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9 December 2009

  • Labour Market Intelligence
  • LMI events

This was an event open to Scottish stakeholders, where four Ph.D. students from the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) and Professor Chris Warhurst presented on aspects of the Scottish labour market.

The research, supported by the Scottish Government, the Wise Group and the Economic and Social Research Council, was conducted by four PhD students at the SCER based in Strathclyde University. It covered graduate jobs, the intermediate labour market and jobs at the lower end of the occupational scale, as well as specific research into opportunities for the unemployed.

The launch event included an introduction by Dr. Andre Reibig from the Scottish Funding Council and an overview of the programme by Professor Chris Warhurst from Strathclyde University alongside a presentation from each of the students on their findings.

The event concluded with a question and answer session chaired by Patrick Watt, our Head of Labour Market Research - a new team which has been created within Strategic Relations in recognition of the important role LMI plays in understanding skills needs and developing solutions. Working with key partners in this way helps us to achieve our overarching goals as an organisation. By striving to understand Scotland's labour market, we're better able to support individuals to fulfil their full potential, matching their skills to the skills demands of employers.