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Mid-Career Unemployment Rises by 41% as Report Finds Lifetime Skills Guarantee Leaves 1.1m Behind

A report from The @WorkFoundation and @TotaljobsUK has found that 1.1m mid-career workers (aged 25-49) won’t be able to access the government’s flagship Lifetime Skills Guarantee (LSG) when it launches on Thursday (1 April).

Two-thirds of Grads concerned about career prospects with half citing remote working as key factor

New research from leading graduate careers website Milkround reveals that almost two-thirds (62%) of graduates are concerned that the pandemic will negatively impact their future career development prospects, a sentiment which is shared by 55% of HR decision makers. Over half (53%) cite remote working as a specific concern and, as a result, over one in ten (11%) intend to stay in education for longer than previously planned, with over two thirds (64%) now planning on studying a master’s degree.

Gen Z concerned employers hire grads based on nepotism and physical appearance

UK students fear that physical appearance (58%), race and/or ethnicity (52%) and nationality (52%) have the greatest impact on recruitment decisions, a new survey from leading graduate careers website Milkround has revealed. The new findings highlight a clear discrepancy between how employers filter candidates and students and graduates’ experiences when applying for graduate roles. In fact, 81% of students and graduates believe that nepotism, whereby employers favour relatives or friends in hiring processes, remains a major factor when it comes to who is offered a job, despite just 6% of HR decision makers saying this is a factor.

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY: MILKROUND GIFTS THOUSANDS OF CARE PACKAGES TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

This week, leading graduate careers website Milkround is delivering nearly 3,000 care packages to university students in six cities across the UK, targeting cities which have been most affected by ongoing lockdown measures over the last few months.

FEWER GRADS FEEL UNIVERSITIES ARE PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE WORKPLACE THAN IN 2019 AS THEY ENTER TUMULTUOUS JOBS MARKET

Graduate jobs board @MilkroundOnline’s survey of nearly 3,000 students, graduates and young workers has revealed that 10% of the next generation of workers feel wholly unprepared for the workplace after their degree.

Coronavirus impact on Graduates securing jobs - just 18% of 2020 Graduates securing jobs compared to 60% in previous years

Research by @milkroundonline and @diginbox - #Coronavirus impacting Graduates looking for jobs: 18% of 2020 Graduates secure jobs compared to typically 60% securing jobs before leaving University.  Grad job concerns linked to Covid-19: Only 18% of students graduating this year have secured jobs and 60% of those are worried their position will be impacted

INTERNSHIPS ARE NOW FUNDAMENTAL FOR 83% OF NON-RUSSELL GROUP GRADUATES

New research has revealed that the most recent cohorts of non-Russell Group graduates (83% of those aged under 26) feel that they wouldn’t have been able to secure their first graduate role without an internship, compared to just 14% of their Russell Group contemporaries. Across generations, over half (55%) of non-Russell Group graduates wouldn’t have been able to secure their first graduate role without an internship, in comparison to just 46% of their Russell Group counterparts.

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