Two-thirds of businesses (69%) believe that secondary schools are not effective at preparing young people for work, according to a major new UK-wide survey of over 3,500 business and education leaders published today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), just hours before the latest national employment figures are published.
UKTI have announced a new scheme where young entrepreneurs can apply for help setting up their business in the UK. Successful applicants will receive a 12-month start-up support package including investment, mentoring and logistical help. The scheme is available to final year university students or those who graduated in 2011 or later.
Could your business work with universities to a greater degree? Central Bedfordshire Council is asking managers of local businesses to take part in a survey which begins on 19th August 2013.
Commenting on today’s A-Level results, John Wastnage, Employment and Skills Adviser at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
Innovative use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and entrepreneurship are a “matter of survival” for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to succeed online.
Bill Rammell takes over as Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire on 1 September.
The former Minister for Higher Education said making university accessible was at the core of his vision alongside improving student experience and expanding internationalisation.
University of Bedfordshire student Natalie Sibley has been crowned Student Employee of the Year. Natalie, aged 22, from Melksham, Wilts, is studying for an MSc in Tourism and Events Manager at the University and is also a part-time Recruitment Services Advisor.