Skills gaps in the manufacturing industry could be improved if the City stopped poaching the best engineering and science graduates, the chairman of BAE Systems has said.
Dick Olver told the Telegraph : "We need more of the very good engineering More...19 March 2010 09:01
The number of skills shortage vacancies has fallen dramatically in the past two years, new research shows.
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills' (UKCES) annual survey of 80,000 employers found that the number of skills shortage vacancies w More...10 March 2010 10:44
British scientists will head to the US if the next governments cuts funding, according to a group of America's most respected scientists.
Regardless of who wins the general election, the next government is expected to cut the £3bn science budget in More...23 February 2010 11:11
CBI boss Richard Lambert has urged private sector firms to pump cash into the higher education system to help soften the blow of funding cuts, Personnel Today has learned. Last week the Higher Education Funding Council revealed that university bud More...08 February 2010 15:58
This week marks 100 years since the opening of the first Labour Exchanges, which eventually became Jobcentre Plus.
Richard Alberg, Founder and CEO of MyNewJob.me , an online service offered free to jobseekers through Jobcentre Plus, comments: “One More...01 February 2010 15:50
The Conservatives will today pledge to make teaching a "noble profession" again by banning entry to the classroom for those with poor qualifications.
The Tory leader David Cameron will outline plans to make teaching a "well-rewarded" profession and More...18 January 2010 09:02
Almost 30,000 non-EU technology workers came to the UK last year, sent to work for their companies' subsidiaries here under intra-company transfers .
Most (70%) came from India, according to the Times .
Many of the new arrivals came for More...05 January 2010 08:58
The CIPD has called for a new six-month work placement subsidy of £1,250 for 16- to 17 year-olds who have been jobless for more than six months, to combat the "alarming rise" in unemployed young people.
On the eve of the launch of the government's More...31 December 2009 00:01
The government must stop "tinkering" with the skills system post-recession if it wants employers to engage with its over-arching training strategy.
The Hiding the Wiring report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCE More...11 December 2009 15:10
Water consultants and contractors this week said they feared that they would have to cut jobs after the utility's regulator, Ofwat, ordered water supply companies to rein in spending budgets and cut bills, New Civil Engineer magazine has reported. More...03 December 2009 09:28
Social workers should need a licence to practise, the social work task force set up by the government after the death of Baby Peter has recommended. Its report recommends that social work should be a degree qualification and social workers should co More...01 December 2009 09:01
The UK must find 600,000 new engineers over the next seven years and remove the male-dominated image of the sector to attract new recruits, a report has said.
The Engineering and Technology Board's Engineering UK report, to be published on Tuesday More...30 November 2009 08:36
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has become the 20,000th employer to sign the government's Skills Pledge . The amusement park, which employs 200 full-time staff and 800 seasonal workers, has signed the pledge - a guarantee to train staff to Level 2 sta More...26 November 2009 08:27
Successful employers see investing in the skills of their workforce as one of the most powerful things they can do to drive their business forward. We need to create a culture in which every employer takes that view.
Skilled people are more producti More...25 November 2009 13:01
Prime minister Gordon Brown has called on businesses to keep supporting apprenticeships and internship schemes during the recovery. Speaking at the CBI annual conference in London today, Brown urged employers to keep supporting the Backing Young Brit More...23 November 2009 15:49
Councils have improved recruitment and staff development opportunities, but are still struggling to hire social workers, a survey has shown. Local Government Association Group findings show that recruitment and retention difficulties have fallen shar More...17 November 2009 12:33
The Conservative proposal to scrap Train to Gain should the party come into power next year has divided the HR profession.
Shadow skills minister John Hayes told Personnel Today that if his party was elected, he would end the government's fl More...12 November 2009 18:23
All new nurses will need to be educated to degree level from 2013 in an attempt to improve the quality of patient care, the Department of Health has announced.
The DoH said the move would help nurses meet the increasingly complex needs of patients m More...12 November 2009 08:58
The government has set out a new skills strategy which claims to "radically simplify" the way skills policy is delivered.
Skills for Growth - The National Skills Strategy , published on Wednesday (11 November), aims to wind up 30 public bodies in More...12 November 2009 08:32
The Conservatives will scrap Train to Gain if they come to power next year, Personnel Today has learned.
Shadow skills minister John Hayes said the government's flagship skills brokerage service was a "massive dead weight cost" an More...11 November 2009 11:00