Employment


St Ives lifeboat coming ashore on a transporter

Why do we volunteer?

Posted on 21 February 2017 by WISERD

Hannah Blake is a PhD student at Cardiff University and recently contributed to the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series with a presentation on her master’s degree research into volunteer accounts of participation. Research in the volunteering phenomena is increasing. Having been a volunteer for six years, the decision to undertake my own research in this
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Wylfa Workforce Redundancies: “Mind the Gap”

Posted on 17 June 2015 by Natalie Richards

On May 21st 2015 Magnox announced that 1600 jobs would be lost across its 12 UK nuclear sites. This news came as no great surprise to the workforce at Wylfa on Anglesey, which has been facing decommission for the last few years. The timeline for the final decommission of the plant has stretched considerably, originally anticipated in
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Economic Austerity and Older Volunteers

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Natalie Richards

In recent years the political, economic and social climate in which volunteering by older adults occurs has changed significantly, with the onset of an economic downturn, concern about pensions, a change in the public policy context for volunteering following a change of government, and the abolition of default retirement age. The notion of ‘unretirement’ is
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Hopes and Dreams

Posted on 30 January 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Kimberley Horton. Welsh pupils should leave school as young adults prepared for living and working in Wales, or in other parts of the world. The WISERD Education project has given us the opportunity to ask pupils about their hopes and expectations for their futures, including, but not limited to, careers. These questions were varied
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