‘Master’ computing teachers recruited to train others

  • January 22, 2014

The aim is to give pupils the right skills for the jobs of the future A network of 400 “master” computer science teachers is being recruited to deliver a new computer science curriculum in schools across England. These specialist teachers will train teachers in other schools and provide resources for teachers to use in class. […]

UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

  • January 22, 2014

UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1% Ed Miliband claims “life’s getting harder” as he clashes with David Cameron over the economy The UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1%, close to the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates. The number of people out of work fell […]

Graduate job prospects best since 2007 as public sector leads recruitment

  • January 20, 2014

Job prospects for the class of 2014 – graduating this summer – are as rosy as at any time since the start of the recession, new figures indicate Statistics show an 8.7 per cent rise in the number of graduate vacancies, taking employment levels back to the year before the recession began to bit. Job […]

Police recruiting chief says force needs positive discrimination

  • January 20, 2014

Alex Marshall says new legislation may be needed to boost black and ethnic minority numbers. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Ima The chief constable overseeing police recruitment in England and Wales has warned ministers that they may need to change the law to allow forces in major cities to positively discriminate in favour of black […]