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Category Archives: National

NEET’s in England at Lowest Level since 2005

Posted: 22 May 2014

Figures released today show that the proportion of young people aged 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training (NEET) is at the lowest comparable level since 2005 – with the percentage of teenagers NEET at its lowest since … Continue reading

Why SMEs should invest in apprenticeships

Posted: 30 April 2014

Apprenticeships are often described as a great way to introduce talent to an organisation, and the government’s pledge to fund 100,000 additional places before December 2015 could provide the ideal opportunity for your small business to get involved. Click here … Continue reading

Employers to play bigger role in rating skills training

Posted: 30 April 2014

Ofsted is asking employers to play a bigger role in rating the effectiveness of skills training and education. The education watchdog’s Employer View website, launched on Monday, asks employers in England to lodge their views on training providers. Click here … Continue reading

What lies ahead for apprenticeships?

Posted: 30 April 2014

Small businesses will be put off the scheme if we don’t learn lessons from the first cohort of trailblazer apprenticeship. The reforms have the potential to improve apprenticeship design and delivery, but how much have the long-term practicalities been considered? … Continue reading

Thousands of jobs and apprenticeships to get seaside economies and flood affected areas growing

Posted: 7 March 2014

50 Coastal Communities Fund winners named and next round unveiled as £64 million pot. Click here for the full story

Higher apprenticeship scheme could shape the future of care services

Posted: 6 March 2014

A new higher apprenticeship for care workers with ambition to shape the future of adult care homes and services is being widely adopted across the sector. The work-based level 5 care leadership and management qualification, launched in 2012, is being … Continue reading

Business Benefits Of Taking On An Apprentice

Posted: 4 March 2014

Employing an apprentice is a rewarding experience which helps young people achieve their potential while businesses increase their productivity and competitiveness. Apprenticeships give employers the opportunity to train staff to meet specific skills requirements and increase staff capacity through a … Continue reading

National Apprenticeship Week 2014 – Time to celebrate apprenticeships!

Posted: 4 March 2014

The overarching theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2014 is ‘Great Apprenticeships’: ‘Great Businesses’ are made by apprentices and apprenticeships lead to ‘Great Prospects’. Click here to read the full story

The low-down on apprenticeships

Posted: 29 January 2014

If you’re wondering what to do with your career and have decided that university is not the route for you, it’s worth looking around at your options, says Matthew Hancock Click Here for the full story

Apprenticeships: an alternative route

Posted: 29 January 2014

Too often thought of as a poor alternative to university, apprenticeships are becoming the route of choice for many young people who don’t wish to accumulate thousands of pounds worth of debt and who wish to get straight into a … Continue reading