Tags: Department for Work and Pensions

2,000 starts by young people every week into work experience or sector-based work academies

According to a government statement released today, young people make on average around 2,000 starts a week to government work experience or the training element of a sector-based work academy. The latest statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions also show there were 337,000 starts to work experience or pre-work training delivered as…

NAPF welcomes Ros Altmann as new Minister for Pensions

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) welcomed Ros Altmann as the new Minister of State (Minister for Pensions) this week as the UK reacts to Prime Minister David Cameron’s ministerial appointments following the Conservatives majority victory in last week’s General Election. The NAPF represent over 1,300 pension schemes that provide pensions for over 17 million…

#notjustforboys: government campaigns for women in the workplace

A business-backed campaign to support women making career choices at any stage in their life has been launched by the government this week. According to the Department for Work and Pensions, although women are getting into work faster than any other country in the G7, there are still several professions where women are unable to…