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Employers supporting the technician workforce and working with unions


Trade unions and employers regularly negotiate on a number of learning and skills related issues. Unionlearn has produces a short guide for unions to help them tackle technician registration and technician access to continuous professional development (CPD).

The guide supplements the Technician Registration Toolkit – A resource for union...

Unionlearn annual report 2015: Changing Lives Through Learning


Despite all the challenges unionlearn continues to flourish. This year’s report has some stunning headline figures:

  • Over 230,000 learners supported – including many of the most disadvantaged who would never get the chance to learn without union help.
  • Independent research from Leeds University showing that unionised workplaces receive twice as...

Valuing the skills of older workers – How to do a mid-life development review


Mid-life development reviews are about starting a conversation and discussing careers in the workplace in the context of the whole of people's lives. People don't get enough chances to talk about themselves in a positive way, and it can be very exciting to discover that someone is taking an interest and it is not too late to make a change or take...