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A summary of news articles on graduate/student recruitment and development. 

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Apprenticeships
22 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK business unaware of apprenticeship levy reforms »
The YouGov survey, commissioned by Pearson Business School, found only 18 per cent of employers are aware of the Governmen...
16 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Gender-neutral language" to encourage female STEM applicants »
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfA) will trial “gender-neutral language" in apprenticeship sta...
09 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeships awareness is on the rise »
Youth Employment UK published the results from the Youth Voice Census Report for 2019. Over 3000 young people aged 14...
08 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to make the most out of apprenticeship levy »
Employers have earned back just £480m (14%) of the total funding available since May 2017 when the apprenticeshi...
01 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 open for applications »
Entries for The National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 are now open - until Friday 24 May. Apprenticeships and skills mi...
29 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Small businesses are struggling to take on apprentices »
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) claims over a quarter of apprentice employers say reforms have had a negativ...
10 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BCA grows apprenticeship and graduate recruitment schemes »
BCA has grown its apprenticeship scheme to 35 qualifications, ranging from NVQ level 2 to 7. The company is looking t...
04 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
City & Guilds wants a common quality framework for apprenticeships »
To coincide with the Annual Apprenticeships Conference, City & Guilds and the Industry Skills Board (ISB) have re...
28 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ofsted chief inspector: "Apprenticeship quality not improving" »
Amanda Spielman delivered a keynote speech on day one of FE Week’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference and discussed the appr...
25 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HMRC investigations into apprenticeship levy more than double »
The number of organisations being pursued by tax authorities for apprenticeship levy underpayment has more than doubl...
12 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Less than 1 per cent of DfE department workforce was made up of apprentices »
The division responsible for running and promoting apprenticeships within the Department for Education employs the lo...
06 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Audit Office report: the apprenticeships programme »
The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a new report assessing whether the government’s apprenticeships program...
05 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DfE confirms £400m apprenticeship levy underspend »
City & Guilds Group have released a report titled The Languishing Levy Pot: Accessing unspent apprenticeship funds....
05 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finalists for AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2019 celebrated in Parliament »
The event held at the House of Parliament celebrated the national finalists of the AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2019, which a...
26 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon to launch 1000 UK apprenticeships by 2021 »
Amazon pledges to create more than 1000 apprenticeships in the UK over the next two years. The apprenticeships will c...
25 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Deeply troubling' numbers of agriculture apprenticeships in Wales »
Latest figures show that only 1% of the total number of apprenticeships in Wales were in agriculture despite the sect...
22 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government "anticipates" to fund apprenticeships over-delivery »
Government "anticipates" having enough budget to fund all over-delivery on non-levy apprenticeships from January 2018...
21 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ESFA reveals apprenticeship funding band reduction »
Over the summer Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has been reviewing the funding bands of 31 standards...
20 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get behind National Apprenticeship Week 2019 »
With the start of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) just around the corner, Education and Skills Fun...
14 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Ghosting’ has moved into apprenticeships »
Research suggests 'ghosting' is becoming more common place, and now it has entered apprenticeships too.  Here are...
13 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Record number of apprenticeship places at Rolls Royce »
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2019 Apprenticeship Pr...
12 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shortlist unveiled for the AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2019 »
Over 350 entries were submitted from colleges, training providers and employers for the awards.  Managing d...
06 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
£3 bn in Apprenticeship Levy funding remain unused »
More than £3 billion in Apprenticeship Levy funding in England remains unused, research shows.  According to the d...
31 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-levy contracts to be extended »
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has said it is extending apprenticeship non-levy contracts "to provide stab...
29 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Half of businesses will not spend apprenticeship levy funds »
According to People Management research, 50% companies surveyed will write off at least some of their first tranche of app...
24 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship starts 15% down on 2016/2017 »
According to the report published by the Department for Education, apprenticeship starts are up 15% for the first qua...
17 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department for Education launches new 'Fire It Up' apprenticeship campaign »
the Government is launching a new campaign to promote apprenticeships among young people, parents and employers. The...
14 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The City and Guilds Group demands transparency from the government on apprenticeship levy spending »
According to new research published by City & Guilds Group, 93% of levy-paying firms cited some kind of block to inves...
11 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
33% of employers in accounting and finance unaware of the Apprenticeship Levy »
According to a survey by Alliance Manchester Business School, a third of employers in a ccounting and finance know nothin...
09 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ESFA launches Apprenticeship Levy survey »
The government announced during conference plans to engage with business and providers on the long-term operation of the l...
03 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IMG Production launches apprentice scheme for school leavers »
The sports production company is launching a new apprenticeship scheme aimed at school leavers aged over 18.  IMG...
02 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The School Leavers Awards 2019 are now open »
The School Leaver Awards celebrate the top employers and training providers for school and college leavers on apprenticesh...
02 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to launch a health and safety apprenticeship to the workplace »
With over 600,000 workplace accidents recorded in 2016/17, employing a dedicated health and safety specialist is a wise in...
17 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘Blaze a Trail’ will be the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2019 »
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton said: "I want everyone to recognise the change that apprenticeships can br...
17 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
EEF: Employers favour apprentices over graduates »
According to survey from manufacturers’ organisation EEF, employers now favour hiring apprenticeships over graduates....

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