Working Futures 2014-2024 is the sixth in a series of quantitative assessments of employment prospects in the UK labour market over a 10 year horizon, created for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills by Cambridge Econometrics and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research. The projections were prepared in late 2015 and early 2016 and are based on a view of the likely medium-term evolution of the economy at that time. With the support of UKCES and the Department for Education, the Warwick IER created a web page from which all the reports and outputs from these projections can be downloaded. The main output of the projection exercise is a set of Excel workbooks containing historical trends and future prospects for output and employment by industry sector for the UK and its constituent nations and the English regions. Workbooks for smaller geographical areas are also being made available (to authorised users only).
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research projects underway at IER
Applications open for ESRC PhD Studentships at IER
Applications are now open for ESRC-funded PhD Studentships offered through the new Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership. Outstanding Home/EU applicants to the PhD in Employment Research starting October 2017 are encouraged to apply. Closing date 24 January 2017.
Guides to anticipating and matching skills
Two guides, authored by IER’s Professor Rob Wilson, which are part of the ETF, ILO and Cedefop series of guides on skills anticipation and matching have been published. One guide covers the development of skills foresights, scenarios and skills forecasts, and aims to support setting up skills forecasting systems at national level by means of quantitative and/or qualitative approaches. A further guide examines sectors as the key points where changes in skills demand occurs. It provides an overview of the role of sectoral bodies and what they do in anticipating changing skills needs.