Think it’s tough being a graduate? Spare a thought for those without a degree

Think it’s tough being a graduate? Spare a thought for those without a degree

AVERAGE UK YOUNG PERSON JOBLESS FOR TWO YEARS BEFORE THEIR 30th BIRTHDAY Now is not an easy time to be a job-seeking graduate – but new figures suggest that things are even bleaker for those who haven’t been to university. The latest figures are...
Graduates on benefits – strivers or skivers?

Graduates on benefits – strivers or skivers?

WHY ARE EDUCATED YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVING WELFARE PAYMENTS? Recently graduated – and claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, housing benefit or any other form of welfare ‘hand-out’? Do you consider yourself a striver – or a skiver? As the...
Work programme jobseekers denied compensation for docked benefits

Work programme jobseekers denied compensation for docked benefits

LAWYERS BLAST POLITICIANS’ SNEAKY “RETROACTIVE” LAW TO AVOID MASS PAY-OUTS The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is trying to rush a ‘retroactive’ law through parliament so the government can avoid paying £130m in benefit rebates to...
Costa swamped by 1,701 CVs… for just EIGHT jobs

Costa swamped by 1,701 CVs… for just EIGHT jobs

APPLICANTS INCLUDE GRADUATES, SAYS COFFEE CHAIN A new branch of Costa has been flooded with 1,701 CVs – for just eight shop-based jobs. In a startling reminder of the tough competition for jobs in 2013, the coffee chain revealed that applicants included numerous...
Poundland intern wins her case against the government!

Poundland intern wins her case against the government!

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES ARE ILLEGAL AND PARTICIPANTS CAN DEMAND BACK PAY, JUDGES RULE An intern who says she was forced to work for free at Poundland as part of a government scheme has won her appeal, leaving the coalition’s back-to-work schemes in tatters. Cait...
Graduates to earn less than apprentices, says employment minister Chris Grayling

Graduates to earn less than apprentices, says employment minister Chris Grayling

SHOCKING NEW TRIAL SCHEME WILL SEE GRADUATES MAKE JUST £1.87 AN HOUR Job-seeking graduates living in London are to be forced to work for three months unpaid in order to keep their benefits, the government has announced. That means they will be toiling for less than...