Ewart Keep has posted a new blog on the ongoing apprenticeship reforms in England. In it, he explores a number of issues that are liable to prove critical to the success of the reform process, and reflects on the potential reaction of employers to the changes that are planned. The blog can be found here. […]
This paper, published in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy argues that where governments have long considered HE to be silver bullet for economic growth, there now needs to be a a more realistic approach that is considered. The paper calls for further consideration into alternative ways of preparing for entry into the labour market, and that […]
SKOPE has just published its latest research paper on skills utilisation. The Research paper, by Ewart Keep, is number 123 in the series and is entitled Improving Skills utilisation in the UK – some reflections on what, who and how? It tries to sum up what we know on the topic and to offer some […]
Dr Susan James Relly and Prof Ewart Keep have contributed to a CIPD policy report entitled ‘Where next for Apprenticeships?’ (ed. Tess Lanning). This collection of essays brings together academic, experts and key stakeholders to explore the policies and practices needed to improve the quantity and quality of apprenticeship. Dr James Relly and Prof Keep’s contribution (Section […]
You can register for the event online through the link below or by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please find a proposed timetable for the event below: 10:00AM – 10:30AM Registration and Coffee 10:30AM – 10:35AM Welcome and Introduction Ewart Keep, Director of SKOPE, University of Oxford 10:35AM – 10:40AM Acknowledgements Dina Kuhlee, Carl von Ossietzky […]
In a Guardian opinion piece titled ‘What the great degree rip-off means for graduates: low pay and high debt’, Adita Chakrabortty highlights a CIPD report by Prof. Ken Mayhew and Dr. Craig Holmes on the overqualifications and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market. The CIPD report by them can be found here.
In this short paper, the complexity of progression pathways in the development of workforce development within organizations is developed. The paper can be found here.
Against a background of falling employer investment in education and training the Government has supported the growth of independent training providers (ITPs) in the hope that this will drive up employer engagement in formal vocational education and training (VET) schemes. The case for doing so is, on the face of it, persuasive but when account […]
Ewart Keep has published a policy report for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on the concept of employer ownership of the skills agenda and how this is progressing. The report is entitled Unlocking workplace skills: What is the role of employers?, and it focuses on three aspects of the employer ownership agenda: […]
The AoC/SKOPE project on localism in Further Education has produced its first Research Paper. Its title is: FE and Localism in the Context of Wider Debates Concerning Devolution. The paper aims to frame localism and devolution as it pertains to FE within the broader policy context being set by debates and policies on localism, and […]