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Apprenticeships
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See who's won the RateMyApprenticeship’s Top 100 Employers 2018/19 »
Based on over 4,000 reviews from young people who have completed an apprenticeship or work experience programme, RateMyApp...
17 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship Employer of the Year shortlist announced »
The following companies have been shortlisted in the Personnel Today Awards 2018 in the Apprenticeship Employer of th...
02 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers critical of apprenticeship levy reforms »
Some large employers have criticised the package of reforms to the apprenticeship levy announced yesterday by the govern...
02 October 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Government announces changes to apprenticeship levy »
The government announced on 1 October 2018 a package of reforms to the apprenticeship levy.  The changes are aimed...
18 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scots warming to apprenticeships »
A survey conducted by the Bank of Scotland revealed that Scots increasingly believe that apprenticeships offer the best ca...
28 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parents warming to apprenticeships »
A survey commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) reveals that parents would recommend their child to a...
22 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
McDonald's to create 43k apprenticeships »
McDonald's is to create 43,000 apprenticeships across Europe by 2025.  It is part of a new initiative to reduce ba...
15 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alternatives to a degree »
Going to university is not the only option open to students. There are several alternatives: Degree apprenticesh...
15 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recruiters prefer work experience to degrees »
Research reveals employers prefer relevant experience and apprenticeships over university degrees. The research was co...
07 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Parents turn up noses at apprenticeships »
Research from ABM UK reveals that among parents who are familiar with the concept of apprenticeships, just 14 per cent con...
07 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeships to help plug the skills gap? »
A report from the Open University reveals that 91% of UK companies have struggled to find employees with relevant skills i...
07 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finance: university v apprenticeship »
Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that the average apprentice in the North West earns around £52k...
01 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Almost 350 Carillion apprentices set to lose their jobs »
It has been reported that 341 apprentices will cease to be employed from the end of August.    Read more o...
31 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Half of London graduates regret going to university »
A recent survey of students conducted by Barclays found that 47% regret going to university.  The reasons mentione...
24 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RateMyApprenticeship Awards 2018 winners announced »
The RateMyApprenticeship’s Awards took place in London on Thursday 19 July 2018, where the winners were announced. As w...
17 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learndirect apprenticeship transferred to PeoplePlus »
Learndirect Apprenticeships Ltd (LDA) will be integrated into the PeoplePlus Apprenticeships operation. It was confirme...
04 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New co-chair of Apprenticeship Delivery Board is appointed »
Claire Paul, Director of Leadership Development at the BBC has been appointed co-chair of the ADB - working alongside Trud...
02 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Survey says two thirds of young people interested in apprenticeships »
A new survey from The Sutton Trust finds that nearly two thirds of young people would be interested in starting an apprent...
02 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Using the apprenticeship brand »
Gov.uk have published National Apprenticeship Service brand guidelines and logos for employers and training providers to u...
28 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Greater flexibility for apprenticeship levy »
Employers given green light to transfer up to 10% of levy funds to multiple businesses.  Large employers will soon...
22 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Co-op's AGM hears about the group's ambitious apprenticeship targets »
Attendees at Co-op's AGM were told about the group's apprenticeship scheme and it's talent pipeline into the group. ...
02 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship levy helping train workers for the future »
Despite much criticism, the apprenticeship levy, there is evidence that some employers are using the levy to train workers...
18 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employers accused of rebranding low skilled roles as apprenticeships »
A report by think tank Reform suggests that, due to the weak definition of apprenticeship in the UK, employers are rebrand...
11 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are young people being cheated of the skills needed to get good jobs? »
Opinion piece from Polly Toynbee.  "Brexit turbo-charges the need for high-quality technical education. Why i...
11 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gaps in apprentice standards limiting employers »
John Lewis has highlighted there are no apprenticeship standards in key ares of their business.    Read m...
27 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Flawed apprentice levy can't be fixed »
The CBI says the apprenticeship levy cannot be fixed. The trade body, who is the voice of 190,000 business people and comp...
27 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Further fall in apprenticeships sign-ups »
It is understood that the figures for the three months to February 2018 reveal of a drop of almost a third in people signi...
20 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
What's causing apprenticeship drop-out rates? »
Greater than 30% of people who start an apprenticeship drop out. Why?  The Skills Commission has suggested that af...
14 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring Statement: an extra £80 million for SME apprentice recruitment »
The chancellor announced that there will be an extra £80 million released to help small businesses recruit apprentices.&nb...
07 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fears government will miss apprenticeship target »
New research finds that almost half of company managers think the Government will fail to hit its target of creating three...
07 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Learning from European apprenticeships »
Apprenticeship programmes and manufacturing go hand in hand in Europe's engineering powerhouses.  Ulrich Hoppe, d...
06 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
FMB says construction apprentices will earn more than graduates »
According to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) construction apprentices will go on to earn thousands...
06 March 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New BBC apprenticeship programme launched »
The new BBC apprenticeship programme will be based in London and Salford. It h as been designed to support school le...
28 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship regulation needed »
Investors in People has said there could soon be a quality mark for apprentice employers.  Kevin Rowan from the Tr...
27 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BPP launches The Apprenticeship Levy Study - Part 2 »
A free-to-download report from BBP Professional Education in partnership with trendence UK, provides insight on how some o...

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