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Government advisor suggests ways to lower number of disabled NEETS
Published:  24 June 2011

Government advisor suggests ways to lower number of disabled NEETS

A senior advisor to the Department for Employment has suggested education and training providers can help reduce the number of disabled people not in education, employment or training (NEETs).
 
Employers 'are positive about young people'
Published:  23 June 2011

Employers 'are positive about young people'

Businesses benefit from the fresh ideas of young people, employers agree.
 
Volunteering 'can benefit young people'
Published:  23 June 2011

Volunteering 'can benefit young people'

Disengaged young people could re-enter education through volunteering, it has been claimed.
 
Virgin chief executive calls for a-levels to be taught in schools
Published:  23 June 2011

Virgin chief executive calls for a-levels to be taught in schools

The chief executive of Virgin Trains has called for degrees and A-levels to be taught in the workplace rather than in schools.
 
Seven UK Universities to change degree classification systems
Published:  23 June 2011

Seven UK Universities to change degree classification systems

Seven UK universities are formulating plans to change their honours degree classification system to the US grade-point average model.
 
Quarter of firms 'pay those on work experience'
Published:  22 June 2011

Quarter of firms 'pay those on work experience'

A new study has shown that 28 per cent of employers pay their work experience staff.
 
 Work experience 'vital in the construction industry'
Published:  22 June 2011

Work experience 'vital in the construction industry'

Work experience offers knowledge of the industry, construction experts said.
 
Welfare to work trade body appoints new chairman
Published:  22 June 2011

Welfare to work trade body appoints new chairman

The trade body representing the welfare to work sector has appointed a new chairman.
 
Ethnic minorities 'should be encouraged to apply to top universities'
Published:  21 June 2011

Ethnic minorities 'should be encouraged to apply to top universities'

BME students need the support to apply for top universities, a peer has said.
 
Association of Learning Providers changes name to focus on contribution to employment
Published:  21 June 2011

Association of Learning Providers changes name to focus on contribution to employment

A trade body representing 600 learning providers has changed its name to reflect its members’ role in helping people to find work.
 
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