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Craig Cobb, Future Talent Manager from Computacenter, discusses breaking the skills gap cycle when it comes to STEM industries and what the company is doing to help…

The skills gap represents an existential threat to the future economy and despite having been widely discussed, little has been done to address the issue. In turn, this has led many to assume it has an insignificant impact on businesses and the wider workforce, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Education, supported by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), has launched an inquiry to examine how well our schools are preparing young people for their future, with a particular focus on their readiness for the workforce.

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Richard Branson is renowned for offering his employees more flexibility, including the ability to dress down, work from home and take unpaid leave if they wish. However, Virgin Group recently hit the headlines for holding a corporate day where all employees were asked to behave in the way many traditional firms require.

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Classrooms are facing a mass exodus of senior teaching staff as the baby boomer generation nears retirement, coupled with societal pressure to leave the workforce at state pension age, according to new research from specialist recruiter Randstad Education.

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