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Dramatic Increase In Violence and Assaults On Service Employees

Research founded by City & Guilds has shown a dramatic increase in violence and assaults on customer-facing staff by angry and frustrated Britons who struggle to cope with the pressures of everyday life.

Employers predict skills gaps and Brexit will stifle UK businesses - Apprenticeships key part of the solution

As the UK continues to navigate a period of uncertainty ahead of its exit from the European Union, new research published today by the City & Guilds Group and Emsi reveals that nine in 10 employers already struggle to recruit the skilled staff they need. 

New City and Guilds NVQ

Compensation claims against employers for failing to sufficiently protect their staff in the workplace are on the increase warns Maybo, conflict management specialists. To help employers arrest this trend Maybo and City & Guilds are launching a new qualification that will arm staff with the skills they need to defuse potentially difficult and dangerous situations.

The Chancellor must use the Budget to broaden the remit of the Apprenticeship Levy

Ahead of the Budget on 22 November, the Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, Chris Jones, has written an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

City & Guilds and WJEC win first ever bid designed to streamline skills provision in Wales

Qualifications Wales has awarded global leaders in skills development, City & Guilds and WJEC, who are leaders in examinations and assessment provision in Wales, the contract to deliver qualifications for the Health, Social Care and Childcare sectors in Wales.

Jargon filled job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ stopping young people applying for their first job

Confusing job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ for young job seekers which are preventing them from entering the workforce, a study from Business in the Community and the City & Guilds Group has found.

C&G Chief Says Games Are Superb Opportunity For Training In Britain

Chris Humphries CBE, Director-General of City & Guilds believes in the Olympic Games are a superb opportunity for Britain to showcase its unique talents and skills, ranging from sporting prowess to excellence in construction, engineering, catering, leadership, management and other areas. "City & Guilds strongly believes that securing the Olympics provides great opportunities for individuals who are currently at a disadvantage in the labour market," said Humphries.

Skills shortage nation research – the importance of employer commitment to apprenticeships

Ahead of the Apprenticeship Levy launching in April 2017 and the UK’s departure from the European Union, City & Guilds polled 500 senior decision makers from large companies across the UK in December 2016 to gain a better understanding of their current recruitment challenges, their knowledge of the forthcoming changes and their thoughts about the likely impact on their businesses. The findings of the research were startling, demonstrating that employers regularly struggle to recruit the skilled workforces they need, there was a widespread lack of understanding of the levy and the new apprenticeship system and surprisingly positive attitudes towards the Brexit. Find out more by reading the report below.

City & Guilds and CCATF join forces to build strong foundations for construction industry

Global leaders in skills development City & Guilds and the Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeship Task Force (CCATF) have joined forces to bring a new approach to apprenticeships in the UK construction industry, ensuring that it has the skilled people it needs both now and in the future.

NEW TECHNOLOGY OPENING UP A ‘WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES’ FOR CHEFS

This week marks the launch of use a brand new online tool that will allow chefs to earn a globally recognised professional certification without even having to leave the kitchen.

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