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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

About the London Progression Collaboration

An initiative to help over 1,000 Londoners to progress from unemployment into work, and from low-paid low-skilled work into better-quality, higher-paying jobs

The problem

London has a highly-polarised labour market, with a fifth of Londoners earning below the London Living Wage in low-skill, low-productivity employment. The capital also has amongst the worst in-work progression rates in the country. Meanwhile, despite widely acknowledged skills gaps in key sectors, London has the lowest level of apprenticeship starts in the UK. This is bad for Londoners, bad for employers and bad for the economy.

A solution

High-quality apprenticeships can support businesses to address skills gaps and increase productivity. They can also support Londoners to progress into work, and from low-pay, low-skills work into better-quality, higher-paying jobs. The right apprenticeships benefit individuals, employers and the economy.

The London Progression Collaboration

The London Progression Collaboration is building a movement of businesses committed to investing in their employees’ skills. We offer a free business support service to employers to increase investment in apprenticeships, to facilitate the levy transfer process and enable SMEs to access apprenticeships successfully, and to establish a knowledge sharing network. Our approach is tailored to the needs of each business, with a team of account managers ready to support at every stage in the apprenticeship journey.

This is a joint initiative delivered by the Institute for Public Policy Research and the Greater London Authority, with the financial support of J.P. Morgan. The London Progression Collaboration aims to help over 1,000 Londoners to progress into work, and from low-paid low-skilled work into better-quality, higher-paying jobs

To find out more, contact LPC Director Anna Ambrose: [email protected] / 07966 666456

Read the LPC Feasibillity study