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Win a taste of Ritz and glamour
22nd May 2013, 15:00
The Hospitality Guild has launched an online competition offering one lucky winner the chance to go behind the scenes at luxury hotel The Ritz for an all-expenses-paid week of work experience. To be in the running, entrants just need to answer two questions and take the ‘Personality Test’ on the new Hospitality Guild web portal, which helps them to learn about the roles that suit their skills and interests. Three applicants will be shortlisted from the entrants...
Workfare placements must be made public
20th May 2013, 15:59
At the end of a fifteen-month Freedom of Information case, Judge David Marks QC has ruled that the Department of Work and Pensions must publish the names of businesses, charities and other organisations that have taken on hundreds and thousands of unemployed people, many of whom have had to work there unpaid, as a condition of continuing receiving benefits. The ruling applies to all three of the Department's main employment programmes: the Work Programme, the Work...
Gove's new GCSE idea
20th May 2013, 10:01
Already planning to overhaul GCSEs in 2015 by instigating end-of-course exams as opposed to the current module system, Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove said grades could be replaced by a number-based system. Mr Gove was asked yesterday by an education select committee how he would avoid a "collapse" in the number of top grades as pupils and teachers adjusted to the new-style GCSE exams. "The plan that's likely, though not definitive",...
School and college leaver opportunities with PwC
20th May 2013, 09:21
If you want to jump straight in to the world of work and business, we’re the best place to start your career. As we know that your career is just that; yours. You choose it. You live it. You make it happen. To get the best from it, you need the best opportunities. And opportunities are at the heart of what we do. Our offer to you... · To be part of the world’s leading professional services network · Work directly with big name clients where...
Our new learning and development programme Pioneer launches!
17th May 2013, 15:13
The new Pioneer programme has now been launched to the business, which allows managers to complete a foundation degree. The Level 5 programme was announced earlier this week, as 21 of the our colleages celebrated achieving a Level 4 Certificate in Professional Development awarded by Coventry University. This was the first group to achieve this qualification, many will be among those who will be able to go on to complete a foundation degree in the future. Pioneer programme...
Following the launch of a unique challenge for young budding creatives to design and develop a brand new app or game for the National Apprenticeship Service, there’s just one week to go to submit entries. The challenge, which will culminate in a prototype Facebook app or game being launched in August, offers the chance for developers aged 16-24 to receive up to £13,000 of funding to turn their ideas into reality. The ‘Can you hack it as an apprentice’...
ANOTHER NEW ‘ALL-STAR’ GIVEN A JOB WITH WORTON KELLY ESTATE AGENTS
17th May 2013, 11:38
Next generation property recruiters, Estate Agency All-Stars, have successfully placed yet another ‘All-Star’ candidate, this time with West Bromwich-based estate agency group, Worton Kelly. Having sailed through the extensive All-Stars application process, which includes a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with co-founder, Alex Worton, Damien Bracey, 22, was immediately offered the role of Senior...
ALL-STAR’ PLACED WITH GIBBS GILLESPIE
16th May 2013, 13:44
Innovative new property recruiter, Estate Agency All-Stars, is pleased to announce the successful placement of ‘All-Star’ Charlotte Delph with multi award winning estate agents Gibbs Gillespie. Having successfully negotiated the All-Stars application process, which included a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with owner Paul Gillespie, Charlotte Delph, 20 was offered the role of Trainee Lettings...
Student Academic Experience Survey results raise questions
16th May 2013, 11:27
The 2013 Student Academic Experience Survey, produced by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Which? Magazine, raises questions over university standards and whether students are being pushed hard enough. Some students, the survey finds, are studying for forty hours or more each week, while others are only working for half that time. On average, student workload totals thirty hours a week, which is 25% less than the time specified by official university guidelines....
Last day to enter Work Experience of a Lifetime competition
16th May 2013, 11:25
The LifeSkills Work Experience of a Lifetime competition closes today. It offers 14 to 19 year olds the chance to win work experience prizes such as: A trip to Facebook HQ in California Shadowing the manager of a Barclays Premier League football club Working with "Apprentice" star Karren Brady Learning how to become a broadcast presenter with Jameela Jamil Developing business skills and confidence with Nails Inc founder Thea Green Producing a broadcast...
