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Centres E-Newsletter - August 2017
Nominate your students today!

The IAB’s awards will be taking place on Thursday 7 December and nominations are now open.

A new category for this year is for Student of the Year. This very special award recognises a student who has made outstanding progress from the time of starting their course through to completion, and has made great strides towards attaining their IAB qualification in bookkeeping or payroll. This category is open for IAB accredited centres to nominate either a bookkeeping or payroll student who is considered to be a worthy winner.

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IAB 2017 Job Vacancy and Business Population report

Knowing that Government funding for training is increasingly being focused on meeting local and regional skills gaps, the IAB has commissioned research to highlight the job vacancy crisis in bookkeeping and payroll and therefore the need to train more people in these areas.

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Why the CV is a sales tool

Their CV is likely to be the most important document your students will ever produce, writes Simon Wicks. It will open the door to them getting an interview – or close it before they’ve barely begun. Pass on the tips here to your students and help them throw that door wide open…

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Business support programme gives hope to homeless entrepreneur

A young entrepreneur from East Hull has vowed to make the most of a new enterprise programme to build his own business and break the debilitating cycle of joblessness and homelessness.

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Accounting and finance jobs up 21% in the UK

Job vacancies for accounting and finance professionals have risen across the UK, with the number of jobs available in the second quarter of 2017 up 21% compared with the same time last year.

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Fraud warning

We have recently been made aware of an incident which involved theft of a significant sum of money which we would like to make you aware of.

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Don’t keep changing your passwords

A computer security expert who told the world how to write computer passwords almost 15 years ago has now admitted he got it wrong. Bill Burr wrote guidelines in 2003 urging people to use capital letters, numbers and symbols.

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Internships don’t pay

Almost all graduates who take unpaid internships end up worse off three years later than colleagues who just went straight into work.

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International - Japan's economy posts longest unbroken growth streak in more than a decade

Japan's economy has enjoyed its longest unbroken run of growth in more than a decade, official figures reveal.

The world's third-largest economy grew by 1% during the April to June quarter - up from 0.4% between January and March, and well ahead of the 0.6% forecast by economists.

Read the full article on Sky News >
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