Finding the right path: Improving career prospects for non-graduates

Wednesday 11 May 2016 Jobs, Skills and Pay

Public policy is often focused on boosting high-level skills and helping those with the poorest qualifications. But those in between are often overlooked, despite representing over a third of the working age population.

How are non-graduates faring in Britain today? What career routes are working, and who is being left behind? How can we break down the barriers that are leaving too many trapped in low-paid, low-skilled jobs?

At an event at its headquarters, the Resolution Foundation presented findings from its new report on non-graduate career paths, funded by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCPC). Alan Milburn, Chair of the SMCPC, delivered a keynote speech before taking part in an expert panel discussion and Q&A with Lorna Unwin, Professor Emerita at the UCL Institute of Education.