May 10, 2011

Graduate internship scheme closed

May 10, 2011

During last year the Graduate Internship Scheme paid for 8,500 graduates to be matched with small businesses, and a quarter of those were offered full-time jobs at the end of their stint or set up their own companies. The Federation of Small Business campaigned for reinvestment in the scheme but it is to be closed. […]

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May 9, 2011

Poor language skills ‘leave Britons out of EU jobs’

May 9, 2011

Poor foreign language skills among the British workforce are leaving the UK under-represented in European Union institutions. The head of the European Parliament’s London office has warned of a “serious problem”. To alleviate the UK’s lack of language skills the government is aiming to reverse a decline in language study in schools. Read the full […]

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May 9, 2011

CBI publish their Education & Skills survey 2011

May 9, 2011

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has today published their annual Education & Skills survey 2011 which shows that many employers are concerned with the basic skills levels of school and college leavers. The survey reveals a positive picture of businesses’ intentions to invest in skills. More employers plan to increase investment in training during […]

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May 9, 2011

National Volunteers’ Week approaches

May 9, 2011

National Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June 2011) is approaching. Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which celebrates the contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. The week raises the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to get involved. To find out more and download […]

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May 5, 2011

Public attitudes to science survey 2011

May 5, 2011

Science Minister, David Willetts, has underlined his commitment to engage the public with science, after a survey published today showed that whilst there is an increasing appreciation for science, people feel ‘less informed’ about it. Read the Public Attitudes to Science 2011 survey report.

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May 4, 2011

Director magazine explores education and employer engagement

May 4, 2011

The Taskforce’s Nick Chambers talks to Director magazine about our future economic prosperity depending on the employability of young people and that these links are even more important in today’s labour market. The feature includes case studies of employers and schools working together. Read the full Director Magazines story.

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May 1, 2011

Skills Commission inquiry launched

May 1, 2011

The Skills Commission has launched an inquiry into technician and higher level skills. The Commission will consider the following: What do employers need from technician and higher level skills training? How should technician and higher level skills training be funded? How do we ensure there are clear progression pathways through technician and higher level skills […]

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