This content is locked

This content is no longer available.

Video content locked

Addressing UK skills gaps with latent talent pools: unemployed youth and mid-career workers at risk of redundancy

A session hosted by Michael Houlihan
CEO, Generation UK

Discussion points: o Landscape of UK unemployment & social mobility o UK skills gaps, and the view from employers - Technology - Health & care - Retail - Hospitality o Case studies: effective programmes we’ve seen across the sectors o Generation: - Global education to employment provider - Lessons learned from supporting 36,000 people to date - Reacting to COVID: new challenges, new opportunities

Key takeaways o Large and growing need to support disconnected groups in the UK o Employers also have acute skills gaps which hold them back o Likely to be even larger needs for NHS & Care sector over next 1-2 years o How to bridge the gap - There’s a growing evidence base around bootcamp-style programmes - Intensive training programmes focussed on specific skills - Viable and scalable commercial models - Now receiving support from government, and industry to ‘kick-start’ o Spotlight on a number of providers that are making important contributions to the UK's social immobility problem, whilst also addressing national skills gaps

Join the discussion

You need to be registered as an delegate in order to comment on this session.


Topics covered

Learn from amazing companies like these

Generation UK

Proudly supported by

Want to sponsor this event? contact us.