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Alumni Management using your CRM

Alumni are a truly valuable asset, don't lose your relationship with them! Alumni are a huge asset to any academic institution.  As well as brand ambassadors, they are potential recruiters for new graduates; as well as a significant source of revenue through donations...

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Customer Update: City College Plymouth

We recently revisited City College Plymouth to carry out some required updates to their Dynamics 365 Education system. They have had our product for about a year now, and as part of our Customer Success Programme, we made some system improvements to help them get the...

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‘Work from home’ jobs increase by 27% in two years

In 2017, there were 147K jobs advertised over the whole of the UK where the employer indicated that the role can be based remotely or where working from home is possible on a full time or part time basis. This is a 27% increase on 2015. As the number of companies...

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Jobs at risk of automation in the UK

When watching sci-films it’s interesting to see how writers and directors imagine our world to be in 20, 50 or 100 years from now. These films often drive technological advancement by sowing the seed in the minds of the young inventors of the future. What about our...

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Digital Skills… Meeting Employer Demand

As a partner to over 300 users of the Labour Insight real time skills data application, we are often asked about the growing demand digital skills, and the issues this causes employers. A recent survey, by the British Chamber of Commerce highlights the impact this is...

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Time for Britain to face up to its post-Brexit skills shortage

A new and dramatic wrinkle seems to be added to the process of Brexit talks every week. But rumbling underneath the political positioning are some fundamental problems for business. Perhaps the most startling challenge is the prospect of a cavernous skills gap. A lot...

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Is the cost of getting a degree worth it?

With the number of young people planning on going to university falling to its lowest level in eight years, universities are having to work even harder to recruit. Tuition fees in England are now the highest in the world, and set to rise further over the next few...

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Developing an employer engagement strategy in 4 easy steps

Employer engagement in further education covers a large area. From employer’s visits and job fairs to providing careers advice, to apprenticeships, traineeships and work placement. Employers can also provide valuable feedback on the current curriculum and what they...

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Labour market insight: Pilots & Cabin Crew

Monday’s news about Monarch entering administration shocked many of us.  The glamorous image conjured by the airline industry is at odds with the reality that has left an estimated 110,000 British holidaymakers stranded, and 2,100 employees out of work. Questions are...

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