Insights into skill shortages and skill mismatch: Learning from Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

Cedefop Using Cedefop’s 2014 European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey, which covers around 49,000 EU employees, this report investigates the current state of skills shortages and mismatches within the European jobs market. The survey collected information on the match of individual’s skills with those they needed by their jobs at the time they were hired. […]

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Omnibus survey of pupils and their parents/carers. Research report wave 4. 

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

Department for Education  In this new report from the Department for Education (DfE), the authors present the findings from the fourth wave of the omnibus survey of pupils and their parents/carers in England. Data was gathered from school pupils aged 11-17 (years 7-13), attending a state funded secondary school across England, and their parents or […]

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Do Apprenticeships Pay? Evidence for England

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

CVER  Researchers from the Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) have investigated whether doing an apprenticeship is economically beneficial for young people in the short term. The research, composed of a cohort of 565,000 students who left compulsory education in 2002-2003, analyses the earning between they were around 22/23 years to when they were 27/28 […]

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Skills for a global Future

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

NCVER In this latest National VET Research discussion paper, the authors explore how emerging technological, economic and demographic changes will affect the Australian jobs market. Automation, the increasing shift to a service economy and an aging population are identified as three key factors that will shape which skills and attributes will be most desirable for […]

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Reforming technical education: Employers’ views of T Levels

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

CIPD  In this new report from the CIPD, the authors shine a light on employers’ views and attitudes to T Levels, investigating: employers’ current level of awareness; what they would like to see from T Levels and whether they have the capacity to support the work placement element; and their likely response to T Levels […]

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The economic impact of Digital Inclusion in the UK. A report for the Good Foundation

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

Centre for Economic and Business Research  This report by the Good Foundation focusses on the costs and associated benefits of ensuring that all UK adults learn Basic Digital Skills. The research was designed to establish the likely investment required in order to achieve a fully digitally included society and to estimate the benefits that will go […]

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Education at a Glance 2018

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

OECD  The OECD has published its annual Education at a Glance report, which compares various education statistics between its 36 member countries. The report shows the strong link in the UK between education and employment – with graduates in the UK having among the lowest unemployment rates among OECD countries. The UK’s labour market still […]

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University Aspirations 2018

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

The Sutton Trust  The proportion of young people who think it’s important to go to university when they are old enough has fallen steadily over the past six years, according to new Ipsos MORI polling of young people published by the Sutton Trust. Three-quarters of surveyed young people (75%) thought it was important to go […]

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Never too late: Profiling female engineering apprentices

September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018

Institute of Mechanical Engineers Since 2010/11, about 500,000 new apprenticeships were started each year, linked to strong support from Government. Yet the percentage of female engineers remains stubbornly low. To provide more insight into the characteristics of women who do choose engineering apprenticeships, in 2017 the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Gatsby Charitable Foundation commissioned […]

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