Advice for parents about the career options for their children


Top US universities lure bright UK students

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

New research from the Fulbright Commission (which promotes educational exchanges between the US and the UK) reveals that the number of British undergraduates who went to study at American universities increased yet again last year.

Young people ‘rejecting the 9-5’, warns youth charity

Friday, 13 December 2013

According to new research from national youth volunteering charity vInspired, the economic situation and advances in online technology are helping to turn young people away from nine-to-five jobs.

Where students’ salary aspirations are highest

Thursday, 12 December 2013

A new survey from global employer branding specialist Universum has identified the countries where students have the highest salary expectations on leaving university

Vocational skills ‘essential’ in preparing for work

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

In a poll of over 1,000 businesses commissioned by the Edge Foundation and City & Guilds, nearly three-quarters (72%) of employers said they regarded vocational skills as essential to improving the skills of young people and preparing them for the world of work.

New partnership to support disadvantaged school-leavers

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

Student advice organisation Push has teamed up with leading professional services firm KPMG to launch an innovative initiative combining corporate social responsibility, targeted recruitment and third-sector expertise.

IT employers target female undergraduates

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

TARGETjobs Events recently held the fifth in their series of ‘IT’s not just for the boys!’ events at the London offices of Bloomberg

Top Universities enter clearing

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Two-thirds of Britain’s top universities are involved in making places available through the clearing system following the introduction of changes to recruitment rules allowing institutions more freedom to recruit top students.

Don’t rush your decisions in clearing – ask for advice

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Careers advice experts warned that many students risked choosing the wrong course through clearing after rushing decisions about available vacancies because of the worry of not securing a place at all and recommended getting professional advice before finally accepting an offer they might live to regret.

Parents don’t understand the value of apprenticeships

Thursday, 15 August 2013

According to a recent report on a survey carried out by the Association of Accounting Technicians, nearly two-thirds (63%) of parents don’t understand apprenticeships well enough to explain them to their children and 81% don’t realise that higher apprenticeships are equal to a foundation degree and, in some cases, even a bachelor’s degree.

Apprenticeships a valid alternative to university says government minister

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Apprenticeships are fast becoming the norm for young people who want an alternative to going to university, says a government minister.

Higher apprentices make the 'most employable' young people

Thursday, 11 April 2013

A study by ICM Research shows that former apprentices are outpacing their peers when it comes to being fit for the workplace, with employers in England rating qualified apprentices as 15 per cent more employable than those with other qualifications.

A high fibre breakfast can equal high academic performance

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Westminster University survey on students’ breakfast habits found that 90% of the highest achieving students eat breakfast before 9am every morning, and 80% wake up before 8am to eat breakfast.

NEET group ‘unable to cope with life’

Friday, 04 January 2013

A report into the emotional wellbeing of Britain’s young people has revealed that poverty, unemployment and a lack of life chances have left one in ten 16 to 25-year-olds feeling they cannot cope with day-to-day life.