Work skills, training and job control in Britain: first findings from the Skills and Employment Survey 2012
Location: BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET
Date: 24 April 2013, 13.00-15.30
The Survey is a national study of people aged 20-65 who are in paid work and focuses upon the work that people do and how the working life has changed over time. It is jointly funded by the ESRC and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). During the course of last year 3,200 working adults took part in a 60 minute face-to-face interview in which they provided detailed information on the skills, training and quality of their work. The survey builds on similar surveys stretching as far back as 1986. The 2012 results will therefore provide a unique picture of change over the last quarter of a century, including the impact of the economic downturn which started in 2008.
The launch event will take place at the BIS Conference Centre and will include presentations from the authors (Alan Felstead, Duncan Gallie, Francis Green and Hande Inanc) which will highlight headline findings of the survey and outline the policy implications. The launch will focus on three themes:
- work skills
- job control.
Each theme will be covered in three short reports which will be available at the event and on the project web site. The launch event will include an introduction from the ESRC and a representative from the UKCES will lead the audience into discussion following the presentations. The event will be preceded by a buffet lunch at 13.00 with presentations beginning at 13.30.
The event is free to attend but places are limited and attendance will be by prior registration only. If you would like to attend please email: email@example.com by 25 March 2013.