Articles from City & Guilds Group

Employers predict skills gaps and Brexit will stifle UK businesses - Apprenticeships key part of the solution

As the UK continues to navigate a period of uncertainty ahead of its exit from the European Union, new research published today by the City & Guilds Group and Emsi reveals that nine in 10 employers already struggle to recruit the skilled staff they need. 

The Chancellor must use the Budget to broaden the remit of the Apprenticeship Levy

Ahead of the Budget on 22 November, the Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, Chris Jones, has written an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

City & Guilds and WJEC win first ever bid designed to streamline skills provision in Wales

Qualifications Wales has awarded global leaders in skills development, City & Guilds and WJEC, who are leaders in examinations and assessment provision in Wales, the contract to deliver qualifications for the Health, Social Care and Childcare sectors in Wales.

Project aims to celebrate the skills gained in different walks of life

Connecting the Dots: How digital credentials can bridge UK’s soft skills gap

In a few months, school leavers will be getting their GCSE and A Level results, turning thoughts towards their future careers. Will they continue studying? Or start an apprenticeship? Perhaps some will apply for their first entry-level jobs?

What Employer Providers can and can't spend their Apprenticeship Levy on

Bryony Kingsland, UK Funding Manager at City & Guilds shares an overview on what employer providers can and can't spend their Apprenticeship Levy on:


The City & Guilds Group has today (15 May) announced the acquisition of leading training provider Gen2 based in Cumbria.

New partnership enables the global growth of digital credentials, connecting learning to opportunity in the modern labour market

US digital credentialing leader Credly teams up with UK and EU based Digitalme to help individuals demonstrate achievements and employers to see every skill, accelerating the use of digital credentials internationally

City & Guilds Group announces investment in HT2 Labs as part of New Venture Fund

HT2 Labs is the latest company to receive investment from the City & Guilds Group’s £2.5 million New Venture Fund, which was set up to support technology-driven companies with the potential to make a significant impact in global skills and workforce development.

City & Guilds Group invests in EmpowerTheUser as part of New Venture Fund

The City & Guilds Group has today announced its investment in Dublin-based cloud simulation platform provider, EmpowerTheUser (ETU). It’s the fourth investment from the Group’s New Venture Fund, which invests into post – revenue companies and entrepreneurs to support worldwide skills development.