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Reflections on a Cogent summer placement with the BIA

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Developing Youth Talent

Having reached the end of a six week Cogent summer placement with the BIA as a Policy and Public Affairs Intern, Hana Janebdar, an Imperial College Biology student, reflects on her experience. Spending this summer as part of a trade association representing …

Fairy Godmothers, friendships and Friday Night Drinks: My year as a school leaver

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Any eighteen year old not going to uni will understand that sinking September feeling you get after finishing school.  I had a great summer celebrating and suddenly, like that September was at my door and people were off to University.  …

Skills for my future - my apprenticeship with Total Metal Products

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Investing in apprentices

Apprenticeships are changing. You can find out more about our work on apprenticeships at I knew from an early point in year 10 that ‘A’ levels and university was not the route I wished to take when looking for a …

More opportunities for our young people must be “baked into the cake”

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It will be no surprise to anyone that this week’s Employment Outlook Report, produced by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, spells out more doom and gloom in an already ailing labour market. Commenting on the report, Holger …