Education & Skills

Some of the challenges we face

Up to 1 in 4 UK jobs goes unfilled because of skills shortages

Around 10% of 16-24 year-olds in the UK become NEET

UK productivity is 18% below the average for the rest of the G7

England has the worst teenage literacy levels of any OECD country

How are we helping to solve this problem?

Across our funds, our Education & Skills investments have been addressing challenges like these by helping to re-engage disaffected young people with education; by encouraging more school leavers into vocational training; by targeting better academic outcomes in underserved areas; by helping to up-skill UK workers; and more.

Our businesses, like the Babington Group, help young people into apprenticeships and provide them with the skills training and support they need to gain employment >>

Some examples of our impact


Previously unemployed students known to be in employment


Learners have been supported


Qualifications achieved by at-risk-of-NEET students

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