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Spotlight on ReWAGE Expert: Professor Terence Hogarth

ReWAGE is fortunate in having some of the UK’s foremost thinkers on its Expert Group, drawn from leading universities and research organisations from across the UK. Between them they have a huge breadth of knowledge, covering such subjects as the labour market, job quality, employment relations and the changing nature of work.

This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2022, so it seems like a great time to point the spotlight onto ReWAGE expert Professor Terence Hogarth of Warwick University who is our authority on apprenticeships.

Research led by Terence at Warwick’s Institute of Employment Research has directly informed the government’s Apprenticeship Levy policy and has improved the delivery of apprenticeships and experiences for learners. It has also progressed public policy debate on apprenticeships, contributing to subsequent reforms through educating key stakeholders and informing the collation of statistics about apprenticeships, which have been cited in parliamentary debates.


Over the past thirty-five years Terence’s 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.

From the mid-1990s onwards, at the Institute of Employment Research (Warwick), 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.

Area of expertise:

Terence leads a programme of research at Warwick University on vocational education and training with a focus on apprenticeships. His research seeks to understand how vocational education and training can satisfy both current and future labour market demand.

Why Terence became a ReWAGE expert:

To take up the opportunity to exchange ideas with others about how to best deliver vocational education and training to young people and adults and engage with policy makers.

What makes Terence most proud:

Undertaking research which has influenced policy on vocational education and training policy, especially that of apprenticeships.

Recent achievements:

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

Current projects

  • Development of an App to estimate the costs, payback and returns to employers from investing in apprenticeships.
  • Covid 19 - Employer incentives for apprenticeships: Review of evidence with Peter Dickinson and Chris Warhurst. Funded by Skills Development Scotland.

Other interests:

Between 2016 and 2020, Terence 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.

Recent publications

  • Dickinson, P. and Hogarth, T. (2021) The Benefits of Hindsight: Assessing the impact of apprenticeship reforms on employer behaviour. Final report prepared for Edge Foundation and Gatsby Foundation. Executive Summary and Short report.
  • Dickinson, P., Hogarth, T. and Cardenas Rubio, J. (2020). How Employers Set Pay for Apprentices. Low Pay Commission. Coventry: University of Warwick
  • Gambin L. and Hogarth T. (2020) ‘Employers’ behavioural responses to the introduction of an Apprenticeship levy in England: an ex ante assessment’, Journal of Vocational Education and Training. DOI:

ReWAGE’s Expert Group is uniquely placed to offer the government informed practical advice and policy recommendations to support its strategic response to the recovery and renewal of work and employment in the UK as it tackles the impact of Covid-19.