Training apprentices: do small firms do it better?
Posted by Dan Bishop in School of Business Blog on October 8, 2014
Dan Bishop, Lecturer in Employment Studies at the School, challenges the ‘large firm’ paradigm on which apprenticeship-oriented politics has conventionally been based Apprenticeships and small businesses have been enjoying something of a renaissance within contemporary political discourse. With small firms now employing more than half of the UK’s private sector workforce, they have been described […]
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A Price worth Paying? Short Term Economic Recovery and the Loss of a Generation
Posted by Melanie Simms in School of Business Blog on February 5, 2014
Melanie Simms, Professor of Work and Employment at the School, highlights the under-reported blind-spot in the over-reported fact of an emergent economic recovery: today’s youth are unlikely to be experiencing it. It is roughly a decade since researchers and policy makers began raising serious concerns about the approximately one million young people who are Not […]
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Apprenticeships, Austerity, Bureaucracy, Career Guidance, Economic Recovery, Employability, ephemera: theory and politics in organisation, European Union, Financial Crisis, Flexibility, JobSeeker's Allowance, Labour Force Survey, Labour Market, NEETs, OECD, Training, Unemployment, Youth Unemployment, Zero-Hours Contract | Leave a response