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 »
Following the release of government figures showing more people than ever are taking advantage of apprenticeships and traineeships, with a further rise this year, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the Learning and Work Institute, commented: “It’s...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute have today welcomed the UK Government’s new policy to make the UK one of the most digitally-skilled nations by offering publicly-funded basic digital skills training free of charge to ‘adults in England...Read more »
Government should develop an employment datalab and a new ‘what works’ offer to encourage innovation and learning in employment services, according to recommendations in new research from Learning and Work Institute.
Today in Birmingham, The Festival of Learning Awards 2016 will showcase and celebrate the wonderful things that people, families, communities and employers can achieve through learning. The award-winning learners, tutors, projects and employers will receive well—deserved...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute is marking International Literacy Day today [September 8th, 2016] with a reminder on the importance of literacy in improving life chances. International Literacy Day, which was first proclaimed by UNESCO fifty years...Read more »
A report released today by Learning & Work Institute, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows how tackling skills gaps can help to reduce poverty and improve life chances and calls for urgent action to support millions of adults improve their English and Maths
Increasing the amount of job search that jobseekers do increases their chances of finding work and leaving benefit but delivering this under an intensive supervision model for up to 35 hours a week is not cost...Read more »
Learning and Work Institute responds to today’s apprenticeship funding announcements from the Department for Education: The Department for Education has this morning published a series of documents providing more information on how the system for...Read more »
A new curriculum trialled in three women’s prisons, led by the Learning and Work Institute, shows positive results and will be made available more widely.
Learning and work Institute launch a US inspired programme to boost employment amongst social housing tenants.
Learning and Work Institute is calling for better access to learning and employment for young adult carers, responding to the Department of Health’s consultation on a new Carers Strategy.
Stephen Evans will take over in September as CEO at Learning and Work Institute, following the departure of David Hughes who will become CEO at Association of Colleges. Stephen was chosen after a competitive open process...Read more »
David Hughes responds to the appointment of Justine Green as Secretary of State for Education, with responsibility for futher and higher education; and apprenticeships.
David Hughes, Learning and Work Institute chief executive, responds to recommendations from Paul Maynard's taskforce on access to apprenticeships for those with disabilities.
The government has today (Friday 8 July) published the Post-16 Skills Plan and the findings of the Independent Panel on Technical Education led by Lord Sainsbury detailing bold reforms to technical education. Proposals ranging from defined technical education...Read more »