Investing in skills to drive growth – is your organisation fit for the future?

11 January 2022
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Dora Timar, Senior Manager of Recognitions and Frameworks, City & Guilds reflects on the smartest investments businesses can make in skills to stand out, to stay relevant and to succeed.

What skills are needed for a new era in rail?

14 December 2021
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Continuing with our employer roundtable series, we took a deep dive into the rail industry and how apprenticeships could provide a solution to the ongoing skills shortage in this critical sector.

Building the Future of Construction

14 December 2021
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Drawing our employer round table series to a close for the year, we caught up with employers and panel experts in the construction industry. The experts and organisations in attendance were those who have pledged their commitment to finding innovative solutions to the challenges faced by apprentices battling to enter the construction industry.

Recruiting for Adult Care

13 December 2021
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Kate Shoesmith, Deputy CEO at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, discusses the challenges for the Adult Care sector and the need for a co-ordinated workforce strategy for both the immediate and long term future.

Getting your apprentices EPA ready

08 December 2021
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Rebecca Hollamby, City & Guilds and ILM EPA Partnership Manager, shares her experience on how providers can best support their apprentices, so they can succeed at end-point assessment.

USA & UK employer round table – creating gender diversity through apprenticeships

06 December 2021
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In a recent round table held with a panel of employing companies committed to change in the equality, diversity and inclusion space (EDI), the question was posed at the onset of the discussion: do we have a global skills pandemic? This is particularly timely as economies across the globe are caught up in the conundrum of jobs without people, and people without jobs.

Adult learning and apprenticeships as solutions to the lack of females and an ageing workforce in the construction sector

03 December 2021
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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took the global economy hostage, the Fourth Industrial Revolution was making a significant impact on the skills dynamic in all industries. Perhaps one of the industries hardest hit by simple industrial change – even prior to COVID-19 – is the construction industry.

Women locked out of growing sectors as the gender pay gap widens

18 November 2021
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Our Chair Dr Ann Limb CBE, reflects on Equal Pay Day 2021 – the day in which women effectively, on average, stop earning relative to men because of the gender pay gap.

City & Guilds, Winner of the End-Point Assessment Organisation of the Year award 2021

15 November 2021
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On Thursday 11 November, City & Guilds were delighted to receive the EPAO of the Year Award at the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) ceremony.

The Future of Adult Learning in Social Care

10 November 2021
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The pandemic raised the profile of the valuable contribution that the social care workforce made to the lives of many individuals.  However there remains a huge skills challenge that needs to be addressed so that sector can increase and retain its workforce. Geraldine Donworth, Industry Manager for Health Care and Childcare, explores the key issues.

Investing in the Future of Skills – Reflections on the Autumn Budget and Spending Review

09 November 2021
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With the Government’s focus on rebuilding the economy, huge investment and effort will be needed to enable people of all ages to upskill and reskill to meet the needs of employers. We reflect on the announcements from the Autumn budget and what this means for the skills landscape.

First woman appointed as Chair at City & Guilds

02 November 2021
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City & Guilds has formally welcomed the first female Chair in its 143-year history. Dr Ann Limb CBE DL takes over from Sir John Armitt who stepped down in October after nine years as chair.

Autumn Budget and Spending Review

28 October 2021
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Our CEO Kirstie Donnelly comments on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review

Re-skilling for the future – where are we now?

14 October 2021
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In 2020, 11 million people in the UK were furloughed, and around 800 000 more lost their jobs, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City & Guilds announce new accreditation partnership with The Prince’s Foundation

06 October 2021
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In recognition of their shared commitment to the preservation of heritage craft skills, City & Guilds and The Prince’s Foundation have today announced a new partnership which will see students on a variety of the charity’s training courses receive internationally recognised qualifications accredited by the global leader in skills development.

City & Guilds awarded contracts to deliver two new T Levels in Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care

04 October 2021
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City & Guilds have been awarded the contracts to deliver two new T Level qualifications in Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care, following a tender process.

First students begin studying City & Guilds Construction T Levels in England and a new suite of Level 2 Construction and Building Services Engineering qualifications in Wales in partnership with EAL

09 September 2021
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With Brexit limiting the ability to source skilled construction professionals from overseas, it will be essential to ensure large numbers of people entering the workforce possess the skills to meet this demand.

Proactive results 2021

10 August 2021
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David Phillips, MD City & Guilds said: “We would like to offer our congratulations to all of our learners and our centres today.

More young people turning to university because of post pandemic job market, despite fewer graduate jobs predicted

05 August 2021
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Our latest research finds more school leavers are turning towards university as a default choice as uncertainty in the jobs market bites.

Our annual price review will be effective from 1st September

14 July 2021
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City & Guilds and ILM continue to work hard to ensure our customers get the best value for money whilst maintaining a business that can continue to invest in the Vocational Education sector. To support that, we have reviewed our prices for the next academic year.

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