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Women still underrepresented in the UK

Women in the science, engineering and technology industries are still being underrepresented in the UK, according to a new report.

The research, from the UK Resource Centre for Women (UKRC), shows that women make up only 24 per cent of workers in these industries.

Annette Williams, of JIVE, a partnership led by UKRC, told onrec. read more...


IT firm recruiting A-level students

IT firm LogicaCMG has started recruiting A-level students due to the shortage of IT graduates available.

The firm says that despite the number of students looking for graduate IT jobs, it is hard to find the people with the relevant qualifications. read more...


FMB set to help construction apprentices

The government and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have joined together to set up a task force to organise apprenticeships in the construction industry.

Currently there are 10,000 young people, many of which are graduates, who can not find a contractor to take them on and finish their training. read more...


IT students 'should be learning business as well'

An IT company has called on universities to give students the best chance of getting graduate IT jobs by teaching them business skills as well as computer skills. read more...


BCS say IT graduates in high demand

The British Computer Society (BCS) has said that students studying computer science and other IT courses are needed by businesses, and not just for graduate IT jobs.

There is a lack of IT graduate posts and this could push up the average salary of people in graduate IT jobs, according to the BCS. read more...


Graduate opportunities may rise as engineering workload increases

The engineering and consultancy sector is enjoying increasing workloads, which could be good news for students looking for graduate engineering jobs, according to a report. read more...


Women in IT urged not to be 'one of the boys'

Women working in IT jobs and trying to break into the sector have been encouraged not to try and be "one of the boys".

The comments were made at the "Aiming for the top – how to be a successful woman in IT" event hosted by womenintechnology.co. read more...


ACE wants more graduate engineering jobs

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has called on MPs to look into skills shortages in the construction industry and to investigate the conduct of recruitment agencies in the sector. read more...


Research and development sector benefits from investment increase

Leading UK firms spent almost £21 billion on research and development (R&D) during 2006, an increase of nine per cent on the previous year, according to new government figures. read more...


Skills academy boost for graduate process industry recruitment

Graduates looking to pursue a career in the chemical, pharmaceutical and polymer industries could receive a boost following the government's announcement of a new National Skills Academy (NSA) for the industries. read more...

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