News Digest #14: University of the Year, most popular companies to work for, graduate recruitment predicted to withstand recession

Sep 22, 2022 | Sector & policy

Student recruitment and development

For graduates, is it worth relocating to London to climb the corporate ladder? In a hybrid or remote-working world, is it worth it for a graduate to relocate to London, during a time of high inflation and spiralling energy bills, to increase their odds of climbing the corporate ladder?

Graduate recruitment predicted to withstand recession. Recruitment experts do not expect graduate recruitment to halt off despite the economy edging towards a recession. Currently, the Bank of England forecasts that the UK economy will soon enter into recession and stay there for over a year.

Labour Market

A new online tool can calculate how much talent loss actually costs a businesses. HR technology firm, Connectr, has today unveiled its candidate Renege and Decline Calculator, designed to provide businesses with visibility of the financial and operational implications of losing talent during the hiring process due to candidate dropouts, ghosting and declines.

Revealed: These are Britain’s most popular companies to work for. New research has revealed the top companies Brits want to work for the most. The data shared with City A.M. analysed the top searches for jobs and careers on Google, to see which private sector companies Brits are keenest to work for currently.


Oxford tops University of the Year league table for first time in 12 years ahead of St Andrews, Cambridge and LSE.

Record numbers have university places this year but ‘many still missing out’. Ucas said the number of 18-year-olds from the most disadvantaged areas in the UK accepted into university has reached an all-time high.

Teenagers from affluent areas suffer biggest drop in university places in a decade. Data released on Thursday reveal the squeeze on university places for middle-class teenagers.

‘There’s not much hope’: Irish youth look overseas as cost of living bites. Large numbers considering emigration amid prohibitively expensive housing, survey finds


Fury as college becomes first in Britain to introduce a four-day week because of energy crisis as it tells students to do homework on Friday instead to save on cost of heating classrooms.

How Britain has changed since Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953: Fewer children, fewer coal miners, less cabbage.

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