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Posts by Cheryl Phillips

Employer Ownership of Skills?

9th October 2014

With the growth in the number of apprenticeship opportunities within companies large and small, increasing numbers of young people are opting to take an apprenticeship. Some chose their path because t...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

More than skills

29th May 2014

The recent report commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering called ‘Thinking like an engineer – implications for the education system’ describes six engineering habits of mind; characteristics ...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

Spread the word

19th March 2014

Recently, I presented at a conference on future skills organised by the trade magazine; The Manufacturer.  The key note speaker was Lord Baker, Chairman of the Baker Dearing Trust.  I’ve seen him pres...

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The changing nature of working with employers

5th February 2014

I’ve been working in the field of ‘corporate responsibility’ since leaving university 13 years ago.  It wasn’t called ‘corporate responsibility’ then.  Companies that had started the journey may have ...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips