Organisations involved with promoting programmes for Apprenticeship Week (running from 6-10 February) have plenty of food for thought. Over the past 12 months, apprenticeships have attracted a lot of public attention, not to mention a great deal of More...09 February 2012 09:54
Research by Working Links, an organisation dedicated to helping the unemployed back into work, shows that the majority of employers that hire apprentices enjoy benefits to their business. But too many still have reservations about hiring young peop More...09 February 2012 09:54
Solicitor James Hall provides answers to employers' questions about the law relating to apprenticeships.
Q What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a form of contract of employment, which has the purpose of training an individual in t More...08 February 2012 09:19
Small businesses will be offered £1,500 to take on their first young apprentices, as part of a government drive to boost apprenticeship numbers.
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, Prime Minister David Cameron today announced a round of g More...07 February 2012 15:11
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has unveiled guidance aimed at improving the quality of apprenticeships, to coincide with the start of National Apprenticeship Week. The guidance, called "Apprenticeships that Work", is desi More...06 February 2012 12:19
The second and final day at Learning Technologies provided delegates with more big ideas and practical learning and development (L&D) tips. Martin Couzins provides a review of day two. Jaron Lanier, the man who coined the term "virtual More...27 January 2012 16:20
Learning Technologies 2012 started yesterday at London Olympia and Martin Couzins caught up with speakers, delegates and exhibitors in his day-one overview. Organisations should consider creating chief ideas officers to help develop organisational th More...26 January 2012 15:07
Learning Technologies 2012 and Learning and Skills 2012 will be taking place at London's Olympia on 25 and 26 January. Personnel Today looks at what delegates can expect from both events. Event organisers are expecting a record-breaking 5,000 visitor More...16 January 2012 16:00
Training specialist Matt Pierce looks at how screencasting technology can make the most of training and induction budgets.
Learning technologies continue to evolve as a key element in an HR professional's training armoury. But with more pressure tha More...13 January 2012 09:06
All new apprenticeships for 16- to 18-year-olds will last for at least one year, as part of a series of reforms aimed at strengthening apprenticeships announced yesterday by skills minister John Hayes. Within the new measures, the Gov More...20 December 2011 12:09
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced that it will lead the development of a Higher Apprenticeship programme for young people looking to move into the professional services sector. Earlier this week, business secretary Vince Cab More...02 December 2011 12:49
The headlines are full of doom and gloom for young people - youth unemployment has just hit the one million mark , hundreds of graduates compete for single job placements and employers complain that school leavers lack basic literacy and num More...01 December 2011 10:27
Businesses will be able to bid for a share of a £250 million fund for vocational training programmes in the new year, as part of a government scheme designed to bring more skills into the workforce. The Government announced that the fund will be open More...17 November 2011 10:49
Live online learning technologies - such as virtual meetings and classrooms, and video-conferencing - are becoming increasingly popular, with more than three-quarters of employers using them in 2011.
This is according to the benchmark study carried More...17 November 2011 09:53
In June 2011, the Pensions Bill passed its way through Parliament, resulting in the state pension age now moving closer to beyond 65 years of age. But, despite the increased likelihood of an older workforce, research has shown that older workers are oft More...07 November 2011 00:01
An apprenticeship with Kraft Foods is a coveted role, according to the company's apprenticeship programme manager Alan Lewis.
As a leading food company in the UK and Ireland, we're proud to be able to equip our young people with the skills More...21 October 2011 08:30
Before the gardeners among you get excited about the prospect of horticulture tips, I'd better explain that I'm talking about managers, team members or just specialists within your organisation.
Every year, around this time, we read about the diffic More...06 October 2011 15:25
Organisations must ensure that they are able to provide a healthy and productive environment for older workers, says Kathy Lewis.
When does old age begin? At what age does an individual become too old to carry on their current job tasks due to negat More...01 October 2011 09:55
Students from secondary schools and colleges are being provided with management training in order to address the lack of basic work skills among many school leavers.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has stepped up its efforts to ensure that More...15 September 2011 15:33
Employers that targeted line managers for absence management training saw improved absence rates at two-thirds (64%) of organisations, according to new research from XpertHR . The research reveals that training line managers gave them more conf More...14 September 2011 11:08