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UK Parents Increasingly Heading Back To The Workplace

The latest Office for National Statistics data reveals that UK parents are increasingly heading back to the workplace rather than staying at home to look after their children. In the early 1990s, the number of people who were reportedly looking after the home or family rather than looking for a full or part time job […]

50 Per Cent Of UK Staff Made Gaffes On Their 1st Day At Work

A new survey of close to 3,000 full and part time UK staff has shown that 50 per cent of workers felt that they had made a gaffe on their first day of work. Many of the first day blunders and mistakes are pretty familiar – such as arriving late or blurting out something stupid […]

Work & Pensions Secretary Encourages Teenagers To Get A Part Time Job

Work & Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has encouraged teenagers in the UK to get a part time job in order to prepare for the workplace in later life. Ms McVey, who has been Work & Pensions Secretary since the start of this year and who worked part time in a bistro as a teenager, said […]

4 In 5 UK Women Say A Flexible Job Would Be More Attractive

New research shows that more than 4 in 5 UK women think that flexible jobs are more attractive than traditional jobs which have fixed or rigid hours. The findings, carried out by conference call service provider Powwownow, reveal that 81 per cent of the female workforce in the UK say that some form of flexible […]

UK’s First Ever Part Time Apprenticeship Scheme By Virgin Media

Virgin Media is pioneering flexible careers at the entry level stage with the UK’s first ever part time apprenticeship scheme. The launch comes as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2018 and should help hundreds of young people to start a flexible part time career with a leading company. Virgin Media has been offering apprenticeships for […]

UK Mums Earning Less Because of Part Time Jobs Bias

New research has revealed how UK mums are earning less throughout their careers, at least part of which can be put down to the bias of part time work for their demographic. The UK gender pay gap has been pretty stubborn for many years and is still running at around 20 per cent. The new […]

A Third Of Gig Economy Workers Have Multiple Part Time Jobs

Just under a third of people working in the UK ‘gig economy’ say they are holding down multiple part time jobs according to new research by insurance specialist Zurich UK. The flexible gig economy, where temporary jobs and part time positions are the norm, gives some element of freedom for many people who can’t commit […]

Are Young People Prioritising Exams Over Part Time Jobs With Work Experience?

The number of young people under 16 with a part time job has dropped by 20 per cent since 2012, according to newly released figures. The statistics, released under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that the number of child work permits given to companies looking to employ under 16s in traditional ‘Saturday jobs’ has […]

A Third Of 50-64 Year Olds In The UK Now Unemployed

Worrying new figures from charity group ‘Centre for Ageing Better’ show that almost a third of UK people aged 50-64 are now out of work. That amounts to over three and a half million people, who often have bags of experience, being kept out of employment even though they frequently want to be back in […]

Pursuit Marketing To Offer Term-Time Only Jobs For Parents

Glasgow-based tech and IT specialist firm Pursuit Marketing has started a new programme which will offer term-only time jobs, thus hoping to attract more parents into the workplace on a part time basis. Apart from positions within the education sector itself, such as teaching, the 10 new term-time only jobs would appear to be the […]

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