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The Future of Work and Automation in England – 1.5 million people employed in jobs at high risk

The calculation of probabilities of automation for individuals on the Annual Population Survey (APS) allows us to produce detailed demographic breakdowns, by taking the average probability of automation within each demographic group. To produce probabilities of automation at four digit occupation level on the APS, we created a pooled dataset of seven years of APS … Continue reading

Apprenticeships in England – What do we know?

Increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships is high on the policy agenda in England. Research on this issue is a central focus of the Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER). Sandra McNally summarises some of the most significant findings to date. An apprenticeship is usually thought of as a programme of work and study … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in England, United Kingdom – There is still some way to go to establish an apprenticeship system to match those of the strongest countries OECD says

Across many countries, apprenticeship is now experiencing a revival, in the light of a wide range of evidence demonstrating its effectiveness as a means of transitioning young people into work, and serving the economy. But few countries can match the energy and range of reforms currently being pursued in England. Key findings England has launched … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in 8 Countries – Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa

This report presents the results of the analysis of apprenticeship in eight countries: Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa. The study used documentary analysis as its central methodological approach, citing, summarizing, synthesizing, analyzing and critically reflecting on existing literature and data produced by international organizations, government agencies, universities, and research institutions. … Continue reading

Current apprenticeships policy and developments in England

Skills and training are devolved policy areas. This Briefing Paper covers apprenticeships in England. Sources of information on apprenticeships in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are included in Section 4, Useful Sources. The Government has made a commitment of 3 million new apprenticeships starts in England between 2015 and 2020. Apprenticeships are full-time paid jobs … Continue reading

Vocational education and training has been neglected OECD says

“Vocational education and training has been neglected. If “strong vocational programmes increase competitiveness”, “many programmes fail to meet labour market needs” writes the OECD in LEARNING FOR JOBS: SUMMARY AND POLICY MESSAGES. The OCDE review “aims to bridge the gap between learning and jobs, by exploring how to make initial vocational education and training for … Continue reading

UK – Antidepressant use soared during the recession with 12.5m more pills prescribed in 2012 than in 2007

The use of antidepressants rose significantly in England during the financial crisis and subsequent recession, with 12.5m more pills prescribed in 2012 than in 2007, a study has found.  Researchers from the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation identified a long-term trend of increasing prescription of antidepressants, rising from 15m items in 1998 to 40m … Continue reading

Future Care Workforce in UK – To add 1 million workers by 2025

The Future Care Workforce reviews the state of the adult social care workforce and how it may have to evolve to meet the challenges it is likely to face over the coming decade. This report was supported by Anchor.  This report finds that the adult social care sector in England will need to add approximately … Continue reading

UK Gender Life Expectancy Gap / Narrows to less than four years

Babies born from 2010 to 2012 can now expect to live to 79 if they are boys and 82.8 if they are girls Continue reading

UK / Local authorities say youth unemployment schemes does work

National schemes to tackle youth unemployment are not working, the group representing English councils has said. The LGA said the current system was over-complicated, with 35 different national schemes across 13 different age boundaries costing £15bn a year. Research by the LGA also found a drop of 8% in the number of young people in … Continue reading

UK / Nine out of the 10 easiest areas to find a job were in south

Almost half of all UK job vacancies were in London and southeast England last month, raising fears that any jobs growth on the back of the recovering economy could widen the regional divide Continue reading

Bombardier / To cut more than 1,400 jobs at its railcar plant in Derby, England

Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, sealed a $2.5 billion contract to provide carriages for a London rail link, beating Bombardier Inc., which is cutting jobs at its plant in England. The order to provide 1,140 new carriages for use on the Thameslink line will be awarded to a consortium led by Munich-based Siemens, the … Continue reading

UK / An overhaul of vocational education

Teenagers in England are to be offered the chance to take new courses in engineering and construction as part of an overhaul of vocational education. Ministers said they would develop seven qualifications in the two subjects to equip youngsters with relevant skills. The Department for Education also said thousands of vocational qualifications which were “of … Continue reading

Boston, England / The influx of immigrants in a small British city

When Ziedonis Barbaks arrived in Boston, England, to work at a meat-packing plant nine years ago, the city was a pretty lonely place for someone from Latvia. Almost nobody came from his home country or from just about anywhere else outside of Britain. Today there are not only hundreds of Latvians in Boston but thousands … Continue reading

UK / Network Rail to cut 4,000 jobs

Network Rail has unveiled huge investment plans to develop the UK’s railway infrastructure between 2014 and 2019, involving the centralisation of its signalling operations to save millions of pounds and drastically reduce its frontline workforce over the next fifteen years. The mammoth Strategic Business Plan for England and Wales places heavy emphasis on the role … Continue reading

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