September 2017 | 106comms106comms

Social mobility: are employers doing enough?

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26th September 2017, 8 in the morning, the sun is shining, and we’re in the City of London hosting another 106 Breakfast Series event, this time on Social Mobility and Early Talent.  We were lucky enough to be joined by a couple of great speakers – Rachael Millar from the Social Mobility Commission, who talked […]Read more

Employers feeling rejected by graduates…

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The latest annual survey from the Institute of Student Employers (ISE – and formerly the AGR) revealed a continuation of recent trends… Apprenticeships continue to rise – the number of vacancies growing by 19%. Salaries continue to rise – to a median of £28,000. Video interviewing continues to rise – now 53% of employers use it, compared […]Read more

Parental Advice: should we just make our kids tougher?

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19th September.  The Deck at the National Theatre.  A clear night sky.  And the launch of EY’s strategy to improve careers advice.  We had a panel of Sarah Beeny (property presenter), Steve Bartlett (head of Social Chain), Lee Janaway (Harrow College), LJ (from Youth Employment UK) and Florentyne Barrett (Apprentice at EY).  All hosted by Jack Parsons […]Read more

Inclusion gets Royal approval – but will it change anything?

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For many years, the engineering profession has been talking about diversity – or, more to the point, the lack of it. Despite a whole series of initiatives and plenty of goodwill, what has actually changed? The profession has long highlighted the lack of women in the profession – yet only 9 per cent of professional […]Read more