A report from The @WorkFoundation and @TotaljobsUK has found that 1.1m mid-career workers (aged 25-49) won’t be able to access the government’s flagship Lifetime Skills Guarantee (LSG) when it launches on Thursday (1 April).
New research from leading graduate careers website Milkround reveals that almost two-thirds (62%) of graduates are concerned that the pandemic will negatively impact their future career development prospects, a sentiment which is shared by 55% of HR decision makers. Over half (53%) cite remote working as a specific concern and, as a result, over one in ten (11%) intend to stay in education for longer than previously planned, with over two thirds (64%) now planning on studying a master’s degree.
UK students fear that physical appearance (58%), race and/or ethnicity (52%) and nationality (52%) have the greatest impact on recruitment decisions, a new survey from leading graduate careers website Milkround has revealed. The new findings highlight a clear discrepancy between how employers filter candidates and students and graduates’ experiences when applying for graduate roles. In fact, 81% of students and graduates believe that nepotism, whereby employers favour relatives or friends in hiring processes, remains a major factor when it comes to who is offered a job, despite just 6% of HR decision makers saying this is a factor.
This week, leading graduate careers website Milkround is delivering nearly 3,000 care packages to university students in six cities across the UK, targeting cities which have been most affected by ongoing lockdown measures over the last few months.
Graduate jobs board @MilkroundOnline’s survey of nearly 3,000 students, graduates and young workers has revealed that 10% of the next generation of workers feel wholly unprepared for the workplace after their degree.
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