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

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Apprenticeships
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....
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...

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