Jake Holyoak
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Catering for older people in the workplace

According to the U.S. jobs report which was released in July 2017, around 19 per cent of people aged 65 years old or over were working at least on a part-time basis during the second quarter of 2017. This is the highest employment to population ratio that has been recorded by this age group in 55 years. What’s more, the Labor Department’s good employment report has recently recorded that the number of individuals aged over 85 years old who are still working is increasing too.There is a very…See More
Aug 5
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

Are Apprenticeships and Graduate Schemes in Construction the Way Forward?

As our population continues to grow here in Britain, there’s a demand for a greater infrastructure. From commercial builds to support our booming business scene to the development of new homes to tackle the housing crisis nationwide, we need to prepare the future generation of construction workers to keep up demand while ensuring that skill shortages within the sector remains low. There are multiple ways that someone could enter the construction industry, but this has undergone a noticeable…See More
Aug 2
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

A North VS South uni comparison

Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England, has an estimated population of 300,000 people. The city, or the ‘Toon’ as it is referred to locally, is synonymous with culture, a welcoming atmosphere, and, unfortunately, rather poor weather.As of 2017, the two universities in the city, Newcastle University, and Northumbria University, boasted 23,000 and 26,000 students respectively. Taking those statistics into consideration, almost a sixth of the entire population in the city are students —…See More
Jul 30
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Side hustles – on the rise

Having one or more jobs these days is becoming more and more popular, with a whopping fifth of workers in the UK considering the opportunity predominantly the millennials.The term ‘side hustle’ was originally coined in the 1950s and is defined as ‘a way to make money from your passion, interest or hobby’. However, it’s said that the idea of supplemental work has…See More
Jun 4
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

Teaching tech to the elderly

It’s common knowledge that those born before the technology surge naturally struggle with some of the new innovations, and understandably so.Maplewave, whose revolutionary customer experience software which has transformed the way in which we do our shopping, have lent their expertise on how we can provide a helping hand when it comes to the elderly learning technology.Grasping new technologyIt’s easy for the younger generations to grasp new…See More
Jun 2
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

Side hustles – on the rise

Having one or more jobs these days is becoming more and more popular, with a whopping fifth of workers in the UK considering the opportunity predominantly the millennials.The term ‘side hustle’ was originally coined in the 1950s and is defined as ‘a way to make money from your passion, interest or hobby’. However, it’s said that the idea of supplemental work has…See More
Jun 1

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First Name
Jake
Last Name
Holyoak
Country (Pick One)
United Arab Emirates United Kingdom
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Not US Based
Job Title (select one)
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Company
Mediaworks
Which industries do you work in now?
Advertising & Marketing
How many employees work at your company?
D. 51-200
Website
http://www.mediaworks.co.uk

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Catering for older people in the workplace

According to the U.S. jobs report which was released in July 2017, around 19 per cent of people aged 65 years old or over were working at least on a part-time basis during the second quarter of 2017. This is the highest employment to population ratio that has been recorded by this age group in 55 years. What’s more, the Labor Department’s good employment report has recently recorded that the number of individuals aged over 85 years old who are still working is increasing too.

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Posted on August 5, 2019 at 11:32am

Are Apprenticeships and Graduate Schemes in Construction the Way Forward?

As our population continues to grow here in Britain, there’s a demand for a greater infrastructure. From commercial builds to support our booming business scene to the development of new homes to tackle the housing crisis nationwide, we need to prepare the future generation of construction workers to keep up demand while ensuring that skill shortages within the sector remains low.

 

There are multiple ways that someone could enter the construction industry, but this has…

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Posted on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am

A North VS South uni comparison

Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England, has an estimated population of 300,000 people. The city, or the ‘Toon’ as it is referred to locally, is synonymous with culture, a welcoming atmosphere, and, unfortunately, rather poor weather.

As of 2017, the two universities in the city, Newcastle University, and Northumbria University, boasted 23,000 and 26,000 students respectively. Taking those statistics into consideration, almost a sixth of the entire…

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Posted on July 30, 2019 at 6:12am

Workplace Injuries: A Worrying Number

In 2015/16, there were 144 workers killed as a result of a workplace accidents – this number decreased slightly in 2016/17 to 137 workers. Whilst the number is still worryingly high, when comparing the past two years’ figures with 2006/07 when there were 247 deaths in the workplace, it is clear that health and safety is slowly, but surely, improving.

However, it is worth noting the number of non-fatal injuries in the workplace – in 2015/16 there were 621,000 workers who experienced…

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Posted on June 18, 2019 at 3:47am — 1 Comment

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