Working at Learning and Work Institute

We are an independent research and development organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We're focused on the big questions. How do we help more people find work and build careers in a changing jobs market? How do we help people to be active and engaged citizens? And how do we do all of this at a time of constrained public finances?

L&W is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable. L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider flexible working arrangements.

We offer a range of benefits in addition to a competitive salary including: 25 days holiday (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service); 8 bank holidays and 6 grace days (including Christmas closure); a generous pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme (with up to up to 16% employer contributions); season ticket loan and a range of family friendly, health and wellbeing benefits.

We are always very keen to hear from Welsh speaking applicants. Please do indicate on your application if you can speak Welsh.

Should you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please make this clear when you apply.


Current Vacancies

Research intern

We’re looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic research intern to join our colleagues in Leicester or London.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute and gain insight into L&W’s high impact research, policy, and campaigning activity across all areas of our strategic plan. You will be responsible for participating in our programme of research, as well as proactively supporting other colleagues across the organisation.

Full job description

To apply, please complete our application form and privacy notice, and alongside your CV, email them to [email protected]. Please remember to state in your application whether you are applying for the Leicester or London location.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 2 September. Interviews will take place in Leicester on Thursday 12 September.


Join L&W’s talent pool

Are you starting your career in research? Or looking for the next step in your career as a researcher, research manager or head of research? If so, we want to hear from you!

L&W is keen to build up a pool of talented individuals who have the experience and desire to work for us. Your CV and privacy notice will be kept on file and we will notify you of relevant upcoming vacancies.

L&W is a flexible and supportive employer. We are a Silver Investors in People Award holder committed to making L&W a great place to work. We are particularly interested in hearing from Welsh-speakers, care leavers and those interested in flexible working. If you would like the opportunity to know more about us and our team, please get in touch.

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In addition to a competitive salary, we offer 35 to 39 days’ holiday including bank holidays, grace days and Christmas closure. We also offer a generous pension with LGPS and staff benefits.

Explore our staff benefits.

Email your CV to [email protected], complete our privacy notice and let us know which job description best fits you.

Browse more information about our pension, LGPS


Join our consultants register

We are always looking to engage with like-minded professionals to join our consultants register. To join the register, you will need a strong track record in learning, skills or employment, with excellent research or development skills.

To apply to L&W’s consultants register, please complete this short form or for further details, contact us at [email protected].

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