Given the unprecedented global impact of the coronavirus crisis, much of the workforce has been financially affected. Therefore, providing financial wellbeing has never been so important, especially for those employees considering retirement.
Published: 8 June 2020
Online digital skills training provider Circus Street has analysed over 42,000 learners across its global audience from February to March, showing homebound workers are reskilling during their weekends, while spending time learning work-based topics during the week.
Published: 6 May 2020
The flagship Modern Slavery Act 2015 legislation was introduced to mandate businesses to disclose details of their supply chain practices as well as their commitments to end modern slavery. Wax Digital recently surveyed over 500 respondents to assess awareness and understanding of modern slavery.
Published: 31 October 2019
With supply in Oxford and Cambridge in particularly constrained, house prices look set to continue to rise, which may stifle economic growth as talent finds it more difficult to remain in the cities post-degree, despite the burgeoning science & tech sectors currently spinning out billions of pounds of AI start-ups in the area.
Published: 25 August 2019
In 2011, Macquarie University in Australia debated whether to get rid of exams completely. They argued that exams fail to develop questioning, independent learners and instead promotes a superficial and inauthentic understanding of subjects.
Published: 5 May 2019
Less than a quarter of Maths re-takers passing and school leavers are the biggest losers from crash in apprenticeship opportunities, so the government must respond. AELP says that the government is letting a generation of young people down by blindly persisting with its damaging compulsory GCSE resits policy for English and maths.
Published: 24 August 2018
Across British politics, there is a recognition that technical and vocational education has been badly neglected. The Government has recently made this one of its core priorities, via the introduction of T-levels for students aged 16 and over and new Institutes of Technology. This is particularly urgent, given our imminent departure from the European Union.
Published: 17 August 2018
Thousands of young people receiving their A-level results on Thursday will be disappointed to find that the debt-free choice of a higher or degree level apprenticeship may not be available to them. This comes five years after former Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted it to ‘to be the new norm for young people to either go to university or into an apprenticeship’.
Published: 16 August 2018
Research by Chase de Vere, the independent financial and corporate advisers, in conjunction with Lightbulb, an independent research company, shows that an increasing number of employers believe that their employees should be responsible for their own financial education.
Published: 6 July 2018
The great inventor Henry Ford once said that “anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty” 1, and it’s a message millennials appear to be taking on board, with nearly three quarters saying its likely they’ll return to education later in life. Contributor Dr Nick Smith.
Published: 16 June 2018