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    Industrial Strategy: in conversation with Rachel Reeves and Norman Lamb MP

    Our exciting 'in conversation' event with two parliamentarians leading on important aspects of the Industrial Strategy: Rachel Reeves MP, the chair of the Commons BEIS Select Committee, and Norman Lamb MP, chair of the Commons Science & Technology Select Committee.

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    Countdown to Brexit: A conversation with Lord Adonis & Tim Shipman, Political Editor of the Sunday Times

    We closed the Parliamentary term with a special Policy Connect event with Tim Shipman, author and political editor of the Sunday Times, and Lord Adonis discussing one year since the triggering of Article 50. As well as focusing on the difficulties ahead for the Government as they negotiate Brexit at home and abroad, the important role that skills will play in post-Brexit Britain featured a significant amount in the conversation, with Lord Adonis calling for an ‘apprenticeship revolution’. 

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    In conversation with... the Institute for Apprenticeships

    On Wednesday 10th of January, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment welcomed the new Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) Sir Gerry Berragan.

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    Roundtable: A Budget for Skills and Employment?

    On the 28th November, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment were pleased to bring members together to discuss and reflect on what the Government’s Autumn Budget could mean for the UK skills sector.

    For an insightful analysis of the Government's Autumn Budget, please click on the link below for our event summary.  


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    Training the Next Generation of Designers and Engineers

    An event by the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment, the Edge Foundation, and the Design and Technology Association.

    On Thursday 16th of October, the APPDIG and the APGSE, in partnership with the Edge Foundation and the Design and Technology Association, hosted a panel discussion and student showcase examining the UK's training of Designers and Engineers.

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    Getting T-Levels right: lessons from past reforms of Technical Education

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment, in partnership with the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), was pleased to present a focused discussion on what the Government, Parliament and the sector can learn from previous attempts at technical education reform as it seeks to implement the central recommendation of the 2016 Skills Plan: T-Levels.

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    “In Conversation with... Ofsted”

    On Tuesday 11th of July, the APGSE met to examine the role of Ofsted in the new educational landscape, and to hear more about the new Chief Inspector's priorities for skills and employment. In particular, we debated and discussed how Ofsted will work within an emerging landscape of employer based provision, FE group structures and new providers.

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    Journey to Independence: Assistive Technology & Skills

    In this first meeting of the Parliamentary year, the Skills & Employment and Assistive Technology (AT) Groups joined together to examine the skills challenge facing the assistive technology sector and it’s users.

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The APGSE is delighted to raise the profile and status of skills and employment policy in the UK.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment  (APGSE) is a coalition of UK Parliamentarians from all parties, devoted to raising the profile and status of skills and employment policy in the UK. We bring together Parliament, employers, and the skills sector to promote and develop effective skills policy as a central means of personal and economic development for the 21st Century.

For further information regarding our events up to the Summer Recess please contact