News that not a single employer has, so far, signed up to the skills pledge, as recommended by the Leitch Review last December , suggests the government faces an uphill battle in persuading businesses to commit themselves to such an undertaking. More...15 May 2007 08:00
A City university, along with a consortium of charities, will launch a new academy for parenting practitioners in October, following a £30m grant announcement by children’s minister Beverley Hughes.
The National Academy for Parenting Practitio More...27 April 2007 15:47
British companies should have the power to award their own nationally recognised qualifications to employees, according to the CBI . The employers' organisation believes that employees are being wrongly labelled as 'low-skilled' because the nati More...23 April 2007 15:39
Time is running out for British businesses to tackle the burgeoning skills famine threatening to blight the economy, UK skills envoy Sir Digby Jones has warned.
Speaking at the British Chamber of Commerce annual conference earlier More...20 April 2007 15:50
The North West’s aerospace industry has received £1.6m to improve skills and training across the region.
The latest cash boost to the North West Aerospace Alliance follows an earlier tranche of £2.6m from the North West Development Agency in More...18 April 2007 11:30
Unions have called for improved training and advice for staff in the oil industry following the publication of the fifth report by the Buncefield Major Incident Investigation Board . The report challenged the industry to strengthen safety standards a More...16 April 2007 15:30
Employers have been told by the government that they need to do more to stamp out poor spelling and grammar at work. The Department for Education and Skills published a survey that showed four in 10 employers policed flirting and gum chewing m More...22 March 2007 11:30
The government will this month publish plans to raise the compulsory education age to 18.
Secretary of state for education and skills Alan Johnson revealed the plans yesterday in a speech to the Sector Skills Development Agency (S More...07 March 2007 14:07
The police service needs to train 6,000 more officers to cope with chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) attacks, according to the Police Federation . The service currently has 7,000 officers trained to deal with CBRN situations. T More...16 January 2007 12:10
Business leaders in the West Midlands have been urged to increase the finance skills of their employees to boost economic growth in the areas.
Vernon Everitt, director of retail themes at the Financial Services Authority, told business heads that th More...15 September 2006 13:00
In the past nine months the Learning and Skills Council has been dogged by criticism for failing to engage employers and failing to affect levels of employer delivered training More...11 April 2006 09:30
Do diversity training programmes offer real business benefits or are they just a box-ticking exercise? Alex Blyth investigates More...17 January 2006 00:00
This is the sort of text that will have you smiling behind the jacket More...10 January 2006 00:00
Despite the government's mantra on education, the UK faces a massive challenge if employees are to gain the skills that will keep the economy competitive.
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Fears of an increasing lack of qualified IT professionals in the UK been allayed after research showed vacancies are down. More...05 September 2005 11:00
A revamped programme for training junior doctors, which emphasises areas including communication and safety, has been introduced in the UK this week. More...09 August 2005 09:45
Training officers in Iraq are delivering important basic skills in extreme circumstances - lessons that could save other soldiers' lives. Michael Millar, the first UK business journalist to visit Iraq, reports More...09 August 2005 00:00
All change at the NHS as new innovation institute takes control of health service training. More...02 August 2005 16:08
Chartered Management Institute launches programme to promote manager's skills for success in public service. More...13 July 2005 10:40
Plans for trained paramedics to treat patients on the spot, rather than taking them by ambulance to hospital, have come under fire from union leaders. More...27 June 2005 14:05