STEM

Business leaders targeted in teacher recruitment drive

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

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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MPs launch #PayMeToo campaign as public sector gender pay gap deadline passes

3 Apr 2018

Nine out of 10 public sector organisations paid men more than women in 2017, figures have revealed, as the deadline...

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Solving the skills crisis one apprenticeship at a time

5 Mar 2018

Apprenticeships seem a convenient response to skills shortages in a number of UK industries. But as we celebrate National Apprenticeship...

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Gender equality reduces number of women in STEM

15 Feb 2018

Women are less likely to take degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) if they live in countries with...

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