Work and Careers

Best practice in designing and delivering Public Sector apprenticeship programmes case studies
25 July 2017

Best practice in designing and delivering Public Sector apprenticeship programmes case studies

Our case studies include examples of good practice and different approaches taken by a range of public sector organisations. In a hurry? Read the 2-page summaries below of the approaches being taken by public sector organisations....Read more »

Work Local – report to the LGA on options for devolving employment and skills
4 July 2017

Work Local – report to the LGA on options for devolving employment and skills

The Learning and Work Institute was commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to explore the options for how modern, more integrated and localised public employment and skills services could be funded, designed and delivered.  This...Read more »

Employer guide to supporting care leavers in the workplace
11 May 2017

Employer guide to supporting care leavers in the workplace

The aim of this guide is to highlight ways in which employers of all sizes, and from all sectors of the economy, can make a difference in supporting care leavers to develop the skills, experience and confidence they need to gain, stay and progress in work.

3 Million Apprenticeships
6 March 2017

3 Million Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to combine learning and earning and meet employers’ skills needs. That is why they have a long history dating back several centuries, though today’s apprenticeships have a wider focus including on...Read more »

Step-Up: Year One Learning Report
2 March 2017

Step-Up: Year One Learning Report

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

Ambition London: Making learning work
22 February 2017

Ambition London: Making learning work

Ambition London is Learning and Work Institute’s flagship programme supporting employers and individuals to meet their skills needs, making use of Advanced Learner Loans to support their learning. Funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, this high...Read more »

A guide for employers 24 January 2017

Supporting young adult carers in the workplace: A guide for employers

This guide aims to help employers provide support for young adult carers to gain and stay in work. It tells employers who young adult carers are, the benefits of supporting young adult carers in the workplace, and includes practical information, resources and case studies which demonstrate the types of support employers can offer to young adult carers.

Evaluation of Want to Work
24 January 2017

Evaluation of Want to Work

The evaluation is based primarily on analysis management information and a survey of customers who first received support in 2009, and four case study visits to different delivery locations conducted in 2011 and 2012.

Youth unemployment: review of training for young people with low qualifications
24 January 2017

Youth unemployment: review of training for young people with low qualifications

This paper specifically looks at how effective training programmes targeted at increasing the employment and skills of young people who are not in learning or work and who have low or no skills.

Work Programme statistics 24 January 2017

Work Programme Statistics – September 2016

DWP has published statistics from the beginning of the Work Programme in June 2011 to the end of June 2016. In this data release, we report on the two-year job outcome performance i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.

Worklessness, welfare and social housing
24 January 2017

Worklessness, welfare and social housing

Residents of social housing face considerable disadvantages in the labour market.

Work Programme Evaluation March 2013
24 January 2017

Work Programme Evaluation March 2013

This report focuses on the initial procurement process and the payment-by-results model that underpins the programme. Its key messages will be important for the roll-out of payment-by-results in other areas of government policy, including criminal justice.

Work Programme Statistics 24 January 2017

Work Programme Statistics – March 2016

DWP has published statistics from the beginning of the Work Programme in June 2011 to the end of December 2015. In this data release, we are able to report on the two-year job outcome performance, i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.

Totalling the hidden talent
24 January 2017

Totalling the hidden talent

This research, commissioned from Inclusion by the Local Government Association, defines a broader measure of 'slack' in the youth labour market than that given by the headline unemployment figures.

What Employers Want 24 January 2017

What Employers Want

As part of What Employers Want, we have produced a suite of resources for unemployed young people, aged 16-25, who are looking for employment.

What is the Role of Skills? 24 January 2017

The Work Programme: What is the Role of Skills?

This is an important publication which makes the case for more skills support to unemployed people on the Work Programme.

Document 24 January 2017

The Organisation and Regulation of the Public Employment Service and of Private Employment and Temporary Work Agencies

This study reviews changes in the organisation and regulation of public and private employment services in four selected European countries.

The state of the sector
24 January 2017

The state of the sector

Key trends for voluntary sector organisations working with offenders and their families.

The impacts of welfare reform in Oxford
24 January 2017

The impacts of welfare reform in Oxford

Inclusion was commissioned by Oxford City Council to assess the impacts of welfare reforms introduced since 2010, and the implications of these for the future.

The impacts of welfare reform on residents in Brighton and Hove
24 January 2017

The impacts of welfare reform on residents in Brighton and Hove

Inclusion was commissioned by Brighton & Hove City Council to:
Assess the cumulative impacts of the Coalition Government's welfare reforms;
Explore how residents and services have responded to these changes; and
Advise on the design and delivery of future support.

The impacts of welfare reform on residents in Tower Hamlets
24 January 2017

The impacts of welfare reform on residents in Tower Hamlets

Inclusion was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council to assess the impacts of welfare reforms on residents.

The Benefits of Tackling Worklessness and Low Pay
24 January 2017

The Benefits of Tackling Worklessness and Low Pay

This research, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows how increasing employment and wages can boost the economy, both locally and nationally.

The Apprentices’ Journey
24 January 2017

The Apprentices’ Journey

A report analysing the experiences of the 81 learners who were nominated for the 2011 Adult Apprentice of the Year Award, which was sponsored by Pearson for Adult Learners' Week.

Talent Match London
24 January 2017

Talent Match London

This report provides supporting research and analysis for the Talent Match provision being developed by London Youth.

The Adult Apprentice
24 January 2017

The Adult Apprentice

The stories featured in this publication are based on in-depth interviews with ten adult apprentices (aged 19+) nominated in the Apprentice of the Year category of the 2012 Adult Learners' Week awards.

Square Mile Jobs Project Evaluation
24 January 2017

Square Mile Jobs Project Evaluation

Square Mile Jobs is a European Social Fund (ESF) and City of London Corporation funded project which aims to help unemployed London residents to find jobs in the City.

Strategic approaches to employment: Responding to change in the sector
24 January 2017

Strategic approaches to employment: Responding to change in the sector

Inclusion in partnership with HACT facilitated an Action Learning Network throughout 2013. This network brought together housing providers to share their experience, knowledge and good practice examples of how they deliver employment support and deal with the impacts of welfare reform

Take-up of benefits and poverty: an evidence and policy review
24 January 2017

Take-up of benefits and poverty: an evidence and policy review

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) commissioned a series of literature reviews in 2013 to provide a comprehensive and robust evidence base to inform the development of anti-poverty strategies for the UK.