Political and economic uncertainty takes toll on UK wage packets.

October 21, 2019 6:34 pm Published by

Data from global job search engine Jobrapido has found the majority of UK salaries (53 per cent) have suffered pay freezes or decreases over the past 12 months. Nearly a quarter of salaries (24 per cent) have frozen whilst nearly three in ten (29 per cent) have decreased. The research examined the salaries of more than 1.2 million jobs across more than 20 different industry sectors across the UK between the period of July 2018 to July 2019.  Those falling victim to stagnant salaries included employees working in sales/personal care and a wide range of management occupations. Those working in education, training, business and financial operations as well as computing and mathematical occupations have suffered and taken less in their... View Article

Less debt, better prospects: Why students work

October 3, 2019 5:46 pm Published by

As a new generation of students settle into university life, many will be prepared for years of hard work – not just studying, but part-time jobs. And for some, the employment can be as educational as the courses. Work experience certainly helped Hira Hanif overcome a rocky start to start a career that made her and her parents proud. The 29-year-old moved to the UK from Pakistan aged 12, and struggled with her English at school. She got E, F and G grades in her GCSEs, and she failed her A-levels, twice. She didn’t have the grades she needed to get to university – and instead had to spend two years sitting a vocational BTEC qualification first. Not wanting to... View Article