Learning will always be the cornerstone of managing this change

Right now, the World Economic Forum expects more than half the global workforce will need significant training and development over the next five years. Doing this requires fundamentally different approaches to work and learning, both in formal education but also throughout our professional careers.

Over the next few months, we’ll be exploring the changing trajectories across education, skills and employment, sharing views of some of the leading experts and brightest minds to help us better understand how to cultivate a culture of lifelong learning and how to keep pace with the ever-evolving nature of work.

Future of learning


How can we create a culture of lifelong learning?

There’s an importance to embrace lifelong learning in order to help society, business, and individuals prepare for unprecedented change. Is our current education system preparing people to learn continuously? And how can businesses, schools and authorities cultivate a culture of continuous learning?

Hear the different perspectives of our experts and some of the brightest minds in the industry on how we all need to evolve our approach to learning to adapt to our new digital first world.

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Longevity and learning

The three-stage view of life is increasingly out of date in a society where a considerable segment of the population is now predicted to live to the age of 100 – and perhaps even further.

Longer lifespans mean that our paths are becoming increasingly less linear: rather than simply ‘finishing’ school and working solidly through to our sixties, numerous jobs, multiple stints in education and even mid-life career breaks will become increasingly common.

In our latest podcast, Capita's Dr Charles Young and Andrew Scott discuss how learning and longevity will impact our lives.

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Future of work

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People, technology and the future of work

The future of work is here. The rapid acceleration of technologies is changing the way that humans and technology interact in the workplace and is revolutionising work across all sectors and skill levels. 

As the world evolves to the new way of working, questions arise about the full potential of automation, how this can be unlocked and how to harness the benefits to preserve ‘meaningful work’ in the future.

To address these important questions, we recently collaborated with Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, Hotspots Movement and BritainThinks to discuss how the world of work is changing.

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Building a multi-speed workforce

Capita’s Chief Growth Officer, Ismail Amla, speaks to Criticaleye about the disruptive technology driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Looking at the challenging long-held beliefs about what a productive, engaged and high-performing workforce looks like and how the real competitive advantage will come from creating a culture of continuous learning. 

Ismail commented: "A successful strategy for future-proofing your workforce does depend on having the tools that allow your organisation to access the best talent.”

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Capita's Ismail Amla

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