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Graduate Outcomes in UK – For all subjects by university

Employment outcomes across HEIs and subjects Figure 5 shows the distribution of each institution’s proportion of graduates in sustained employment, further study or both five years after graduation. While median proportions lie consistently between 75% and 85% across subjects, there is significant variation within subjects. For Subjects Allied to Medicine (excluding Nursing), for example, the … Continue reading

Disengagement from School in UK – A map

This paper builds on previous research to set out a model which can be used to measure disengagement nationally. It uses risk factors of disengagement, some imperfect direct measurements, and outcomes which are known to be in uenced by disengagement to locate where high levels of disengagement can be found. Disengagement describes attitudes and practices … Continue reading

Higher Education – Making college is hardly the only way to increase quantity, quality, and equity i

Earlier this month, New York became the first US state to offer all but its wealthiest residents free tuition not only at its public community colleges, but also at public four-year institutions within the state. The new program, called the Excelsior Scholarship, doesn’t make college completely free, nor is it without significant restrictions. Still, the … Continue reading

Older Workers in UK – Workplace innovation practices

The increasing age of the working population is creating unprecedented challenges for organizations and governments. Coupled with economic and demographic changes, these challenges call for effective and efficient ways to manage an increasingly older workforce. So far, policy on developing sustainable work and retaining an increasingly ageing workforce has focused on raising the retirement age … Continue reading

Skills System in UK – From ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’: making it a world class

The majority of people who will be working in 2030 are already in the workforce, and will be untouched by the current round of educational reforms. UK employers spend less on training than other major EU economies and less than the EU average. Participation in job-related adult learning has fallen significantly in recent years, leaving … Continue reading

Older Workers in UK – Although their number in employment is rising, employment rates still drop sizeably reports says

Older workers account for a growing proportion of the UK workforce. As such, it is increasingly important to understand more about the working experiences of older individuals as well as the potential impact changes in the age composition of workplaces may have on their performance. Key findings (1) the proportion of workers aged 50 and … Continue reading

Driving Up the Demand for Skills in UK – Skills policy is only one part of a strategic mix

The general direction of skills policy in the UK over the recent past has been to create a market for training in order to improve the degree to which the skills people acquire are matched to those that the economy demands. A recognised weakness of the training market, certainly over the 1990s and early 2000s, … Continue reading

UK – The adult skills system is failing to build an economy that works for everyone IPPR says

The government is seeking to build an economy that works for everyone. As we leave the European Union, we will need to ensure that our country can compete in a global economy, and the government has set goals of boosting living standards, growth and productivity, and addressing deeply engrained regional inequalities. However, England’s adult skills … Continue reading

UK – Higher and degree apprenticeships represent the cream of the crop

Higher and degree apprenticeships represent the cream of the crop. Typically lasting three to four years, higher apprenticeships provide students with a qualification at level 4 or level 5, equivalent to a foundation degree – although some are available at level 7. Offered in vocational areas, such as engineering, accountancy and law, higher apprenticeships still … Continue reading

STEM Education in UK – 61 per cent felt that technical skills would have been more advantageous than academic skills

This report is not concerned with exams. It focuses on how well schools and educators are doing in helping students to develop the technical skills needed for successful careers. We surveyed STEM workers aged under 35 years to understand how they had made the journey from school to work, exploring not only their experience of … Continue reading

UK – Is there different treatment in recruitment practices and the workplace based on nationality?

In August 2015, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘the EHRC’) conducted research into employer and employee practices, perceptions and experiences in relation to recruitment. Our aim was to understand whether there was any evidence of differential treatment between UK-born and foreign-born workers with a right to work in the UK; the extent of discrimination … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in UK – Substantial opportunities to deliver employer-led training that can boost skills and performance

Nearly a quarter of all job openings in 2015 were left vacant because employers could not nd people with the right skills or knowledge to ll them. Equipping people with better skills is not only crucial to driving productivity, it also has a role in sharing prosperity generated by growth, driving social mobility and ensuring … Continue reading

UK – Almost 1 million people aged 50-64 have been made ‘involuntarily jobless’

Age-old assumptions about when working life should end are rapidly changing. Increasing numbers are choosing to work beyond State Pension Age (SPA) and many are having to work longer than planned to assure their income in retirement, particularly in light of recent changes to SPA. As a society we have failed to grasp and respond, … Continue reading

Cities in UK – They should support economic growth to attract and retain a greater number of graduates, then it needs to

Attracting and retaining talent is increasingly critical for the success of city economies as the UK continues to specialise in ever more high-skilled, knowledge- intensive activities. And this is a big challenge for many of our cities. While the UK’s great universities are spread around the country, many graduates head straight for the bright lights … Continue reading

Job Report in US, November 2016 – Unemployment has returned to its level of August 2007

The unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care. Household Survey Data In November, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.3 percentage point to 4.6 percent, and the … Continue reading

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