Articles from Learning and Work Institute

Time to invest in our future: what the Budget can do to help

As the Conservatives prepare for their first conference since the General Election, speculation is rife over the personalities in the government and its direction of travel. Beyond this, the November Budget provides an opportunity to invest in skills to tackle our long-term challenges.

Time to tackle burning injustice of disability employment gap

Today (7 Sept), Learning and Work Institute launch "Opportunity For All", a collection of essays by leading thinkers on increasing employment opportunities for disabled people. With an employment rate gap of 30 percentage points, it’s time for Government and employers to come together to make a difference.

NEET numbers increase as progress on youth unemployment stalls

Progress in tackling youth unemployment has ground to a halt with more young people spending over 12 months out of education, employment or training (NEET) raising concerns over the government’s approach.

BREXIT BRITAIN MUSTN’T LOSE £2.4 BILLION INVESTMENT IN PEOPLE

We stand at a crossroads with some big decisions to take. The UK is leaving the European Union (EU). We have a strong economy and high employment.

ADDRESSING SKIILS SHORTAGES IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE THROUGH FE LOANS

Reducing Gender Inequalities in Engineering Apprenticeships

Earlier this year Holly Broadhurst, a Design Engineer from JCB Compact Products won the Higher and Degree Apprentice of the Year Award at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

HOTCOURSES ANNOUNCED AS NEW FESTIVAL OF LEARNING PARTNER

Hotcourses, the UK’s number one online search site for adult learning has been announced as a new Festival Partner for Festival of Learning, England’s largest celebration of adult and lifelong learning, Learning and Work Institute announces today.

Persistence could help reduce gender inequalities in engineering apprenticeships

Only 25 per cent of women who unsuccessfully apply for an engineering apprenticeship apply again, new analysis by Learning and Work Institute reveals.

Skills in Brexit Britain: a lot done, a lot to do

In 1947, Hugh Dalton resigned as Chancellor when details of his Budget were leaked before his speech in Parliament. No such concerns in 2017 with Philip Hammond touring the TV studios and the weekend papers filled with details to be announced on Wednesday.

Apprenticeships on the rise - but not for everyone

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Learning and Work Institute will, on Monday 6 March, release research showing women, people from lower income families, and ethnic minorities face a participation penalty in apprenticeships.

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