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In the press - August 2016

Blog post   •   Sep 19, 2016 11:03 GMT

At the City & Guilds Group, we want to drive the conversation around the future of work and learning, the skills needed in the evolving work landscape, and to raise awareness of the core issues organisations and their workforces face.

We have a wide range of expertise across the Group and regularly share our thoughts or conduct research into different aspects of skills development.

We are really proud of the work we do and the coverage all of our businesses achieve each month. So to celebrate this, we have decided to blog about our best coverage at the end of each month. 

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Following the launch of the Group’s Skills Confidence 2016 report, City & Guilds Group Chief Executive Chris Jones was featured on GE Reports discussing the importance of leadership and management skills – especially in an evolving work landscape where automation and Artificial Intelligence could become the norm. 

To read the full article from Chris Jones, click here.

This month the Group also announced the latest recipient of our Skills Development Fund. An Cosán Virtual Community College received £90,000 from the Group’s Fund to deliver training to disadvantaged women.

To read the full story in FE News, click here. This was also covered in UK Fundraising.

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In August, City & Guilds released its Great Expectations research – a survey of more than 3,000 UK 14-19 year olds – which revealed that access to careers advice across the nation is extremely varied. This has been featured in a range of publications including trade titles and national papers, see our round up below.

Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director of City & Guilds wrote an article for The Telegraph about the research and what it means for teens.

Read Kirstie’s full article here.

This story was also picked up widely in print, online, and among several radio and TV programmes. You can read more from Kirstie here:BBC Radio 4, City A.M., and The Yorkshire Post.


As part of our New Venture Fund, the City & Guilds Groupinvested in the online training company, Filtered. Following the Skills Debate in June, Filtered was featured in CIPD’s People Management, talking about where the responsibility lies for skills development.

To read the full article from Chris Littlewood, click here.

This is just a snippet of the press we have received in August, to find out more about the City & Guilds Group businesses, please click the links below.

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