Five top ideas for students to get on the career ladder

For students finishing their degrees, it can be hard to get started on their career. Here are five tips to help you get started.


More than a third of students and graduates want to start work in SMEs

Small businesses in the UK hold more attraction to students and graduates than larger companies, new research reveals.


What might the future hold for students five years on from their graduation?

Five years after graduation, 79 per cent of 2008/09 female graduates were in further study, sustained employment or both compared to 76 per cent of men.

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Students believe employers expect too much from school leavers

Nearly one in three (30 per cent) 16-18 year olds expect to wait over a year to secure a job after leaving full-time education, according to a study.


Tens of thousands of undergraduates running their own businesses

UK students currently run more than 52,000 companies, research finds.


Small businesses unimpressed with young talent pool 

Company owners feel that young people are not ready for the workplace upon leaving the education system, finds research.


Students seek workplace education 

Students want universities to better explain how to develop important workplace competencies, according to a survey.


Businesses need to support students

Business must show more support for young people following the tuition fee rises, says an employers group.


Work experience can help small businesses, experts claim

Taking on students for work experience placement years can bring benefits to small businesses, executives say.


Placements pump SMEs with latest know-how

SMEs could benefit from an undergraduate work placement scheme designed to tackle a problem or a new opportunity which a smaller business may not have the time, resources or in-house skills to deal with.

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