Learning at work: employer investment in skills

Wednesday 7 July | 2.00 – 3.00PM

Register free

Learning at work is important for employers, people, and economic prosperity. Employers are major investors in training and development and job-related training is an important contributor to innovation, productivity and wage growth. It also offers individuals pathways for upskilling and wage progression. However, employer investment in skills has fallen in recent years and some groups are far more likely to get access to training than others.

This event will explore how employer investment in skills is changing, look at comparisons to other countries, and the impacts of the pandemic. It will also explore how government policy affects employer investment, including how the current design of policies like the apprenticeship levy are too often reinforcing inequalities in access to work-based training.


  • Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute (chair)
  • Graham Hasting-Evans, Managing Director, NOCN
  • Matthew Percival, Director, People and Skills, CBI
  • Anja Kathrin Meierkord, Labour Market Economist, OECD
  • Lloyd Thomas, Apprenticeship Partner for the Co-op Group
  • Naomi Clayton, Deputy Director for Research and Development, Learning and Work Institute

Learning at work: employer investment in skills

Supported by the NOCN

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