Skills shortages

Diversity, the final frontier: space agency seeks disabled astronaut

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking new astronauts for the first time in a decade and D&I is among its major goals.

India deal could see more migrant workers enter UK

16 Feb 2021

New trade agreement with India could see more workers from India enter the UK once Covid recedes.

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‘HR must focus on employees’ existing skills’

10 Feb 2021

‘Skills adjacencies’ need to be developed before businesses' skills gaps become debilitating.

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AXA launches data analytics academy for apprentices

10 Feb 2021

Insurance company AXA UK to invest £800,000 in an academy to build skills in data analytics.

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Students opt for technology and business over arts subjects

4 Feb 2021

Computing, medicine and engineering subjects continue to gain popularity for students, university entry figures have revealed.

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Skills for Jobs white paper: employers to have key skills role

21 Jan 2021

Employers will have a central role in shaping technical education to ensure the workforce has the skills businesses need, the government has pledged.

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Furlough should be extended ‘before Budget’

19 Jan 2021

Rishi Sunak needs to act now, ahead of his Budget, to help protect UK companies through the Spring to ensure...

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Shortage of doctors from abroad hits NHS trust

11 Jan 2021

A Midlands NHS trust has had to redeploy medical trainees to help support ward staff after its plans to bring in doctors from abroad were scotched.

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Staff encouraged to spend an hour per week learning

7 Jan 2021

Major employers and L&D providers including Cisco, Lloyds Bank, LinkedIn Learning and The Open University have backed a campaign that...

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The fourth industrial revolution is upon us: do we have the skills?

30 Dec 2020

Individuals' adaptability and employers' understanding of the ‘inventory of skills’ held by employees will be crucial if the economy is to thrive.

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Flexible resourcing: how to hire tactically in 2021

29 Dec 2020

Coronavirus has forced every organisation to work in a different way and revolutionised how we use technology. But faced with...

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Openreach to hire 5,300 in bid for higher broadband speeds

18 Dec 2020

About 2,500 of the new roles will be at Openreach and 2,800 will be created in the BT company's supply chain as it pushes to boost fast broadband coverage.

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Employers face quandaries over taking on workers from EU

11 Dec 2020

Employers are accelerating recruitment plans to bring foreign hires into the UK by 31 December to avoid sponsorship fees and confusing guidance.

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UK scores highly among EU states for women’s IT skills

10 Dec 2020

UK joined Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands as the leading countries for women in IT.

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Lifetime Skills Guarantee: free courses launch in April 2021

9 Dec 2020

Four hundred free training courses, ranging from engineering to healthcare, will be available to adults without a qualification at A-level...

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