Review of Employment and Skills
This Review identifies where and how joint working between the employment and skills systems provide an opportunity to maximise the outcomes for individuals and employers.
Review of Employment and Skills (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
Published April 2011
The findings of the report are based on observations from fieldwork activity and captured examples of where joint working is effective and has impact. The recommendations are to be taken forward by local partners to ensure that the flexibility offered in the new landscape delivers maximum benefit, supported by national departments and agencies where appropriate.
The report identifies three key areas of action to drive:
Coherent information that increases the awareness of the needs of both individuals and employers to improve the performance of and participation in local provision.
Collaboration between partners through fair and inclusive partnership arrangements, aligning the goals and resources of the local employment and skills systems and facilitating local flexibility.
Customer focus that gives communities a voice to influence and engage to tackle local priorities effectively.
Once these enablers are in place, this provides a platform for progression in work to be the focus and ultimate collective goal for the employment and skills systems to support individuals to move out of low-paid work.