To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Learning and Work Institute has released research showing women, people from lower income families, and ethnic minorities face a participation penalty in apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are a proven way for people to...Read more »
In response to today’s announcements on investment in skills and technical education from Her Majesty’s Treasury, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute said: “We are pleased the Chancellor has recognised the need for...Read more »
Our first interim report from the Step-Up evaluation brings together learning from the programme’s first year on engaging with and delivering services to low-paid workers. Covering recruitment practices; service messaging; delivering services; engaging employers; and facilitating...Read more »
Skills Minister Robert Halfon MP has today launched the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network which will promote diversity among employers and encourage more people from underrepresented groups, including those with disabilities, women, and members of the black,...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute is working with the Department for Education to develop new approaches to the traineeship programme. L&W can offer free support to a range of organisations, which include Local Authority employers, voluntary sector...Read more »
Experienced campaigner, David Hagendyk will be joining Learning and Work Institute as the new Director for Wales. David has eighteen years experience of political campaigns and policy development in Wales. He will join Learning and Work...Read more »
With the recent launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy placing significant emphasis on lifelong education and training, it has never been more important to raise the profile of adult learning and celebrate the positive difference it...Read more »
For January 2017 the Department for Education has released the latest statistics about learner participation, outcomes and highest qualification held in further education and skills. Responding to today’s figures, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is helping public sector organisations to meet their apprenticeship targets and assisting them to recognise the benefits of apprenticeships to their organisations. L&W is identifying best practice and ensuring that public...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute, in partnership with Fair Train, has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to gather evidence on good quality, effective work placements and any challenges to delivering these.
This report presents findings from our research into the barriers to employment, volunteering and skills development for disabled people and individuals with long-term health conditions residing in Brighton & Hove. Building on the research findings, it...Read more »
Young people – Britain’s greatest asset – but HOW can we maximise their potential? This was the challenge set by Learning and Work Institute at the 2016 Youth Employment Convention.
Today is Carers Rights Day, when organisations across the country help carers to understand their rights and the support they are entitled to.
Learning and Work Institute were the lead evaluation partner in the Action for Change project, which has been funded by the European Commission.
Today’s Autumn Statement sets out the first official assessment of the economy and public finances since the EU referendum, alongside modest new spending commitments targeted at raising productivity and supporting ‘just about managing’ households.
Statistics released by the UK Government have shown a significant fall in adults participating in English and Maths courses in England.
Funded by the Department of Health’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) grants fund, ‘Positive Career Choices for Young Adult Carers’ is working with six carers services across England to develop and pilot a tailored careers...Read more »
The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee have added their voice to growing concerns about the lack resource and capacity being made available to help more people with disabilities and health conditions in to employment.
We are delighted to welcome Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, who will be keynote speaker at our Youth Employment Convention on 5 December in London.
With the success of the What Employers Want programme, culminating in the creation of the What Employers Want website, Learning and Work are pleased to announce the exciting next phase of the project to tackle youth unemployment.
Following the announcement today of a new green paper on work and health, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute said:
Following the UK Government’s Supporting Apprenticeship Announcement today, Learning and Work Institute Chief Executive responds. Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute said: “We are pleased to see that today’s government announcement on supporting...Read more »
To mark the start of National Care Leavers’ Week, Learning and Work Institute is launching new ways to improve the chances for Looked After Young People and Care Leavers.
Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), the national armed forces charity, has called on the Department for Work and Pensions to fund an expansion of LifeWorks. This award-winning employment support programme that has helped nearly 600 long-term...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute is today calling for affordable and achievable safeguards which would ensure high quality and accessible apprenticeships. Mirroring the Pupil Premium in schools, Learning and Work is today proposing an Apprentice Premium to...Read more »