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Government extends group of occupations exempt from £30,000 visa threshold

The government has announced an extension to the number of professions that will be exempt from the proposed £30,000 minimum...

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Amazon unveils strategy to increase women in STEM roles

7 Mar 2019

Amazon launches plans to boost women in tech roles across its UK business, as research offers fresh insights on women's experiences of the innovation economy

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Large employers fear inability to fill technical roles

25 Jan 2019

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned for their ability to recruit sufficient numbers of graduates for technical roles as Brexit looms,...

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High-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

22 Jan 2019

The UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according...

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Talent pool fails to keep pace with rapid rise of AI

21 Jan 2019

A shortage of talent is slowing the uptake of AI systems prompting a need for organisations to devise training programmes...

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Business leaders targeted in teacher recruitment drive

22 Nov 2018

The government is to help fund a series of programmes aimed at getting career-changers to become teachers, in a bid...

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Two-thirds of businesses concerned about high-skilled roles

5 Nov 2018

Two-thirds of businesses are worried that they will not be able to find sufficiently skilled people to fill high-skilled roles,...

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Apprenticeship levy reforms revealed by chancellor

1 Oct 2018

Employers will be able to transfer a quarter of their apprenticeship levy-subsidised training fund to another organisation, under a package...

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Four in five employees lack skills for their future role

6 Sep 2018

Eighty per cent of employees do not have the skills needed for their current and future roles according to research...

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Digital Skills Innovation Fund launched to improve diversity in tech sector

28 Aug 2018

The government has launched a £1m fund aimed at boosting gender, ethnic and social diversity in digital and technology roles....

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Employers unprepared to offer T-level work placements

22 Aug 2018

Three-quarters of employers feel they would not be able to offer T-level students the minimum amount of work experience required...

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Concerns grow over cyber security skills gap

24 Jul 2018

Last week in parliament, MPs and peers accused the government of lacking urgency in its work to tackle the shortage...

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AI set to create more jobs than it replaces by 2037

17 Jul 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs as it displaces over the next 20 years, but there will be...

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Tier 2 visas: how the NHS exemption will benefit other sectors

19 Jun 2018

The removal of doctors and nurses from the cap on Tier 2 visas for highly-skilled workers has been welcomed and...

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Manufacturers call for more time to use apprenticeship levy funds

3 May 2018

The Government should extend the timeframe employers have to spend their apprenticeship levy funds from 24 to 48 months –...

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