‘Training cash isn’t going to those in need'

Training funding needs to be targeted at those most in need of skills, says the Social Mobility Commission

There’s a “virtuous and vicious cycle” happening in the world of employment, according to the Social Mobility Commission.

In its Adult Skills Gap report, published earlier this week, the commission revealed that 30 per cent of highly skilled graduates receive the most training when in employment, compared with just 8 per cent of those with low skills or no qualifications at all. The commission says this is particularly concerning because those in the latter group would benefit most of all from additional training.

The report highlights that it’s older men in routine and manual roles who ...

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