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Labour market and skills intelligence

  • Big data analysis
  • Labour market and skills forecasting
  • Labour market assessment and classification
  • LMI for All
  • Real-time labour market analysis
  • Skill anticipation and assessment
  • Skill foresight
  • Skill surveys
  • Working Futures

Contact: Terence Hogarth, Jeisson Cardenas-Rubio


Education, training and skills

  • Apprenticeships and work-based learning
  • FutureTrack
  • Graduate labour market
  • Higher Education
  • Lifelong learning
  • Vocational Education & Training

Contact: Terence Hogarth, Peter Dickinson

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The future of work

  • Digitalisation and automation
  • Green jobs
  • Innovation and work
  • New technology and work
  • Platform work
  • Productivity and performance

Contact: Chris Warhurst, Trine Larsen


Welfare and social inclusion

  • Active ageing
  • Equal opportunities and workforce diversity
  • Evaluation and development of welfare policies
  • Gender and social equality
  • Migration and social mobility
  • Unemployment and worklessness
  • Work and poverty
  • Youth labour market

Contact: Philip Taylor, Gaby Atfield


Careers guidance, development and transitions

  • Career guidance across the life course
  • Career practitioner skills and competences
  • Careers labour market information: LMI for All
  • Changing careers and identities
  • Labour market transitions
  • Lifelong guidance policy and practice
  • Public Employment Service programmes

Contact: Beate Baldauf, Philip Taylor


Job quality; fair, decent & good work

  • Improving job quality
  • Making bad jobs better
  • Measuring job quality
  • Trends in job quality
  • Working conditions

Contact: Chris Warhurst, Emily Erickson


Employment practices

  • Flexible working practices
  • Pay
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Self-employment
  • Wellbeing and mental health
  • Working from home
  • Working time
  • Work-life balance

Contact: Trine Larsen, Philip Taylor


Regional and sector analysis

  • Local labour markets
  • Local skills strategy
  • Regional economic development
  • Sectoral employment

Contact: David Owen, Peter Dickinson