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Education & Employment news & information for Spain

Unemployment falls to lowest numbers in a decade
Education/Work Sun, Aug 12, 2018

Unemployment falls to lowest numbers in a decade

JOBLESS figures fell in July to 3.13 million – the best result in nearly a decade – with 200,903 workers taken off the dole compared with the same month last year, according to the ministry of work and social...

Poorest students could get €100 grant top-up this year
Education/Work Thu, Jul 5, 2018

Poorest students could get €100 grant top-up this year

STUDENTS with parents on the lowest incomes may be entitled to a one-off additional grant of €100 on top of their existing means-tested lump sum. Education minister Isabel Celaá is considering increasing the €1,500...

Firms and unions shake on 3% annual wage rise deal
Education/Work Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Firms and unions shake on 3% annual wage rise deal

COMPANY representatives and unions have agreed employees across Spain will be given a 3% annual pay rise until at least the year 2020, when the situation will be reviewed. A fixed 2% will be given, plus another variable...

Angry sixth-formers retake exam after hackers filter questions
Education/Work Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Angry sixth-formers retake exam after hackers filter...

FURIOUS sixth-formers have had to re-sit their university entrance exams today (Tuesday) in the western region of Extremadura after a hacker exposed some of the test questions online. Having already taken the exam last...

Pressure's off for students this summer: Pass mark now enough for university grants
Education/Work Tue, May 22, 2018

Pressure's off for students this summer: Pass mark now...

SIXTH-FORMERS can breathe a little easier this summer – once again, the minimum grade in their general university aptitude test to qualify for a student grant will be the pass mark of 50%. Former education minister...

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