Spotlight on ... lifelong learning for an ageing workforce


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Author: Murray, Maria


People in Britain are living longer and as a result, many are working longer than ever before. Despite a number of policy drives aimed at delaying retirement, questions remain on how employers will adapt their policies to suit a more age-diverse workforce and how skills provision can deliver for an ageing population. Furthermore, the potential outcome of the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) makes concerns over labour supply even more acute. This report explores the challenges facing older workers in accessing, progressing in and sustaining themselves in the labour market....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Demographics; Employment; Teaching and learning; Participation; Finance; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Barrier; Labour force participation; Older people; Older worker; Employability; Ageing workforce; Skill upgrading; Education and training needs; Education and training opportunity; Funding

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Skills Commission, Policy Connect, 2017

Physical description: 43 p.

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This report follows a five month inquiry chaired by Peter Mayhew-Smith.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 128.1030

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