Updates from Future Proof

Inspiring tomorrow’s engineers: Tideway's mission to attract and prepare young talent for the sector

December 13 2016

 There is a significant shortfall in engineering skills. Professor John Perkins’ 2013 review of engineering skills currently estimates a shortfall of an astonishing 100,000 new professionals each year.

The review focuses on our three main challenges as a...

Investing in the human infrastructure: Apprenticeships in the Engineering and Construction Sector

December 8 2016

The benefits of the UK becoming a thriving environment for apprenticeships are nowhere more evident than in the construction and engineering sector.

For the country at large, a steady influx of talented engineers who combine technical know-how with on-the-job...

“Two steps forward and one step back”: it’s a case of some sense, but too much instability in the skills sector

November 29 2016

Back in October 2014, we launched our report, ‘Sense & Instability: three decades of skills and employment policy’. At the time, the UK economy was strengthening, and youth unemployment had not long recovered from its...

Young Volunteers are work-ready, dedicated and responsible

November 21 2016

As an Engagement Coordinator at V•Inspired, the UK's leading volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds, I am responsible for helping young people find volunteering opportunities that are right for them. I also help them in how to...

Empowering young people to unlock employment opportunities

October 25 2016

Young people need to be given time to explore, discover and engage with the huge range of future paths available to them before they leave education and crucially offered appropriate and timely help to secure those future options.

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Future Proof Assembly: Greater Manchester

October 19 2016

 On 13th October at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry, we brought together over 70 major employers and stakeholders from across Greater Manchester to explore the challenges and opportunties of employing young people in the region. Our Future Proof Assembly is...

Ten things we now know about apprentices and the Levy following today’s announcement

August 12 2016

The government has announced the long awaited new guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy today, including additional information on the proposed funding structure. Employers are invited to comment on these proposals by 5th September 2016, and the final details will...

Future Proof Assembly: West Yorkshire

August 11 2016

Timing: 09:30 – 13:30

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