Employability Category

Profound – Profound supporting Sun FMs One Million Pounds Worth of Work for Wearside

Profound are supporting Sun FM’s Million Pounds Worth of Work for Wearside, we hope to encourage employers in the Sunderland area to help us create Apprenticeship opportunities for young people. As Sun FM enter week 3 of the campaign, to help get more people in our city into employment, they have more than trebled our […]

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Youth employment rates and ratios: UKCES explains

What is unemployment? Unemployment seems like it should be simple to define – if you’re not working, you’re unemployed. But it’s not quite that simple. How about a stay-at-home parent? Someone who’s retired? Or someone unable to work through illness? There is one single internationally accepted definition of unemployment, this is set out by International […]

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Skills must be more integrated with employability, say experts

Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion chief executive Dave Simmonds explained that plans to integrate skills and employability “are nothing new”. http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1144558/skills-integrated-employability-experts?WT.rss_f=Learning+and+development&WT.rss_a=Skills+must+be+more+integrated+with+employability%2C+say+experts p

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Employment Minister Esther McVey shares her views on sustainable employment with FE News at the 2014 Association of Employment and Learning Providers Conference.

Ms McVey explains how colleges and learning providers can implement government strategies to help keep learners reliable and trustworthy for their future workplaces. She also outlines the needs of local employers and how job centres are helping companies recruit new staff. http://www.fenews.co.uk/general/esther-mcvey-discusses-sustainable-employment

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All 9 regions of England see fall in 16- to 18-year-olds NEET – Press releases – GOV.UK

Today Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock welcomed new figures showing the number of 16- to 18-year-olds not in education, employment or training is falling in all 9 regions of England, equating to thousands more young people in education, employment or training. The 2013 figures, drawn from data collected by local authorities, show that for […]

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Large drop in young jobless total, official data shows

The number of young people who are not in education, employment or training (Neet) has fallen, according to two sets of official figures. UK-wide figures from the Office of National Statistics show 975,000 young people were Neet in the first quarter of 2014, down 118,000 on last year. http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/education-27522404

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POST OF THE DAY: 100 Smart Ways to Invest Your Time When You’re Unemployed

Post provide to apprenticeshipblog.com by http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com June 10th, 2012 by Staff Writers Unemployment can strike unexpectedly and leave you feeling frustrated, stressed out, and upset. Yet it doesn’t have to be an entirely bad experience. Aside from the financial woes it might create, unemployment can sometimes be a blessing in disguise, helping you take care […]

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St Mungo’s leaves Work Programme after failing to receive any referrals

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/go/news/article/1131555/st-mungos-leaves-work-programme-failing-receive-referrals/ St Mungo’s leaves Work Programme after failing to receive any referrals By David Ainsworth, Third Sector Online, 14 May 2012 St Mungo’s helps the homeless The homelessness charity is the latest third sector organisation to pull out of the back-to-work scheme The homelessness charity St Mungo’s has withdrawn from the Work Programme because it […]

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Report on the Work Programme

The Public Accounts Committee has published its interim report on the Work Programme.  There’s some approval, mainly for the speed with which it was implemented, the “greater flexibility” it allows and the way it transfers risk away from the taxpayer.  (See the BBC’s report.)  But there are also major criticisms, as the Telegraph highlights.  “One […]

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Boris backs cut price travel for apprentices

By Ruth McKee LONDON mayoral candidate Boris Johnson has pledged that apprentices working in the capital will get the same cheap travel entitlements as full-time students if he succeeds in his re-election bid. On a visit to a chemical plant in Brimsdown, the incumbent mayor told the Advertiser that if re-elected, apprentices, who are currently […]

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