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flexible work

Technology and flexible working patterns: Transforming the way we work

Richard Morris, UK CEO of International Workplace Group (IWG) explains how technology and flexible working patterns are transforming the way the public sector and other organisations work in the UK today 
new gcse's

Pupils prepare to sit new gold-standard GCSE exams

To mark the start of exam season, hundreds and thousands of pupils throughout the UK will sit 20 new GCSE exams this week for the first time.
Skills provision

Skills – edging closer to demand-led provision

Director of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP, Paddy Bradley tells us why the skill levels of the current and future workforce are crucial in determining whether a business will look to invest in a new base in an area
fundamental computing

Advancing the frontiers of computing

Erwin Gianchandani and Michal Ziv-El from the National Science Foundation (NSF) provide a fascinating insight into how fundamental computing research is profoundly transforming our lives From cybersecurity to autonomous vehicles and assistive robotics, investments by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CISE directorate have resulted in myriad breakthrough technologies over the...
digital world

We live in a digital world, but are our children ready for it?

Julia Adamson from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT explores today’s digital world and asks if our children ready for it The Autumn 2017 Budget recognised that the UK’s future prosperity, growth, productivity, exports and ability to attract inward investment all depend on how the nation responds to the challenges...
Labour Market

Keeping pace with today’s rapidly changing labour market

Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility offers her thoughts on today’s rapidly changing labour market To succeed in today’s rapidly changing labour market, you need skills. And “static” skills will not be enough. Your skills have to evolve along with changes in the world of...

Creating a highly skilled workforce for the future

Ontario’s Ministry of Education shares why a highly skilled workforce is vital for progression and how this is being encouraged in the province

Bridging the digital skills gap: What can the government do?

Civica Digital Managing Director, Chris Doutney explores how the digital skills gap can be tackled and addresses some of the challenges In a recent report, the National Audit Office (NAO) warned that government departments face being unable to take advantage of the opportunities of digital transformation. The report identified three...

Brexit brain drain is a threat to the technology sector

The technology sector is under threat from a Brexit brain drain as the number of overseas applicants applying for UK jobs since the referendum drops

How can the cyber skills gap be closed?

Dr Bernard Parsons, Co-Founder and CEO, at Becrypt says the cyber skills gap can be addressed through education and training

New initiatives highlight the value of apprenticeships

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association looks at the value of apprenticeships and how they are shaping the industry
Apprenticeship levy to help close skills gap

How will the apprenticeship levy help close the skills gap?

The new apprenticeship levy could help address the skills gap in the UK, argues Penny Hydraulics’ general manager Jess Penny If you work within the UK’s engineering and manufacturing sector, you’ll be well aware of the industry’s current skills shortage. Without a pool of top-quality talent to draw from, businesses...
self-regulated learning

Self-regulated learning: What is all the fuss about?

Dr. Yves Karlen, M. Sc. Miriam Compagnoni and Prof. Dr. Katharina Maag Merki at the Institute of Education, University of Zurich highlight self-regulated learning and its benefits From a lifespan perspective, the constant improvement of knowledge, skills, and competencies through education has become unavoidable. To meet this challenge and to...

Crossrail is creating a skills vacuum

According to new analysis, Crossrail’s demand for skilled workers is leaving many parts of the UK with shortages. New analysis from specialist recruiter Randstad CPE has revealed more than a quarter of Crossrail’s workforce is based in regions more than 30 miles away. Crossrail, which has cost billions to build and...

Time to address the skills shortage

Julia Evans, Chief Executive at BSRIA examines the current construction skills shortage and urges action to help promote the industry as an attractive career path. As the influence of the recession begins to fade and the construction industry sees a return to growth, all the things that beset us, such...
Volunteering – developing key skills for employment

Volunteering: developing key employment skills

Volunteering can help young people develop essential skills they need for the world of work, here Fiona Blacke, CEO of the National Youth Agency details why. It is a very difficult time to be young. The recession has hit young people particularly hard, with youth unemployment hovering just below a...

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