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New research highlights challenges veterans face in becoming self-employed

A new report, ‘Self-employment and the Armed Forces Community’, has revealed the barriers ex-Service personnel face in becoming self-employed after leaving the Armed Forces. The research was conducted by The Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick, supported by defence technology company QinetiQ and X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) – which supports entrepreneurship in the military community – and funded by Forces in Mind Trust.

Wed 10 October 2018, 07:01 | Tags: Institute for Employment Research, Business, society, work

Warwick research helps point the way to better quality work

Measuring Good Work, a report launched today by the RSA and the Carnegie UK Trust recommends that seven dimensions of job quality should be monitored annually by the government.

Prof. Warhurst, Director of Warwick University’s Institute for Employment Research (IER) was a member of the Measuring Job Quality Working Group and played a key role in developing a suite of measurements which would help the Government meet its aspiration that all work should be ‘good work,’ in quality as much as quantity.

Fri 07 September 2018, 10:29 | Tags: UK, Institute for Employment Research, graduates, Employment, work

Breaking down the barriers to employment for military spouses and partners

Nearly one in five military spouses or partners want to work but can’t get a job because of the unique challenges presented by military life, according to a new study by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research and QinetiQ for the Army Families Federation.


Warwick and Leicester researchers help map the route to a highly skilled digital future for museums

Research from the University of Warwick and the University of Leicester, being launched today in Vancouver, will help to transform the ways UK museums use digital technologies to share their collections and engage new audiences with their work.


Degrees of Advantage: A new longer-term investigation of the careers of UK graduates

The University of Warwick has been awarded funding for an 18-month project to extend its research into the experiences of graduates in the UK labour market. With funding from the Nuffield Foundation, Warwick’s Institute of Employment Research will revisit its unique Futuretrack study with a fifth survey wave, investigating the employment situations of students almost ten years after their graduation.


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