Welcome to the new edition of Vocational Education Exchange. Our theme for this issue is working with employers. We have examples of UK initiatives that show how employers and training providers can work together effectively, improving productivity and providing valuable career experiences for young people.

We cover the new T-level qualifications for people who prefer vocational programmes of learning, apprenticeships, the work of Sector Skills Bodies, the value of skills competitions, better assessment, and an example of an assured skills programme involving a college and a major employer.