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OECD says gender pay gap larger in UK

  • 5 Nov 2013

The UK has scored below average for education and skills in a worldwide study of the best places to live and work. Britain’s rich-poor divide also widened at a faster …

Job gender stereotyping worse than 20 years ago

  • 1 Nov 2013

Today the Work Foundation and TUC unveiled a new report on the UK’s gender jobs spilt. The report shows that progress towards reducing gender stereotyping in employment has been non-existent …

The Future direction of careers: free ERSC seminar

  • 16 Oct 2013

In 2010, Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) and Loughborough University School of Business and Economics initiated an ESRC funded seminar series across the UK to explore what the future …

Official Japanese delegation visits the Taskforce

  • 12 Oct 2013

Today saw a visit to the Education and Employers Taskforce by the Japanese Ministry of Education’s, National Centre for Teachers’ Development, to learn about careers provision in the UK and …

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’

  • 10 Sep 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’ has been published to highlight progress made since its national launch in July 2013. It shows how the free Inspiring the Future programme …

GCSE changes: teenagers must master English & Maths

  • 2 Sep 2013

Poor standards of numeracy and literacy among young people have been a major concern for Britain’s employers, with many having to offer remedial training. Alison Wolf, professor at King’s College …

First ‘Professions Week’ announced

  • 19 Aug 2013

The first ‘Professions Week’ is set for 21 – 27 October 2013 and is aimed at raising awareness of the major but sometimes less well known professions among 14 – …

Growing gender divide opening up in schools

  • 16 Aug 2013

A growing gender divide is opening up in schools with girls shying away from maths and science A-levels and fewer boys opting for English and creative subjects. Read the full …

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