Mature Workers Come of Age – Returnerships to Keep Economy Afloat

Nielsen, Beverley (2023) Mature Workers Come of Age – Returnerships to Keep Economy Afloat. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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The Chancellor was clear about one thing during yesterday’s budget: “No country can thrive if it turns its back on such a wealth of talent and ability”, he stated, adding that for too many hitting 50 was more about facing the cliff edge of retirement rather than “a moment of anticipation about another two decades of fulfilment”.

It was in this context and given reports that 3 in 5 over 50s have retired since the pandemic, that he floated the new ‘returnerships’, an apprenticeship-style programme which, together with skills bootcamps would work alongside sector skills academies. They are due to offer skills training focussed on “flexibility” and to take “previous experience into account, shortening the length of time the returner needs to be in training”.

Item Type: Other
16 March 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2023 15:03
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 15:03

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