28 results for 'Published=16/01/2018 - 31/01/2018'

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Delivering STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills for the economy [2018] Full document External document

Examines how well placed the Government is to deliver increased STEM skills in the economy. Looks particularly at how well current and future needs for STEM skills are understood, whether the Governme...

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Vocation, vocation, vocation: the role of vocational routes into higher education [2018] External document

Examines the role played by vocational education in preparing young people for higher education, and considers the ways in which students can be helped to pursue the most appropriate learning and care...

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More selfies: a picture of self-employment in the UK [2018] External document

Examines trends in self-employment in the UK. Discusses the definition of self-employment. Draws on: data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) - ONS statistics on self-employment and a follow-up survey ...

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Scotland as a global tech hub of the future, IN Holyrood, No 395 15 Jan 2018, pp46-49 [2018]

Looks at Scotland's potential to operate as a global technology hub in the future, drawing on a round table discussion involving a range of academic, government and business leaders. Discusses the cha...

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Skills shortages dominate current sector challenges, IN Scottish Business Insider, Vol 35 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018, pp71-72, 74 [2018]

Looks at the challenges faced by a number of sectors in recruiting skilled staff, drawing on the experience of a range of specialist recruitment services in Scotland. Suggests that employers in food p...

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Apprenticeship programmes case studies with top tips for employers [2018] External document

Presents three case studies of organisations making use of the new apprenticeship levy to take an innovative approach to addressing their workforce challenges. Looks at how Transport for London (TfL) ...

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Assessing the early impact of the apprenticeship levy: employers' perspective [2018] External document

Explores employers' views and attitudes to the apprenticeship levy which was introduced in April 2017 in a bid to counteract the long term decline in employer investment in training. Bases its analyse...

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Employer engagement in education: insights from international evidence for effective practice and future research [2018] External document

Reports on a study reviewing current evidence on the most effective ways employers can support schools to improve pupil educational and economic outcomes. Reviews academic and policy literature to off...

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Understanding the gender pay gap in the UK [2018] Full document External document

Presents an overview of the Office for National Statistics headline measures for the gender pay gap and explores some of the factors that affect men’s and women’s pay. Explains that the headline measu...

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Engineering today: the supply and demand for engineers in the UK [2018] External document

Reports on the engineering labour market in the UK today and the challenges it faces in the future. Uses data from sources such as the Office of National Statistics, the Higher Education Statistics Ag...

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