Work Place Learning Centre News Archive


European Social Fund boosts employment and skills

More than two million people in the UK seeking to improve their skills and job prospects have been helped by the European Social Fund (ESF), says Work and Pensions Minister James Plaskitt. The Minister told the ESF Conference, held as part of the UK Presidency of the EU, that the fund had...


Tourism skills gap

Tourism leaders have pledged to ensure the UK tourism industry has the skilled workforce needed to maintain its place at the heart of the country's economy. Tourism Minister, James Purnell, has held discussions with representatives from the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries...


Will and skill essential to implementation of flexible working

Line managers need the 'will' and the 'skill' to effectively implement successful flexible working practices Line managers' attitudes are key to effective flexible working and managers must bring policies to life if organisations are to reap the benefits, according to the Chartered Institute of...