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Working Lives: A look at people just starting out in their careers

In the third and final part of ITV News Anglia's series 'Working Lives' Elodie Harper looks at those who are just beginning their career.

For workers entering the job market today, the only certainty is change, with technology expected to shift both how we work and the jobs we do.

We're also seeing more part time and short term contracts. In fact just under a million people in the UK are currently on 'zero hours contracts' according to new figures released.

Watch Elodie Harper's report.

Job losses at Norfolk Boat building firm are likely

Oyster Yachts has a base in Hoveton Credit: ITV News Anglia

A boat builder employing people in Norfolk and Suffolk has warned staff they are all likely to lose their jobs.

Oyster Yachts, which has a base at Hoveton in the Broads and Ipswich, stopped operating on Monday when staff were reportedly told it had run out of cash. In a statement on its website, chief executive David Tydeman confirmed the company had been unable to secure financial support to keep it going.

“It is with sincere regret that we advise that the Company has been unable to secure financial support to enable it to continue at this time and it is looking at all opportunities available. Further information will be issued as soon as we can."

– David Tydeman, Oyster CEO


EasyJet's CEO cuts pay to match female predecessor

easyJet's CEO has cut his salary Credit: EasyJet

The new Chief Executive of Luton-based easyJet has cut his salary in the name of gender equality.

Johan Lundgren's starting salary was £740,000, but he asked for it to be reduced to £706,000. This is to match what former CEO Carolyn McCall was paid, she left the company last year to take the top job at ITV.

The budget airline boss said it was to demonstrate his commitment to equal pay and opportunity at easyJet.

The company has a gender pay gap of 51.7%, but Mr Lundgren said it is because pilots are highly paid and there is an industry-wide shortage of female pilots. Ninety four per cent of easyJet's pilots are men

A message of reassurance over the impact of Brexit

Liz Truss visited Stansted Airport today Credit: ITV News

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has visited Stansted Airport to reassure businesses in the East that the government is committed to a post-Brexit economy.

On her visit she highlighted the increase in exports from the East of England- which has been vital in helping the economy grow.

The latest figures show between 2015 and 2016 exports increased 10.4%.

She said the airport's new flights to Dubai emphasised the post-Brexit need for new routes to the rest of the world.

The visit was to highlight the region's increased exports Credit: ITV News

The East of England exports £16 billion of goods to Europe, compared to £4.6 billion to North America and nearly £1 billion to China.

Machinery and transport goods were the most exported followed by chemicals.

The East of England is a thriving region and a vital hub between the UK and the rest of the world.

The Government is hugely committed to ensuring the East of England and its businesses are as competitive and productive as possible in the global marketplace.

– Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Lamma agricultural show cancelled due to wind damage

Visitors to Lamma on Wednesday Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A major agricultural show has been cancelled today - after strong winds caused serious damage to its exhibits.

The Lamma show, at the East of England Arena in Peterborough, was due to stage its second day hosting thousands of visitors keen to check out the latest farming machinery and technology.

But following last night's gales, organisers woke to severe damage. The decision was taken to close the gates - but not before many visitors had already arrived in the car park.

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