Category Archives: Placements

Change lives for the better by giving kids with learning difficulties a chance; change your organisation for the better

I want to start with an uncomfortable fact. According to government figures, fewer than 7% of people with learning difficulties in the UK are in paid employment. This compares to 36% of people with disabilities (not that this is anything to shout about). … Continue reading

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Only 7% of students with learning difficulties find employment. What a waste. What an opportunity.

At last week’s TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, the audience was not asked to put their hands in their pockets for the night’s good cause, they were asked to do something much more important. They were asked to give children … Continue reading

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Gender confidence gap evident amongst first year students

I’m writing this on Transfer Deadline Day, so apologies if I have to break off periodically to announce that an already-rich-as-Croesus footballer has moved from one money-making corporate entity to another, to the immense satisfaction of his agent and the … Continue reading

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Social mobility. Law firms work together to lead the way

Both AGR and TARGETjobs introduced new awards in the last year to highlight good practice in the area of social mobility recruitment. The AGR award was won by Allen & Overy and there were four law firms on the TARGETjobs … Continue reading

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Social mobility. We all think it’s fair enough. But do we want it so badly that we will change the habits of a lifetime?

Social mobility. It’s good, isn’t it? If you disagree, I would stop reading now otherwise you’ll get as riled as a unemployed Muslim asylum-seeker reading the Daily Mail. Which is to say very riled indeed. I would hope that the … Continue reading

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