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22.02.17

Gender pay gap won’t close until 2041, says PwC

The UK has considerably improved its performance in providing opportunities for women in the workplace, but it will still take until 2041 to close the gender pay gap in the UK. That's according to PwC's Women in Work index, which measures l...

22.02.17

Developing a long term apprenticeship strategy

BPP recently surveyed the Guardian’s top 300 graduate employers in order to better understand their plans for apprenticeships following the introduction of the levy in May 2017.  James Hammill, Director of Apprenticeships at BPP expla...

20.02.17

University applications 'depends heavily on where you live'

Teenagers' likelihood of applying to university depends heavily on where they live, according to new figures. The study, by the Press Association (PA) news agency, showed London had the highest application rate of 47%, while the South West...

20.02.17

Britain must boost investment in skills beyond apprenticeship levy to compete with Europe after Brexit

The UK must significantly increase its skills investment beyond plans for the apprenticeship levy if it is to compete with European rivals in the post-Brexit world economy, according to a new report. The government’s new apprenticeshi...

15.02.17

Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children

Having a graduate teacher in a nursery has only a limited impact on children's attainment, new research suggests. A study published by the London School of Economics (LSE) claims highly qualified staff had only a "tiny" effect on attainment...