Sector Skills Councils

Report proposes new visas to tackle tech skills gaps

The government should create a new class of visas specifically for technology firms “with the most growth potential” to help...

Why apprentices make good business sense: free webinar

7 Jan 2014

Apprenticeships have seen a steady increase in recent years, as employers and apprentices alike realise the value they deliver.

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Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD

Valuing your Talent: measuring and reporting human capital metrics

10 Dec 2013

Peter Cheese discusses Valuing your Talent, a major new research and engagement programme launched at the CIPD annual conference.

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National Apprenticeship Awards 2013 finalists revealed

8 Nov 2013

The finalists for the 2013 National Apprenticeship Awards have been revealed, highlighting the work of 27 companies and individuals.

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Core Learning Services fuels the UK’s power sector workers with online learning

8 Sep 2011

The National Skills Academy for Power (the Skills Academy), aided by Core Learning Services (CLS), a consultancy providing e-learning-related products...

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Adult learning under threat in Budget

22 Mar 2010

Further education colleges are calling on the chancellor to protect adult learning in tomorrow’s budget.A survey by the Association of...

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Skills for Logistics relicensed as sector skills council

5 Mar 2010

Skills for Logistics has been relicensed as a sector skills council, the government has announced.
Sector skills councils are employer-led...

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Care First Careers scheme offers cash bonus to give young jobless a start in social care

3 Mar 2010

Employers across Britain will get £1,000 for taking on a young person who is struggling to find work.Additional free pre-employment...

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Government ‘wastes’ £41.8m on launch of new skills agency

12 Feb 2010

The government has “wasted” at least £41.8m on setting up brand new skills agencies that are staffed with the same...

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New skills agencies staffed with ‘same people doing same jobs’

10 Feb 2010

Government plans to staff brand new skills agencies with “the same people doing the same jobs” are unlikely to create...

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Future Jobs Fund pledges £1.3m to get unemployed into creative industry

21 Dec 2009

Up to 200 new jobs look set to be created for unemployed young people aiming to break into the creative...

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Fashion and textiles skills council Skillfast to close after failing review

15 Dec 2009

Skillfast, the sector skills council (SSC) for fashion and textiles, will close after failing a government review of its performance,...

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UKCES urges government to stop ‘tinkering’ with skills system to boost employer engagement

11 Dec 2009

The government must stop “tinkering” with the skills system post-recession if it wants employers to engage with its over-arching...

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Invest in skills now for future success

25 Nov 2009

Successful employers see investing in the skills of their workforce as one of the most powerful things they can do...

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Skills programme shake-up will close 30 skills bodies by 2012

12 Nov 2009

The government has set out a new skills strategy which claims to “radically simplify” the way skills policy is delivered.Skills...

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