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Guaranteeing the right start: Preventing youth unemployment after Covid-19

Publication Report Jobs & skills Young people IPPR
Topic: Jobs & skills

Upskilling for Automation in Northern Ireland

The UK, and indeed the world as a whole, is in the middle of a huge economic disruption. Over the coming years, automation and technological change – including analytics, artificial intelligence and...

15/08/2018
Blog post Expert comment Jobs & skills Northern Ireland IPPR Scotland

Building the workforce of the future: Learning from Grow with Google

Digitisation is transforming the nature of work, as well as many aspects of social and civic life. Digital skills are vital for individuals and national economies to prosper in a rapidly-changing...

25/06/2018
Publication Jobs & skills New Skills at Work Science & technology IPPR

Fixing the apprenticeship system locally

The Apprenticeship Levy is a welcome attempt to boost employer investment in training in the UK, but it has had a difficult first year, with the number of apprenticeship starts having fallen...

04/06/2018
Blog post Expert comment Jobs & skills

The state of pay: Demystifying the gender pay gap

The UK has a gender pay gap: within industries, within occupations, and within organisations, women tend to earn less per hour than men. A small proportion of this gap may be the result of unequal...

10/05/2018
Publication Report Jobs & skills Society & migration Equality IPPR

Skills for the North: Devolving technical education to cities

The north of England needs a skilled workforce and a system for skills development that meets the changing needs of the regional economy. Qualifications levels across the north of England are lower...

17/01/2018
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership Jobs & skills