Young British engineers, plumbers and builders have been hailed as heroes and heroines having battled to a fantastic finish at the ‘Skills Olympics’ – WorldSkills 2013 in Leipzig, Germany.
How to get an apprenticeship
With millions of TV viewers tuning in to the latest series of The Apprentice,Michael Cheary at reed.co.uk explains all you need to know about apprenticeships, and how to secure one.
Careers at sea
As young people start their first days at college, Staff at Clyde Marine Training share their top ten pearls of wit and wisdom
Making construction a career of choice
Careers advice in UK schools can be hit or miss. The Chartered Institute of Building has been campaigning to improve the guidance young people receive and the access they have to a professional career.
UCAS website for teenagers
A new website – created by UCAS – which lets young people apply for courses ranging from A level Maths to an Apprenticeship in Plumbing, has received over 23,000 visitors since launching on 1 October.
Free website shows how post code lottery affects young people’s futures
A website capturing whether 18-year-olds across England are likely to be in education, employment or training based on their post codes has been launched following research by the University of Sheffield.
Unemployed youths are descending on Wandsworth Borough at 9am Tuesday 27th March 2012 to take part in the UK’s first employment boot camp.
Buck the trend with an apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are an excellent alternative for young people who have perhaps been put off going to university, want a more practical education or an alternative to traditional employment options.
39% of UK employers plan to add new employees in 2011 with a mix of full-time, part-time, contract or temporary workers and interns. Technology is the number one area cited for hiring.
Official figures show rise in apprenticeships
Figures released from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) show apprenticeships on the increase, with 442,700 courses beginning in the 2010/11 academic year.