Wales

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Skills in Wales – A focus on young people will not be enough, 81.5 per cent of the workforce of 2030 have already left compulsory education

Wales is at the centre of a number of significant disruptions likely to bring long-term changes for its people and economy. Some of these are global in nature, such as automation and technological change. Some affect the whole UK – most obviously, the uncertainty around Brexit. Others come from within Wales, such as the rapid … 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

Sharp factory in Wales / 615 jobs to go

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas said the loss of an expected 615 jobs at the Sharp factory on the Llay Industrial Estate announced today is a hammer blow to the town. “May I say how sorry I am for those who are losing their jobs in the run up to Christmas and I will work with … 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

UK 2011 Census / Key Statistics

The resident population of England and Wales on 27 March 2011 was 56.1 million, a seven per cent (3.7 million) increase since 2001 with 55 per cent (2.1 million) of this increase being due to migration. One in six people were aged 65 or over (16 per cent, 9.2 million). Most residents of England and … Continue reading

The Press Association: 600 new call centre jobs confirmed

An American call centre company is to create 600 jobs in Cardiff. Conduit already employs more than 1,900 staff across three centres in south Wales – Cardiff city centre, Cardiff Gate and Swansea. After securing a lucrative contract with British Gas, the firm is “actively” looking for more staff – and bosses say Wales is … Continue reading

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