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Technical and vocational careers pathways post-GCSE
Head of National Competitions and Careers Dee Aylett-Smith explains how our careers resources and training programmes can help to inspire and develop young people.
Taking the next steps after your BTEC results
Just received your BTEC results? Our National Competitions team explain what options you can take next to help improve your employability skills.
Higher skills standards will help deliver what the Chancellor wants
Economic consequences of Covid-19 make it more important than ever to support young people better prepare for work and enable employers to improve their productivity.
My apprenticeship journey at WorldSkills UK
Hannah Payne, our Learning and Development Co-ordinator, recently completed her Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship at WorldSkills UK.
Guest blog: Students maintain training during lockdown
Lockdown has not stopped students from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) from keeping up with their training as part of Squad UK.
The resilience of our competitors during the pandemic
On World Youth Skills Day, our Impact and Evaluation Manager John Lee explains what our recent survey shows about how young people are coping.
A sea change for technical education
A sea change for technical education as investment in skills prioritised in the Treasury’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ and promised ‘a major shift.
Partnering with industry to build world-class standards
Paul Doran, Lecturer at Southern Regional College and WorldSkills UK Training Manager, Wall and Floor Tiling, explains how he's delivering world-class training during lockdown.
Teaching Tom new skills
Our Volunteer and Alumni Manager Thomas Shirt explains how new 'Teach Tom' online tutorials are helping to inspire young people to learn about different careers.
We need to go further, faster on inclusion
Our new data-driven approach to tracking diversity and inclusion in our work is helping shape our thinking on what specifically we can do next.
Sharing our world-class skills
Chris Herron explains how our new 'Skill with me' masterclasses help to share our world-class insights from international WorldSkills competitions.
Careers Advice in the time of Corona
Vicky Parting, Education and Development Manager, explains how our popular Careers Advice Toolkit is helping young people with employability skills and information during the pandemic.
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