Our skills work programmes
We lead a range of work programmes to accomplish these goals:
- supporting the sector to develop and deliver degree apprenticeships
- reviewing graduate employability in STEM subjects
- supporting developments in strategic subjects - Digital Skills
- funding the development of engineering conversion courses
- working with government to agree future programmes of support to improve the provision of higher level skills
Our work on skills complements our work on student access and success and learning and teaching. We also strive to ensure our work fits with related developments within the skills landscape, like the Institutes of Technology and National Colleges.
Aims of these programmes
Our approach to skills aims at addressing skills gaps by supporting institutions to develop and enhance provision that will ensure graduates develop a wide range of skills to enable lifelong career development.
How we use evidence to inform policy
Evidence shows that employers value graduates from a wide range of disciplines. It also suggests that there are unmet higher level skills needs which result in protracted vacancies for employers as well as higher rates of unemployment for some graduates perceived to lack the ‘right’ skills. Our approach to skills is informed by this evidence.
For more information contact Brooke Storer-Church, tel 0117 931 7484, email firstname.lastname@example.org.