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Apprenticeships
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....
11 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seven aspects for successful apprenticeship programme »
Co-founder and director at RMP Enterprise,  Oliver Sidwell,  examines seven factors employers require for runnin...
03 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Questions over £2.5 million to M&C Saatchi to promote apprenticeships »
Labour has questioned why ministers are spending more than £2.5m M&C Saatchi to promote apprenticeships, when governm...
13 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...

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