The National Union of Students, also known as NUS, is more than just an organisation set up for providing us students with a discount… It is an organisation set up for students to voluntary become the member of. NUS works with your University’s student Union to provide you with support and a voice as a student.
The aim of the NUS is to
“promote, defend and extend the rights of students and to develop and champion strong students’ unions” Continue reading →
• To be paid minimum wage
• Not to have unlawful deductions taken from wages
• Not to be discriminated against (based on protected grounds by the Equality Act 2010)
• To have paid holidays
• To have a limit on the amount of hours worked each week
• Not to be treated unfavourably after reporting any illegal activities happening at work (such as breaches of health and safety regulations)
Click on “Read More” to learn about more rights of Agency Workers. This is important! Continue reading →
When applying for a specific job and you don’t have the relevant employment experience to back yourself up, what do you do? The most appropriate solution for this is to have some voluntary work that relates to your career.
What is volunteering? It’s about giving your time to do something useful, without getting paid (apart from expenses). In return you get the intrinsic satisfaction of contributing to something you feel is worthwhile and which will be valued. In addition, it is a good way for students to enhance skills to all employers is looking for, such as communication.
EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, better known as The Erasmus Programme, is a student exchange programme that was introduced in 1987.
Since its introduction, many students have been given the opportunity to study, work and live in an array of interesting and exciting European countries. Indeed reports indicate that there are currently more than 4,000 Higher Education institutions participating in the Erasmus Programme, across the 33 countries involved in this Programme. Furthermore, over 2.2 million students have already taken part in the Erasmus Programme.
Sometimes finding a part time job might be easier by signing up with an agency. However, agency workers have their own set of rights, which differ from those of employees. To make matters more complicated, working for an agency does not automatically mean you are entitled to these rights.
Who is an agency worker? To be classes as an agency worker you must have a contract with an agency but work temporarily for an employer. When you do work for an employer, he/she must control your work, not the agency. You cannot be self-employed. If even one of these elements is missing, you will not be classed as an agency worker.
Since our launch this past October, we’ve been glad to help students of all stripes find the casual work that they need and enjoy, while at the same time give local London businesses the ability to hire flexible, smart and talented staff quickly. Now we’re turning the heads of a major UK newspaper. Continue reading →
At some point in your life you have or will come across the term ‘Trade Unions’. At times, they tend to generate a great amount of media exposure. If you have a job, your employer might have mentioned them. They are an important part of the employment market.
What are Trade Unions?
A Trade Union is an organisation created by workers for workers. Its main aim is to protect interests of its members within the workplace.
All Trade Unions are independent of any employer. Instead, they aim to develop close relationships with employers or even create partnerships. Continue reading →
If you’re new to the labour force and have never written your own CV before, it’s natural that you might be unsure where to start. This guide will go over the 4 main steps to write your CV: keep in mind that this process will be different from professional to professional, yet this guide will be very useful for first-timers.
Step 1: Make a list – if you’re not sure how to begin writing our CV, make a list of all of your qualifications and past experiences that may be relevant. Start with your level of education and previous jobs you’ve worked at, followed by your interests and extra-curricular activities you’ve done in the past. Then think of your key skills (check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our series on which skills are relevant to employers). Continue reading →
Do you aspire to be an entrepreneur? Perhaps you’d like to get to know our Director, Jack Tang, a little bit better? He was recently featured on Fidgit Box, a website that showcases young people who have set up their own businesses. Check out the video below: Continue reading →