UK Skills

The Future Of Work Is Here To Stay - Now We Need To Understand What It Means

Paul Cant | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

Global IT decision makers must now focus on using IT automation in new ways to achieve business objectives. Without doing so, companies will not be able to overcome the budget, skills and time constraint challenges that plague businesses every day.

AI - Man Vs Machine And The Future Of Jobs

Marcus Jewell | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

But in reality are we really headed for a dystopian sci-fi future where the threat to humanity is on a global scale? Probably not, but AI will certainly impact our working lives as it has our home lives.

Don't Let Your Children Be Replaced By Robots

Russell Haworth | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Kids of today grow up surrounded by smartphones and tablets, with almost a quarter being given unsupervised access to a device by the age of five, but they need directed learning to equip themselves with the skills needed to survive in the tech-driven future.

Good Things Happen When Universities And Businesses Join Forces

Professor John Raftery | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

Yes, universities should be globally focused. Yes, they should contribute to knowledge through their powerful research. But initiatives like the Big Idea Challenge show how those closer to home can be inspired to walk a different path. Even if they never pass through our doors.

Automation Is Here To Stay And Organisations Should Welcome It

Paul Cant | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

The question will be how we prepare the workforce for its arrival. Businesses must now equip their staff with the digital tools and expertise they need to keep pace with these technological advances. Employees are looking to their employers to demonstrate responsible and responsive leadership.

21st Century Skills For All: UNICEF And Pearson Launch Educational Partnership For Children

Mike Penrose | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

Tuấn Nguyễn lost his vision when he was 19. At the time, he was a sophomore in a Vietnamese university and had to quit school because he couldn't...

The UK Industrial Strategy: Growing The Sectors Of Tomorrow?

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Madden OBE

In January this year, the government launched a consultation on its new Industrial Strategy. This envisages our economic future as one backed by science and based on cutting-edge innovation, aims to build on excellence and also to spread growth across the UK through more focus on 'place'.

The Hidden Parental Stress

Farida Ahmed | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents
Farida Ahmed

Every parent is a great parent. It isn't fair that education can make parents feel insecure. We need to ensure that we are bridging this gap and looking at viable opportunities that parents can take advantage of.

Chancellor Paves The Way For Greater Technical Education Support

Suzie Webb | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Suzie Webb

Philip Hammond promised a Budget that helps young people get the "skills they need to do the high-paid, high-skilled jobs of the future". The support shown to technical education, primarily via new 'T-Levels' for 16-19 year olds, will be broadly welcomed, with the UK seeking to act on its lowly 16th most productive economy status, according to OECD data¹.

New Talent Is The Key To Unlocking The Potential Of 3D Printing

Nick Lazaridis | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Lazaridis

We need new champions of this technology who can help manufacturers understand the impact it can have on supply chain and product design. To create these leaders of the future we need to educate and inspire the next generation of designers and engineers to ensure we have the right talent to continue to grow the industry.

'Hidden Figures' Highlights Unsung Female Engineers - But How Many More Are There?

Naomi Climer | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

This Friday (17 February) marks the release of the Oscar nominated 20th Century Fox film Hidden Figures, which resurrects the true story of three truly inspirational women who worked for NASA in the 1960s - and helped blaze a trail for mathematicians and engineers of all races and genders to follow.

Social Mobility: Widening The View

David Docherty | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
David Docherty

It feels that most things are seen through a Brexit lens at the moment. The world has been turned upside down and takes a while for our vision to read...

17 Going On 70: The Workforce Of The Future

Chris Jones | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Chris Jones

It's no lie that people are living longer. There are now five generations in the workforce - and this is going to become the norm. It'd be foolish to think that this won't change the way we hire and train our staff, so it's vital that businesses adapt too. That means understanding the need to hire and train staff differently.

Change The Way You See Yourself, To Beat Creative Block

Leila Johnston | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

The best thing when you're feeling creatively blocked, in my experience, is anything. Leave your immediate surroundings and make yourself act on an id...

Is The Term 'Construction Industry' Outdated?

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

tech for good Using automation and AI to undertake routine functions could free up our supply of engineers for more creative tasks. Our engineers would control and steer the algorithmic optimisations set up for machines. We should embrace the opportunities this could create for global development.

A Future For Higher Education... That Works

Pierre Dubuc | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Pierre Dubuc

These are indeed exciting times for the world of education, and for those who are seeking new ways to equip themselves with the skills they need to succeed at life. We owe it to the students of the future - those currently at school, or stuck in jobs dreaming of a better, more fulfilling career - to give them a true choice, and the ability to access educational excellence.

When It Comes To Creative Effort, It Pays To Spread Your Bets

Leila Johnston | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

So, let me ask you something: what are the investments you make in your day to day life, what are the tips you're listening to, and what's the currency you're investing, hoping it'll reap dividends for you?

Why The Chancellor's First (And Last) Autumn Statement Is A Poisonous Damp Squib

Chi Onwurah | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

Yesterday was Philip Hammond's first big moment as Chancellor, the opportunity, before a country and indeed a world buffeted by shockwaves of change and uncertainty, to set out a compelling, reassuring and above all confidence building vision of our economic future. Well we didn't get that did we?

We've Made Good Progress With Our Skills Reforms - Let's Not Mess It Up With Poor Implementation

Chris Jones | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Jones

But unless the Government takes the time to reflect on what has been achieved, and consult with others about how best to move forward with its reforms, there's a real risk that any progress made over the past few years will be undone.

Brexit's Potential For Profit Rather Than Pain

Keshav R. Murugesh | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Keshav R. Murugesh

So change is afoot - Brexit will happen and businesses need to start preparing for when Article 50 is triggered. If they start looking for the right opportunities and in the right places, then there's no reason for the divide to mean pain - instead, they can start looking at how they can continue to profit by running as effectively - and competitively - as possible.

Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

What Should We Be Advising Our Kids To Study To Future Proof Their Careers?

Geoff Smith | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Geoff Smith

My three amazing daughters demand my attention the minute I walk through the door. They will frequently wrestle my phone out my hand, even if I haven'...

Expats Move Up The Career Ladder In The UK

Dean Blackburn | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Dean Blackburn

There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a...

The Future Of Education: There Are Two Things That Really Work

Lord Knight | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK
Lord Knight

We should focus on those two really hard jobs: how can we recruit and train, and keep training the profession? And how can we raise the ambitions of children for themselves?

Embrace the Great Outdoors and Challenge Yourself This Summer

Peter Westgarth | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Peter Westgarth

The summer months provide the perfect time to walk the hills and roam the valleys of our outstanding British countryside. But last week's research tha...