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Apprenticeships
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...
05 April 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Business leaders demand apprenticeship levy reform »
"Research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) found that fewer than one-in-five employers will use contributions from the...
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...
22 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women lose out on apprenticeships »
A new report says that the lack of flexible and part-time apprenticeship programmes mean that people who are unable to wor...
21 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeships in eight facts »
1. Numbers are down 2.There's confusion among employers 3. Health sector is the most popular sector for apprenticesh...
15 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Newly updated: "Apprenticeship funding: how it works" »
1:00pm, 15 February 2018 The government's guidance "Apprenticeship funding: how it works" has been updated today.&nbs...
14 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CBI calls for apprenticeship scheme to be reformed »
Carolyn Fairbairn believes the systems operating in both England and Wales are not working well and should be reformed.&nb...
07 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Give apprenticeships time »
Opinion piece from Kirstie Donnelly, Managing Director of City&Guilds on apprenticeships.  Kirstie says that d...
01 February 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A third of Carillion apprentices have received job offers »
According to figures from The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)  553 of the 1,400 apprentices affected by t...
30 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprentice buys her own home at aged 20 »
A financially-savvy lady manages to buy her own home at aged just 20 after pursuing an apprenticeship - rather than going...
23 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inadequate apprenticeships »
Ofsted inspection data reveals that nearly half of all apprenticeship providers were inadequate or required improvement.&n...
15 January 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research suggests a third of London businesses are not aware of apprenticeship funding scheme »
London Chamber of Commerce has reported that more than a third of businesses are unaware of the government's new appr...
21 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EY revamps graduate scheme by rolling out apprenticeship add-on »
Accountant EY is to transform its graduate scheme in 2018 by offering apprenticeships to existing students and new joiners...
15 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
LSBU chosen to train apprentices from non-levy paying employers »
London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of a select group of universities nationwide chosen to receive government fund...
14 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Which? reports poor understanding of apprenticeships »
According to Which? only a third of young people say they felt informed about apprenticeships when leaving school or colle...
06 December 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Increase in employers delivering apprenticeship training directly »
The Register of Apprenticeship Providers (RoATP) has reported an increase in employers applying to become employer provide...
29 September 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Businesses still unsure over apprenticeships »
Firms remain bemused about how to properly use the government’s Apprenticeship Levy, six months after it was introduced....