STUDENTS across the country nervously awaiting their A-level results this week can still get a well-paid job even if they don't end up getting into university. New research from job site Indeed has found 10 roles you don’t need a university degree for that pay more than the average UK annual salary of £27,600. The top-paying of these is a career as an ethical hacker, which can net you nearly £60,000 a year on average. Also known as a "penetration tester" – an ethical hacker tests the safety of businesses’ IT systems. Other careers for non-graduates among the top 10 best-paying include an aviation pilot, a head chef and a mechanic. Outside of Indeed's data, top paying jobs include being a train driver, where you can earn an average of £47,705 a year. But before you get too excited about the thought of no more studying, bear in mind that that annual earnings for graduates is higher than for non-graduates. According to the Office for National Statistics, … [Read more...] about The high-paying jobs that DON’T require a degree – earn up to £56k a year
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Ever wondered why Manchester gets more investment than Liverpool and why so many hotels and student flats are being built here? One of the most important answers sounds dull and might surprise you - it’s the price of office space. City leaders say Liverpool city centre is so short of office space that it’s damaging our ability to attract new jobs and investment to the city. Other cities have more top-class new “Grade A” space ready to use, but there’s very little here. Estate agents say rents aren’t high enough to encourage developers to build offices, as those builders can’t make enough money on the deals. Those developers do feel they can make money from other developments, including student housing schemes and hotels . That's why - to the frustration of many ECHO readers - there are so many of those schemes and so few office developments that create jobs. In fact, many old offices have been converted into homes or hotels, meaning … [Read more...] about Is THIS why Liverpool gets more jobs than Manchester?
Paul Davidson USA TODAY Published 4:54 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 At Carports & More, based in El Dorado Hills, California, nearly half of the 65 job candidates scheduled for interviews the past month didn’t show up. At VoiceNation, an Atlanta area call center, a similar share of the 10 hires the company was making each month never came in to work. In the hottest job market in decades, workers are holding all the cards. And they’re starting to play dirty. A growing number are "ghosting" their jobs: blowing off scheduled job interviews, accepting offers but not showing up the first day and even vanishing from existing positions – all without giving notice. While skipping out on appointments and work has always happened on occasion, the behavior is “starting to feel like a commonplace” occurrence, says Chip Cutter, editor-at-large at LinkedIn, the job and social networking site, who has studied hiring practices. … [Read more...] about Workers are ‘ghosting’ interviews, blowing off work in a strong job market
The bow-shaped entrance hall, port hole-peppered doors and sloping sides give away Salvus House’ original purpose as a base for a marine insurer. Now, however, this impressive building is sailing into fresh waters, having been acquired by Business Durham to become a brand new hub for startups, hotdeskers, virtual deskers and fast-growing firms in a range of sectors. It is also proving to be a successful testbed for wider, longer term ambitions for Aykley Heads which could see 6,000 new jobs and a £400m boost to the local economy through development of the wider Aykley Heads site. Durham County Council plans to demolish its headquarters and develop the site as a centre for high-tech and high-paying jobs through several phases of development which will eventually see it become a vibrant hub for fintech, professional services and IT firms. Those plans are a way off, but change is already in the air. Atom Bank, which started with just two people, now has around 300 people at the … [Read more...] about Salvus House: Setting sail on bright future at start of Aykley Heads’ 6,000 jobs mission
FROM ketchup to mayo we Brits love a condiment - but this couple managed to turn their own homemade concoctions into a sizzling business. James and Pam Digva, from Nottingham, got bored of the mainstream sauces most of us love and started off making their own at home - eventually turning their hobby into a business that now turns over £500,000 a year. James, 35, told the Sun Online: "Looking at the ingredient lists for some mainstream sauces was more like reading a science experiment than a list of food ingredients. We knew we could do better. "Pam and I always wanted to launch our own business. "Our jobs at the time were in the food industry, so we knew the basics of what we needed to do to bring a food product to the wider market." In four years, Sauce Shop has gone from selling at their farmer's market in West Bridgford to supplying 250 branches of Sainsbury’s and online to shoppers via Ocado. It is also shipped as far as Sweden and the Middle East. Production has soared … [Read more...] about Couple turned love of cooking into sauce business worth £500,000 a year