Rhian Short blog posts



Call for evidence on employer engagement activities for learners
7 December 2017 by Rhian Short

Call for evidence on employer engagement activities for learners

Learning and Work Institute has been commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation to gather evidence on effective employer engagement activities for learners aged 16 and 17 studying below Level 2. This important piece of work will...Read more »

Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents – our response
4 December 2017 by Rhian Short

Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents – our response

Following today’s publication of the Careers Strategy, Fiona Aldridge, Assistant Director for Research and Development responded, saying “We are pleased to see that the long-awaited careers strategy, published today, recognises the importance of focusing on adults...Read more »

One in five employers of apprentices unsure of the rules on apprentice pay
24 November 2017 by Rhian Short

One in five employers of apprentices unsure of the rules on apprentice pay

New research from Learning and Work Institute suggests one in five employers of apprentices are unsure of the rules on apprentice pay. The findings suggest low awareness of the rules may mean too many apprentices are...Read more »

Autumn Budget 2017: our response
22 November 2017 by Rhian Short

Autumn Budget 2017: our response

In response to today’s budget announcements, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute said: “The Budget forecasts are a sea of red with sharp downgrades to growth and productivity. We don’t have to just...Read more »

Eight new Fellows for Learning and Work Institute
3 November 2017 by Rhian Short

Eight new Fellows for Learning and Work Institute

Learning and Work Institute has announced the appointment of its first eight Fellows, made up of leaders from the learning, skills and employment sectors. The announcement comes as L&W launches its Impact Report, setting out the...Read more »

Festival of Learning 2018 award nominations open
2 November 2017 by Rhian Short

Festival of Learning 2018 award nominations open

Adult learning can help transform lives, communities, families, and workplaces. Yet latest data shows 900,000 fewer adults taking part in learning than five years ago. So it’s perhaps never been more important to celebrate the best...Read more »