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Professor Terence Hogarth

Terence Hogarth leads a programme of research at IER on vocational education and training (VET) with a particular emphasis on apprenticeships. This research is very much concerned with understanding the relative effectiveness of national VET systems in satisfying both current and future labour market demand. Related to this, he also leads a programme of research at IER on skill mismatches using a range of methods including surveys, forecasting, foresight and text mining techniques. His current programme of research at IER comprises several projects looking at these issues.

Between 2016 and 2020, he was a Senior Adviser at Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB), a not-for-profit research foundation based in Rome, where he led a programme of cross-national research on employment and skills. His research at FGB focused on effective systems of skills governance and skills anticipation, and cross-country comparisons of apprenticeship systems.

At IER, from the mid-1990s onwards, he led the Net Costs and Benefits of Training to Employers series of studies which provided estimates of the net cost/benefit to employers of training apprentices. Over the past thirty five years his research has been funded by the CEDEFOP, the Department for Education, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank amongst others.

He has recently edited a series of essays on technology, skills an employment – published as Economy employment and skills: European, regional and global perspectives in an age of uncertainty (Rome: Quaderni Series No.61).

He was educated at Walbottle Comprehensive School and Newcastle University.

More information on Terence's projects.

Current projects

  • The engineering workforce - current and future challenges, and opportunities to transform; with David Owen, Jeisson Cardenas-Rubio, Derek Bosworth and Luke Bosworth, Funded by Engineering UK, Project Duration: June 2021 - September 2021
  • Skills data and intelligence; Funded by CEDEFOP, Project Duration: December 2020 - December 2022

  • RSA comparative study; Funded by the ILO; Project Duration: May - December 2021

  • Labour market and skills demand horizon scanning and qualitative scenarios, with Sally Wright and Chris Warhurst; Funded by the Department for Education; Project Duration: March 2021 - July 2021
  • Development of an App to estimate the costs, payback and returns to employers from investing in apprenticeships; Funded by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation; Project Duration: May - December 2021

  • UK Prosperity Fund- Skills for Prosperity Programme Kenya, with Chris Warhurst and Sally-Anne Barnes, Funded by the Department for International Development, Project Duration: 01 January 2021 - 31 March 2023
  • Covid 19 - Employer incentives for apprenticeships: Review of evidence with Peter Dickinson and Chris Warhurst. Funded by Skills Development Scotland. Project Start Date: May 2020 - Project End Date: June 2020
  • LMI for All, 2018-2021. With Sally-Anne Barnes, Jenny Bimrose, Rob Wilson, David Owen, Jeisson Cardenas-Rubio and Daria Luchinskaya, Luke Bosworth and Rosie Day from IER, and Pontydysgu. Funded by Department for Education. Project Start Date: 01/10/2018 - Project End Date: 30/09/2021 [details]

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Professor of Practice

Institute for Employment Research
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

Tel: +44(0)24 76 574426