Articles from Mark Cosens

Personal Employment Accounts could provide a ‘golden thread’ to national, local and specialist provision

Plan for Jobs The government’s response to the unemployment crisis precipitated by Covid19 has been tremendous. There has been timely, significant and economy-saving investment in the furlough scheme and in various employment programmes that make up the Plan for Jobs. The challenge now is to get all of these measures to fit and work together, so that employment-related and skills training services are more effective, and economically sustainable over more than the short term.

For over a decade, Traineeships have been in and out of favour with the government - How good are Traineeships?

What is a Traineeship?  Programmes to help young people who want to access an Apprenticeship or job, but who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience. 

Seeing the Employment and Skills System for the (still falling) trees

While it’s not good to mix metaphors, amidst our challenges with Covid-19, the themes of woods, trees and reforestation seem apt.

We now have a huge unemployment challenge, to go with our skills deficit and productivity problem

Employment Response to Coronavirus: An Independent Report  Our minds adjust quickly, to major paradigm shifts. Phrases like ‘the new normal’ are becoming clichéd, but we’re starting to know what they mean, especially when contextualised to the world of work.

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