell by around 20,000 in the three months up to May. There is clearly a long way to go but people seem to be feeling a bit more optimistic about the job market for the first time in years. It feels great to know that more people are finding work and gaining the experience, not to mention self-confidence, that they need. However, while finding a job can be a great boost, especially if someone has been struggling to gain employment, it doesn't mean that happiness automatically follows.

How To Make The Most Of Work Experience

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

We've already asked around for the best CV-making, LinkedIn profile-building and cover letter-writing tips, so next up is how to make the most of your...

Young People's GCSE Maths Skills Are 'Not Enough' For Working World

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

New research has found that GCSE maths is not providing young people with what they need in the workplace. While the current curriculum covers the ...

There's Still Hope! Graduate Job Vacancies Increase..

PA | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Around 46 graduates are applying for every job this year as competition for the best roles remains fierce, according to new research. The report su...

Concern Over Fall In Young People Learning

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

There has been a fall in the proportion of young people who are continuing their education through everything from full-time study to evening classes,...

The Best Investment a Business Can Make - The Next Generation

Karren Brady | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Karren Brady

I would argue that too many businesses are reluctant to take the risk on a young person without any experience. Turned on its head, that small risk could actually be a life-changing opportunity to set a young person on course for a truly bright future. So, I think every business needs to consider whether they are doing enough to support young people in their communities to first gain work experience, and then to move into employment. We cannot expect schools or parents alone to support a young person into work. In my view, businesses are a vital part of the equation.

A Lost Generation: Tackling the Rising Problem of Youth Unemployment

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The rise in unemployment is one of the worst effects of the current economic crisis. Some 23 million people are without a job in the EU, of whom 2.6 million live in the UK.

University May Not Be Worth It, Claims Report

PA | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The difference in pay between graduate-related jobs and other employment has fallen in some subjects over the past few years, new research has reveale...

Youth Unemployment - The Lessons We've Failed to Learn

Andrew Scherer | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

The manner in which the government is seeking to introduce apprenticeships serves only to polarise the debate, ensuring that young people are either classified as 'apprenticeship' material, or are left to join the ranks of thousands of graduates competing for the grossly limited number of entry-level jobs.

Apprenticeships ARE Good For Business

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

Apprenticeships aren't only good for young people trying to find their way into work, now we can prove they're good for business too. To celebrate ...

Charlie Thomas

Will Spending £5m On Helping Young People Find Work Make You Like Barclays Again?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

Barclays has launched a new campaign aimed at helping young people get into the workplace after school, putting £5 million of its own money into the ...

Million Youngsters' Job Hopes Blighted By Red Tape

Posted 02.02.2013 | UK

Attempts to get more than a million young people into work are being hampered by excessive bureaucracy and central government control, council leaders...

Graduate Employment vs Youth Unemployment

Andy Newnham | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Newnham

In my experience, the graduate labour market is not as bad as many fear, and I really want this blog to help any students or graduates out there, who are concerned by the headlines, to feel a little bit better.