UK Employment Increases By 336,000 - Labour Market Infographic

Latest labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show UK employment at 29.71million, 336,000 more than this time last year with 72,000 fewer unemployed.

Our latest Labour Market Infographic gives a snapshot of the UK employed, unemployed and economic inactive population.

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Tor Macleod 08:28

No One Knows What Job Skills We Will Need In The Future

In an interview Michael Gove commented on the Department for Education’s new curriculum guidelines.

“No one knows precisely what skills children will need in the future…but almost every career in every industry sector is being transformed by technology.” - Michael Gove

Read the full interview here >


Future Jobs

Speaking of future jobs, 30 years ago people predicted that technology would change the employment landscape, creating new jobs and new employment skills.

“Thirty years from now, you may be working at a job we can’t even imagine today.”

With self-programming computers there would be no need for computer programmers instead training providers could be running employability courses in space piloting, genetic engineering and robot psychology!

Read more jobs skills predictions from 1982 >

Tor Macleod 12:11

Milton Keynes College Chooses Workpepper to Improve Course Delivery


We are excited to announce that Milton Keynes College have purchased Macleod Associates workpepper learner management software to improve the delivery of their workability project.

WorkabilityMK delivers skills and employability and pre-employment training for learner’s over18 on Job Seekers Allowanc (JSA), ERSA WRAG or the recently made redundant.

Working in partnership with the Jobcentre Plus MK College delivers courses to fill sector skills gaps, preparing its learners for real employment opportunities within the local area.

Milton Keynes College have delivered employability programmes to over 1,700 students in the past year and will be using workpepper to manage this rapidly increasing number. Workpepper will be used to keep track of and manage their diverse range of learners from the recently unemployed to offender learning provision.

We look forward to working with Milton Keynes College to help them improve performance and delivery, do more with less resources and track employment outcomes.

Are you a college or training provider experiencing growth and increased popularity for your skills and employability provision? Contact us to find out how Workpepper can help you manage increased learners and referrals for popular adult education and skills and employability courses.

Tor Macleod 09:59

Skills and Employability Review Issue 6


In this Issue: Meeting GWP Memebers, A Business Case For Education Reform and Skills Shortage In Marketing & Media Sector.

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Previous Issues

  • Issue 5 - Using Careers Advice To Tackle Skills Gaps, 6 Challenges To The Skills & Employability Sector...
  • Issue 4- Tips To Motivate Learners, Research Into Creating An Agile Curriculum & Our Latest Infographic...
  • Issue 3 - LSIS project - Getting People Back Into Work , A New Streamlined Funding System & The Need For Destination Tracking...
  • Issue 2 - Infographic: The UK Labour Market, Guide to FE Learning Technology & Making the Skills System More Responsive to Employer Demand...
  • Issue 1 - The Missing Link Between Education & Employment, INFOGRAPHIC: Skills for Life Survey...

Youth and Low Skilled Hit Hardest By High Unemployment

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have released predictions unemployment figures by 2014.

The Employment Outlook 2013 indicates that jobless rates in the 34 OCED countries will only fall slightly over the next 18 months – with around 48 million people out of work by the end of 2014.

Job losses and loss of earnings are concentrated on low skilled and low-income households, with young people facing record unemployment rates in many countries (60% in Greece and 52% in South Africa)

The social scars of the crisis are far from being healed,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the launch of the report.

Many of our countries continue to struggle with high and persistent unemployment, particularly among youth. Therefore, the recent commitment by OECD Ministers to do more to help youth, as set out in the OECD Action Plan for Youth, is an essential tool in our fight against the scourge of joblessness.

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Tor Macleod 11:28


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