Skills Shortage Vacancies: Making the Most of the Economic Upturn Through Greater Investment in Skills
If businesses are able to offer a transparent and viable pathway to full-time employment from the word go they will not only gain greater access to the skills they need, but also have chance to nurture the talent they find in a way best suited to them...
Learning at Work Day: Why Creating an Aspirational Environment Is Good for Employees and the Economy
As the UK economy continues to improve, so does support for a new generation of employees that are increasingly adopting a 'work ready' attitude to life as they open their minds to the many different pathways to employment now on offer to them.
A Drop in Youth Unemployment and a Rise in Apprenticehships: Why Vocational Learning Is Driving the Green Shoots Emerging in Wales This Spring
Spring has sprung here in Wales, and brought with it a number of green shoots in the process. According to recent labour market statistics, youth unemployment (16-24) is falling faster in Wales than in the rest of the UK.
Skills Shortage Vacancies Rising But So Is Training - UKCES Report Brings 'Bittersweet' News to UK Employers
News of an increase in British job vacancies this month came as somewhat bitter sweet to employers, training providers and government agencies, who remain united in tackling those challenges still faced by the UK economy.
Ensuring Apprenticeships Remain Rigorous as Their Popularity Starts to Rise: Why Employer/Training Provider Dialogue Must Not Get Lost in Translation
As the drive to meet industry skills gaps present today gathers pace we must not forget, as industry leaders, that our young people are looking towards futures in their chosen fields that will far exceed our own, and must therefore be appropriately skilled not just for today but for tomorrow's business landscape too.