University is not the only way to success

This recent article looks at whether going to university is right for all and some of the alternatives on offer.  It has high praise for schemes which combine work and study, such as sponsored degrees.  The skills learned whilst working are very desirable and there is...

School leavers vs Graduates

This interesting FT article weighs up hiring school leavers rather than hiring graduates.  An interesting read for anyone still undecided about whether to persue sponsored study or go to...

Close Brothers

The Programme: A structured yet tailor-made three year programme, working across the Banking division within a variety of lending areas and business locations.  Personalised training and development, including one-on-one mentoring and exposure to people in all parts...

University is a waste of time?

At a debate at Oxford University this week the former head of Harrow School argued that University should not be the default option for everyone.  He put forward the case that many could benefit from gaining more work experience.  Read more on the...

Is university acceptance linked to family imcome?

A recent article suggests that top universities still only have small percentages of students from low income families.  Maybe students are put off by the high fees and aren’t applying.  Surely cmore comapnies will now begin to see the benefits of sponsored...