With tuition fees at an all-time high, many school-leavers are looking for alternatives to further education. One such route is an apprenticeship or traineeship, both of which are becoming an increasingly popular way for young adults to enter the workplace.
We all know the extroverts in our business. They’re the confident, decisive, dynamic and outgoing ones who enjoy being leaders of the pack. You may well be one of them. Like introverts, they can make an invaluable contribution to a company’s success, but their strengths and skills need to be nurtured to get the very best out of them…
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The economic downturn has been tough for almost everyone, but if you’re a woman you might be feeling particularly hard done by. We look at the evidence and the hope that better times are ahead…
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Over the past year, a steady stream of surveys and reports has shown that women still face significant issues of pay inequality and discrimination in the workplace.
I’m lucky enough to work with some of the brightest and inspirational people in the UK through my company Operation Enterprise – youngtrepreneurs of all ages, academic abilities and backgrounds, who combine their college and school studies with developing their businesses.
When my team and I first walk in to a room packed with the next group of students ready to engage with our programmes, the excitement and enthusiasm