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Cyber security is a growing concern resulting from homeworking

According to research commissioned by Daisy Corporate Services (DCS), a leading provider of secure IT, communications and cloud services. This comes at a time when organisations say that shared broadband connections (40%), remote working cybersecurity risks (40%) and connectivity performance (39%) have been the biggest technology challenges they have faced during lockdown.

Contributor: Richard Beeston, Product Director - Daisy Corporate Services | Published: 18 February 2021

The pandemic is sparking a career change revolution

From younger people starting out in their careers, to well-established workers, the pandemic has sparked a significant change in career direction for thousands of people, and apprenticeships are coming into their own to make this happen - not just for school leavers, but experienced workers wanting to upskill and retrain. 

Contributor: Jon O'Boyle - Eden Training Solutions | Published: 18 February 2021

Lesbians and bisexual people less satisfied at work than heterosexual colleagues

Lesbians and bisexual men and women are less satisfied at work than their heterosexual counterparts, new research says. And inclusive policies set up to ensure there is no discrimination against them have no significant effect on their job satisfaction, the study shows.

Contributor: Tony Trueman - British Sociological Association | Published: 17 February 2021

Young people put their career plans on hold due to pandemic

More than 40% of young people aged 16-24 surveyed in the UK say they are putting their career or education plans on hold until the pandemic is over. The research, commissioned by BAE Systems to mark National Apprenticeship Week (8-12 February), looks at the impact the pandemic has had on the ‘lost generation’ and their career aspirations. 

Contributor: Richard Hamer, Education and Skills Director - BAE System | Published: 17 February 2021

Science industry opens arms to more apprenticeships

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP), a powerful employer-led membership alliance supported by Cogent Skills, has today (Monday 8 February) announced its latest Apprenticeship Survey findings and the launch of a new group to support the sector’s apprenticeship ambitions.

Contributor: Roger Thomas, Cogent Skills | Published: 16 February 2021

Two thirds of workers retrain to find new jobs during pandemic

New research of 1,521 workers by reed.co.uk, the UK’s leading job site, has found that two thirds of workers (66%) completed online courses to learn new skills in 2020 and improve their job prospects. The results demonstrate the dynamism and flexibility of the UK labour market in light of the pandemic’s impact on the economy.

Contributor: James Reed, Chairman - reed.co.uk | Published: 15 February 2021