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Working within the Healthcare Sector

Joanne Ray 0 33

The National Health Service is the top recruiter across all boroughs in London with Professional Occupations (Health Professionals) and Elementary Occupations (Administration and Service Occupations) dominating vacancies. Did you know that there are over 350 different careers in the NHS and over 36,000 nursing vacancies in the UK?

Skills Bootcamps

Joanne Ray 0 80

Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks for adults aged 19 or over and who are either in work or recently unemployed. Some Skills Bootcamps have additional eligibility criterias. They give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. Skills Bootcamps in HGV driving are due to be added to the list in November.

Find out more about how to become an HGV driver here - https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2021/09/30/how-can-itrain-to-become-an-hgv-driver-your-questions-answered/

Skills Demand in the UK: What's Hot and What's Not?

Joanne Ray 0 71

A recent article on FE News highlighted a new tool on the Emsi website which means they can track demand for skills and identify skills which are most in demand and those which are in decline.

This means that the growth or decline in employer demand for skills over a set timeframe can be analysed, with those that have seen the highest growth being considered "Hot Skills", and those that have seen the biggest decline described as "Cold Skills". This is a fascinating way not only of tracking recent employer demand, but also of giving us some clues as to how skills demand might be shaping up as we look to the future.

HGV Skills Bootcamps

Joanne Ray 0 80

The Department for Education recently announced investment of up to £10m to create new Skills Bootcamps to train up to 5,000 people to become HGV drivers. People can also train through courses accessed locally and funded by the Government’s Adult Education Budget (AEB). The move will help tackle skills shortages and support more people to launch new careers within the logistics sector.

 

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