As part of GM Digital Skills Day (7 February), we’re proud to celebrate this activity and explore the ways in which we can all do our bit to help to address the digital skills shortage and meet the demands of the future.
A new report published today has found that too many people from disadvantaged backgrounds are still facing barriers that are preventing them from doing an apprenticeship. Here at the Growth Company, we’re proud to engage with some of the hardest-to-reach young people from Greater Manchester and beyond to help them find the right apprenticeship and boost their career prospects.
Today, the Chancellor announced plans to invest £125m into apprenticeships and new jobs within STEM industries. As I’ve highlighted previously, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors are facing a growing skills gap, so it’s going to be a welcome boost that will help to create a strong workforce going forward.
Experts have recently warned that the UK’s care system is ‘at breaking point’, after a new study found that the number of over-85s needing 24-hour care is set to double.