Tags: City & Guilds

UK skills system is damaged, says major new report

Constant change over the past three decades has damaged the UK’s skills system, according to a major new report published yesterday by the City & Guilds Group. ‘Sense & Instability: three decades of skills and employment policy’, scrutinises the policies of successive administrations on skills and employment. The report draws on insight from senior civil…

City & Guilds announces partnership with MyKindaCrowd to help create a ‘talent pipeline’

The City & Guilds Group, a global leader in skills development, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with MyKindaCrowd – a fast-growing innovator revolutionising the way young people connect with employers. The agreement includes the City & Guilds Group taking a minority stake in MyKindaCrowd. The partnership will help to bring employers closer to…

Govt funding cut for 5000 vocational courses “devaluing” role of adult learning, says Kirstie Donnelly of City and Guilds

You probably saw the headlines last week about the Government cutting funding for pole dancing qualifications, along with self-tanning and balloon artistry. Ok, yes – I agree that these qualifications may not seem like the best use of tax payers’ money. And of course they make much better headlines for the media, who seized the…

Interview: Kirstie Donnelly, UK MD, City & Guilds

Congratulations on your new appointment. What does it entail? Thank You! This role is primarily about bringing together City & Guilds’ innovative product and service design teams with our customer service and sales teams, as well as insight from our stakeholders and policy & research activity. It’s a fantastic opportunity to give our UK business…

Young people´s employment expectations too high

Almost 60% of employers believe their sector is facing a skills shortage and one third are considering looking abroad to bolster their workforce, according to new research published today by City & Guilds. The findings, released at the start of Work Experience Week, show that employers find young people in Britain are leaving education without…

Switching jobs gives City workers 24% rise

City workers who switched their jobs last month will have started the year with an average 24% pay rise, figures have revealed. London’s financial services sector had 2331 available jobs in January, 76% more than in December, with IT, compliance and auditing roles among the most lucrative. However, the figures from Morgan McKinley show that…