Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have started to reflect more on our working lives and increasingly question the relative value of different occupations around the UK. Andrew Maxwell investigates why until now we have traditionally valued some jobs above others and what a new understanding of “work” might mean for how we approach our changing world.

This week, Andrew looks at the history of jobs, and his guests are Richard Donkin, the author of “The History of Work”, and DIY expert and entrepreneur Jo Behari.

This week Andrew looks at the post-pandemic nationwide appetite for retraining.

This week Andrew considers the status of different jobs and his guest is the political economist, Mark Blyth.

This week Andrew looks at the future of jobs and welcomes back his guest from earlier in the series, Richard Donkin the author of “The Future of Work”.