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“SMEs Regret Graduate Hires”

Small business owners are turning their backs on the graduate employee market and instead choosing to hire school leavers and other non-graduates, a new survey has found. The study by DealJungle.com <http://www.DealJungle.com&gt;  a money saving site targeting SMEs, found that a majority of small business owners who had hired graduates in the past found that … Continue reading

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“Exams are failing our students. There is an alternative”

A network of chartered assessors would give validity and public credibility to the system of assessment by teachers Michael Gove has failed to set in motion a major review of assessment and examinations. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Michael Gove has carried out a major review of the national curriculum and has asked Ofqual … Continue reading

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“UK trails Poland and Bulgaria on adults educated to at least GCSE standard”

Lecturers’ union says European data shows Britain risks languishing in ‘mid-table obscurity’ due to rising cost of learning Students get their results at Parrs Wood Sixth Form in Didsbury, Manchester. The UK is 19th on a list of European countries ranked by adults with a minimum of GCSE-level education. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian … Continue reading

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“Student loans: entry fees”

The likely appointment of Professor Les Ebdon at Offa is a step in the right direction – but does not solve the underlying problem University entrance is in a mess. It is a mess that is damaging to individual students whose potential is wasted, and damaging to an economy which cannot compete without an expanding, … Continue reading

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“No bachelors required”

QuaTtlifying as a legal executive means you can become a lawyer without paying university tuition fees. But it probably isn’t for those chasing a big salary Original article by Alex Aldridge The hall at Inner Temple, one of the four inns of court. Legal executives now enjoy many of the same rights as barristers and … Continue reading

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“Graduate unemployment levels on a par with school leavers”

Latest data shows 25% of 21-year-olds who left university with a degree in 2011 were unemployed compared with 26% of 16-year-olds with GCSEs A graduate leaving university should earn an average of £1.6m over a 45-year career compared to £1m for an 18-year-old over a 48-year career. Photograph: Colin McPherson/Corbis Graduates leaving university found it … Continue reading

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21st Century Soviet: A post war agenda “The treaties that merged Europe into the NEW SOVIET”

T he European Union is based on the rule of law. This means that every action taken by the EU is founded on treaties that have been approved voluntarily and democratically by all EU member countries. For example, if a policy area is not cited in a treaty, the Commission cannot propose a law in … Continue reading

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BBC “Ernest & Young: degree from a good university was no longer a guarantee of getting a job.”

Students: ‘Better at cracking jokes than taking risks’ By Hannah RichardsonBBC News education reporter Students face tough competition when they enter the jobs market Continue reading the main story Students are good at making friends and cracking jokes, but are poor at managing time and taking risks, a survey suggests. Research into 1,000 UK students’ … Continue reading

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“NETWORK RAIL APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME”

Description Three year engineering apprenticeships for either Track, Signalling, Electrification & Plant, Telecoms and Overhead Line. First year is based at Royal Navy base in Portsmouth. Second and Third years will be based at chosen delivery units. Applicants must have 4 GCSEs or equivalent (A* to C) and must include Maths, English and one Science. … Continue reading

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“APPRENTICE INSURER”

Vacancy from Employer Reference: Please include job reference number in email. SOC Code: 4150 Wage £3.90 PER HOUR Hours MONDAY TO FRIDAY Location LONDON SE1 Duration Permanent Date posted 06 February 2012 Closing date 29 February 2012 Pension details No details held Description This is an Apprenticeship. Handling claims made against household and motor insurance … Continue reading

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