Skills investment

Skills investment

Investing in skills is vital for the future prospects of both trade union learners as well as the wider British economy.

Joint union project helps Somerset social enterprise improve lives and communities

Case study

The Union Learning Fund (ULF) project at Hinkley Point C, “Building a Learning Legacy”, has been supporting a not-for-profit social enterprise giving training and work experience in Somerset. Somerset Care and Repair (SCR) brings empty homes across the county back into...

Union helps make learning more palatable to workers at CHEP

Case study

In Severnside, near Bristol, overlooking the estuary lots of large manufacturing firms have set up business due to the good transport links to motorways and docks. One such company is CHEP UK Ltd. It may not be a name to trip off the tongue, but if you have used, shifted...

Re-thinking the tertiary system: Filling the Information, Advice and Guidance gap for adult learners

Universities UK (UUK) recently launched a report on Social Mobility at the request of the government, to advise on the contribution that Universities could and should be making. The report’s most important point is that universities alone cannot right all social wrongs but...

Unionlearn joins call for autumn statement investment in FE


More investment in further education and the teaching workforce is needed to meet the prime minister’s ambition for social mobility, organisations across the sector have urged the government ahead of next week’s autumn statement. In a joint letter to the Chancellor of...