Apprentices working over and above contracted hours
16th May 2013, 11:02
The National Apprenticeship Service is looking into claims of apprentices working "over and above their contracted hours". According to UnionLearn, the learning and skills organisation of the Trades Union Congress, apprenticeship contracts are being broken by apprentices who do their contracted hours in the workplace and then do their studying on top of those hours, unpaid. It was mainly with thirty-hour contract apprenticeships according to a UnionLearn spokesperson....
TWO NEW ‘ALL-STARS’ GIVEN JOBS WITH STREETS AHEAD ESTATE AGENTS
16th May 2013, 10:00
London, 8 March 2013 -- Innovative new property recruiter, Estate Agency All-Stars, is pleased to announce the successful placement of two more ‘All-Stars’, this time with Croydon-based estate agency group, Streets Ahead. Having successfully negotiated the All-Stars application process, which included a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with owner, Bob Hay, Navin Sauboorah, 25, and Givoanni Lark,...
FIRST ‘ALL-STAR’ OFFERED JOB WITH LAWRENCE RAND ESTATE AGENTS
16th May 2013, 09:57
London, 1 March 2013 – Innovative new property recruiter, Estate Agency All-Stars, is pleased to announce the successful placement of its first ‘All-Star’ with Ruislip-based estate agents, Lawrence Rand. Having successfully negotiated the All-Stars application process, which included a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with owner, Peter Lawrence, Marco Moloudi, 22, was offered the role of...
CILEx and IPS disappointed at Will Writing decision
16th May 2013, 09:43
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and its regulatory body ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) have today expressed disappointment at the Government’s decision to not accept the recommendation of the Legal Services Board (LSB) to include Will Writing within the scope of regulation. The decision failed to recognise both the evidence provided by the LSB in support of the application, and the attempts over the last decade to voluntarily regulate will writers...
Britain’s Got Talent!
16th May 2013, 09:22
Hundreds of youngsters are making a name for themselves having joined an apprenticeship scheme from school as former classmates struggle to find work despite earning a degree. More UK engineering and manufacturing firms are growing their own talent, which is creating opportunities for young people to get on and progress quickly up the career ladder. And a recent Government survey found an Apprenticeship makes a young person ‘more employable’ than those with...
Wanted: creative and digital media skills
14th May 2013, 11:24
By Claire Sully, on May 9, 2013 I run a digital marketing agency based in Bristol and Somerset and finding new recruits with the right skills, talent and attitude is challenging. In fact it is widely accepted amongst many digital media businesses in this region that recruitment is a nightmare. Creating a platform for new talent to emerge, to be inspired, learn industry skills is the first step to solving a big problem. With industry colleagues from Icon Films and supported...
PMA graduate achieves her dream editorship
14th May 2013, 01:17
Farzana Ali was in the PMA class of 2005. She emailed this week to tell us she has reached the giddy heights of editing a top IPC title. She is the Lifestyle Specials Editor at NOW Magazine. She is so grateful for the faith we had in her all those years ago that she would make it to the top. She writes: "Thank you for all your help and encouraging me that PMA was the right place for me! I remember Keith saying to me that one day he could see me as an editor and that's...
JOURNALISM OPEN DAY 13 JUNE AT THE PRESS ASSOCIATION
14th May 2013, 00:01
Find out about how to build a career in the media without having to take a univeristy degree first. This autumn PMA is launching a new fast-track Post A-level diploma course based on its award-winning postgraduate programme. The course leads to a guaranteed apprenticeship with a magazine or website.... so long as you pass. We're based at The Press Association, the UK's leading press agency and multimedia content provider. You will learn alongside some of the UK's...
Traineeships launched at last
13th May 2013, 15:40
Eleven months after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that details on the new traineeship scheme would be launched "soon", Skills Minister Matthew Hancock yesterday revealed their framework. Originally, traineeships were proposed to help people aged between 16 and 24 acquire the skills and attitudes to help get them into work. In the past eleven months, though, things have changed: traineeships will be rolled out this August, but only for people...
The BBC today announced a new technology and engineering apprentice scheme, the BBC Technology Apprenticeship, to address a critical technology skills shortage in the broadcast sector. Funded by BBC Technology and the government’s Employer Ownership Skills Pilot, the scheme, with the participation of a number of industry partners, aims to produce 100 highly skilled, experienced and employable graduate level apprentices over eight years to meet growing industry demand....