Generations at work 2017

March 2017: New research - Generations at work 2017

New research into the multigenerational workforce shows that training and development is too focused on millennials – to the detriment of older workers.

The online survey sought to ascertain the views of workers around the perceptions of older and younger workers within the workplace. The survey ran from 10-12 January 2017 and draws on the responses from a sample of 505 workers aged 18-30 and 509 workers aged 51+ in the United Kingdom. 

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Building the talent pipeline in Saudi Arabia

March 2017: New Report - skills gaps risk 'holding back' Saudi Arabia

Almost three-quarters (73%) of employers in Saudi Arabia expect their businesses to grow in the next five years – but skills gaps could put future growth at risk.

We conducted this research in partnership with Changeboard Magazine Middle East with 516 Saudi Arabian employers to understand their views on different aspects of skills development, such as skills gaps, vocational and work-based learning, and the impact of Vision 2030.

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The City & Guilds Group responds to the Government's Industrial Strategy

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, shares his views on the Government's Industrial Strategy, and its plans for skills

‘Placing skills at the heart of the industrial strategy can only be a good thing for our economy, and there are certain measures in today’s industrial strategy that are especially welcome, including  the Government taking on board our thoughts regarding a Ucas-style system for technical education. But the Government must tread carefully.'

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Providing women in rural Ghana with teaching and nursing opportunities

February 2017: An Cosán Virtual Community College: supporting people from disadvantaged communities to reach their potential

Liz Waters, An Cosan Virtual Community College Director, tells us more about the programme and the work that they are doing.

An Cosán Virtual Community College was awarded funding through our Skills Development Fund. It’s a social enterprise set up to scale the work of An Cosan, a community education centre that has served the Irisih community for over thirty years. The funding will be supporting their Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership programme, which will reach 36 women from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Tideway: How employer-led CPD is future proofing the workforce

Find out how Tideway are future proofing its workforce.

In February 2016, Business in the Community launched their Future Proof campaign which aims to break down employment barriers for young people. Tideway is one organisation showing its support for the campaign by implementing a new CPD programme to future proof the workforce.

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Veterinary nursing student awarded bursary funding

‘Bursary funding helped Kathryn to complete her veterinary nursing qualification

When Kathryn started her City & Guilds Veterinary Nursing Diploma, she knew it would be challenging. But what she never imagined was that the hardest part would be figuring out how to pay for it.

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March 2017: The Apprenticeship Levy, are you ready?

Simon Reichwald, Strategic Lead for Emerging Talent, MyKindaFuture

With the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy just under a month away, now is the time for employers to check they have everything in place before the much talked about Levy goes ‘live’ on April 6th.

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March 2017: Chris Jones responds to the Government's spring budget

‘It’s good to see training and technical education front and centre of today’s Budget.'

Chris Jones, Group Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group shares his views the Government's Spring budget and the impact it will have on training and technical education in the future.

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Matt Dronfield, London Youth

March 2017: Helping young people to make the most of the apprenticeship levy

Matt Dronfield has been working with the organisation for over ten years.

Despite the economic uncertainty presented by Brexit, the Government is pushing ahead with its plans to introduce a levy on employers to help fund apprenticeships. In April 2017, employers in every sector will start paying the apprenticeship levy if they have a payroll of more than £3m. With the introduction of the levy, the Government hopes to to create three million apprentices across the UK by 2020.

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