Category Archives: Employment

University challenge: why students must be brutal when choosing their degree

New students are just shaking off their hangovers from Freshers Week, but for their parents the worry about how to pay for university has only just begun. So this may be a good time to remind ourselves of the ‘great … Continue reading

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Another victim of intergenerational warfare speaks out; inspiring words for the downtrodden young

On Thursday 14th August, newspaper readers found themselves wondering whether 20 somethings represent the “complacent generation”, thanks to an article which criticised the fantastical mentality of young bloggers. It was yet another futile missive in the phoney intergenerational war, which … Continue reading

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The REAL impact of London’s housing crisis on young workers–and our economy

Young workers could leave London in their droves due to its housing crisis – but this situation might present a silver lining to other regions in the UK iona bain Recently, a Panorama programme and spate of new statistics were … Continue reading

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Why younger workers (and our economy) would benefit from flexible working

by iona bain It may have only been a year ago but, for many people, the London Olympics seems like a dim and distant dream. But will the notion of flexible working, which briefly flourished during this period, live longer … Continue reading

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Is the British economy back on track for young people?

Yesterday’s news that Britain is technically out of recession was interpreted as a shred of good news in otherwise gloomy times. So is the outlook improving for young people? Only if we’re really getting to grips with the housing crisis… … Continue reading

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British jobs for young British workers? It’s the housing crisis that is holding back our generation

PRET A MANGER HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO TARGET YOUNG BRITS FOR 550 NEWLY CREATED JOBS. BUT WHEN RENTS ARE THIS HIGH AND WAGES ARE THIS LOW, YOUNG BRITISH WORKERS CANNOT COMPETE WITH FOREIGN WORKERS. Are they looking elsewhere? by … Continue reading

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Getting the graduate job you want

WITH YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT SO HIGH, IT HAS NEVER BEEN TOUGHER FOR GRADUATES ON THE HUNT FOR A JOB – sam wright at wikijob.co.uk SHARES HIS TIPS on HOW TO TARGET THE RIGHT EMPLOYERS, MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND GET THE … Continue reading

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