Marchmont Employment and Skills Observatory
Improving evidence-based practice and policy in the field of employment and skills.
We are a leading Labour Market Intelligence provider in South West England giving added value to standard statistical analyses with:
- Survey and data gathering and analysis
- Insightful interpretations
- Making the data work for a range of audiences
- Project and programme Evaluation
Clients include: LSIP, Devon County Council, Heart of the South West LEP, Trades Union Congress, Skills Jersey, Digital Jersey, The British Council, Exeter City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, CEDEFOP and the OECD.
The aim of the ACSOL project was to expand adult digital skills training provision through online learning targeting two covid-19 vulnerable sectors: workers in social care/health support and workers in the entertainment, arts and culture sector. Erasmus+ ACSOL: Acquiring Crisis-proof Skills through Online Learning (euskadi.eus)
We led the SEU project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, which focused on how universities can work more effectively and more inclusively within their city communities.
We led the CaST project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, which and focuses on how universities can work more effectively and more inclusively within their city communities by providing students with opportunities to work on local societal challenges.
With partners in the TUC and across Europe we developed thorugh ERASMUS+ a suite of new materials to support the delivery of a Mid Life Skills Review – by enhancing the much used Value My Skills Tool successfully launched in 2019.
We partnered the Trade Union Congress in an ERASMUS+ research project exploring mid-life skills. The project developed an exciting new tool – the Value My Skills Tool - along with new materials to support its use. This tool is designed to be used by older learners/workers in conjunction with a skills coach or skills mentor.
Our work in South West England
We providing analytical support to policymakers in the region models such as the Skills Advisory Panel (SAP) and the Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs). Recent reports include:
- Latest (Quarterly) HotSW Employment and Skills Review (May 2023)
- Summary of the findings of the Centre for Cities 2023 report examining performance of Exeter and Plymouth
- Prevalence of job vacancies and skills gaps in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic
- Older Workers Report, concerning the impact of the pandemic on the ageing workforce and what risks they face in terms of the cost of living crisis.
- Future of Work collaboration with the Business School
- HotSW Local Skills Report, March 2021 here. Comprising, Local Landscape, Skills Supply, Skills Demand, Matching Supply and Demand and Evidence Bases Annex A Annex B
Let's work together
Dr Andrew Dean
Senior Manager and Head of Regional Engagement
Dr Lindsey Anderson
Regional Engagement Manager
Dr David Hancock
Project Researcher and Evaluator
Devon Housing Commission Head
Policy Engagement Manager
Cecilia Manosa Nyblon
Continuing Education Manager