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Dame Nicola Brewer, equalities and university champion, to join London First board

@London_First, the capital’s leading business campaign group, has announced that Dame Nicola Brewer has joined its board with immediate effect.

Focus on transferable skills to plug gaps in COVID recovery

A new report out today (25 Jun) from @London_First in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group (@LBGplc) calls for more attention to be paid to transferable skills to drive a step-change in London’s skills performance.

Apprenticeship starts are expected to drop by 50% this September

@London_First and North West Business Leadership Team (@NWBLT) unveil seven-point plan to save apprenticeship system including increased flexibility in the use of Levy funds to financial relief for Levy-funded apprenticeships. Business groups and Mayors of London, Manchester, and Liverpool all back the seven-point-plan, and calls for new Back to Work fund to avoid a lost generation of apprentices.

Businesses from north to south urge action to reboot apprenticeship system

Business groups London First and the North West Business Leadership Team (@NWBLT) today (Monday) joined forces to call for changes to the current apprenticeship levy to boost numbers, as a new report revealed that millions of pounds of funds remain unused and new starts for 16- to 18-year-olds have fallen since the levy was introduced.

75% young people don’t want to follow in their parents’ footsteps, but rely on them for careers advice

New research published today (15th November) to coincide with Skills London, the UK’s largest careers fair for 15-24 year olds, says that young people are not planning to take the same path as their parents because their jobs are too boring (46%) and do not pay enough money (33%).

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