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    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.

    New Year – New Career

    To mark the new year, Learning and Work Institute is launching a brand-new Career Review website. A Career Review is broad careers guidance which aims to support people to make the most of employment opportunities and skills development at all stages of their lives.

    3 million Apprenticeships: Hitting the target, but missing the point?

    Two new reports this week, from IPPR and Policy Exchange, look at how to ensure a world class Apprenticeship system. At the Learning and Work Institute, we agree that a much greater focus on quality is needed to ensure that 3 million Apprenticeships are the start of 3 million careers.

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