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Employment prospects of Senior Non-Commissioned Officers after leaving the Armed Forces

New research, undertaken by IER and QinetiQ, has found that the experience and skillset of Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) are often misunderstood and under-valued in the civilian labour market.

According to the research report, published on September 23rd 2020 by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), SNCOs’ unique skills, combined with their length of time in service, may put them at a disadvantage when they leave the Armed Forces and have to compete with civilians for jobs.

Read more in the press release here.

The cumulative burden of housework, childcare, home-schooling and paid employment during the pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on women’s psychological wellbeing

New research is currently being conducted by Professor Tracey Warren at the University of Nottingham and Professor Clare Lyonette at IER, with the Women’s Budget Group. Latest findings, reported in the Telegraph, suggest that the cumulative burden of extra housework, childcare, home-schooling and paid employment during the pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on women’s psychological wellbeing. Working-class women are also more likely than men and other women to be working in frontline roles involving face-to-face interaction, putting themselves and their families at risk.