No more government pole dancing courses as funding for training axed

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 12:33 -- nick

More than 5,000 training courses are to lose funding as the government cuts the money it provides.

These courses are of "low value" according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and do not warrant public support.

Those cut include balloon artistry, self-tanning and instructing pole fitness - the 'art' of pole dancing for health.

Skills minister Matthew Hancock said the aim was to make the courses focused more on the needs of employers, as well as ensuring there was a more reliable route into work:

Unemployed young want to work, but a third fear they never will

Tue, 16/07/2013 - 19:39 -- nick

Nine out of ten young people who aren't in employment, education or training want to work, but a third of them believe that they will never be given the chance.

A survey by lecturers' union UCU showed the cost youngsters were paying by dropping out of society, with more than a third (37%) saying that they rarely leave the house, a third experiencing depression and 15% reporting that they had mental health problems.

Weekly jobs board: 83,000 opportunities available now

Thu, 20/06/2013 - 14:43 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror’s Get Britain Working campaign.

This week’s board has over 83,000 jobs available now, based across the UK at a range of levels including entry, supervisory, management and technical, and in a wide range of industries.

These include retail, sales, customer service, catering, car rental, fitness and others, so why not click below to find out more?

Just graduated - what next?

Mon, 10/06/2013 - 11:51 -- nick

Have you just graduated or are about to? Struggling to know what to do next, and where to start looking for work?

This is a difficult time for those who haven't prepared their next move before they left university, but help is at hand.

Two articles published today could help.

Recent graduate Libby Page in The Guardian has written about the fears she has, and what she is thinking of doing next.

Get Britain Working: 39,000 jobs and training places available now

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 17:53 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror's Get Britain Working campaign, which releases information every week on the best ways into rewarding careers.

This week's jobs board has more than 39,000 jobs and training places available, with opportunities across the country.

Jobs are available in retail, including at Holland and Barrett and Kiddicare, while British Gas has 1,400 training opportunities.

Go to the jobs board

British Gas to recruit 1,000 young people

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 12:07 -- nick

British Gas has announced plans to create 1,000 new skilled jobs for young unemployed people over the next three years.

The jobs will be created through a partnership between leading environment charity Global Action Plan, British Gas and Accenture, the management consultancy.

The plan follows a recent report by the Work Foundation which found that, since the start of the recession, youth unemployment in the UK has risen faster than any other G8 nation.

Jobs board - who is recruiting right now?

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 13:46 -- nick

The Mirror has put out its latest weekly jobs board showing who is hiring right now and how to contact them.

The big new opportunities this week are:

T.G.I. Fridays

The restaurant chain is recruiting 600 new workers at all levels, in kitchen, waiting, bar work and management, nationwide and at 6 new restaurants.

To apply click here


Microsoft to create 300,000 training and work opportunities

Thu, 08/11/2012 - 12:48 -- nick

Computing company Microsoft is to create 300,000 training and work opportunities in the UK to help combat high youth unemployment.

The scheme is directly targeted at 16-24 year olds, who have been hit hard by the recession, with more than 20% unemployed.

The company will provide:

Work and training employment plans needed says author

Fri, 07/09/2012 - 12:42 -- nick

One solution to unemployment is "real work and real training" says the social entrepreneur and author Colin Crooks, who gives his views on how to get everyone, not just young people, back to work.

Unemployment is a much more profound issue than politicians like to admit.

It's especially concentrated in deprived areas that they seem to ignore; where people have no voice. Just focussing on youth unemployment is to my mind a big mistake.



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