While research suggests that many people still believe apprenticeships are more appropriate for blue-collar roles, PricewaterhouseCoopers' Gaenor Bagley argues that service-focused apprenticeships could be the boost the economy needs.
There was mix More...12 April 2013 11:46
This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Learndirect , originally shown online on 25 March 2013, examines the various ways in which organisations can employ young people and look at the raft of government initiatives that have been la More...18 March 2013 14:00
Employers must be given incentives to encourage high-quality apprenticeships, according to a report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) today . The report follows the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 11 March, at the start o More...15 March 2013 11:16
Employers will be able to design their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today.
One of the key findings of the Richard Review was that many employers hesitate to employ apprentices bec More...14 March 2013 11:04
Between 2013-22, 3.8 million people will complete an apprenticeship, creating a £3.4 billion boost to the economy and an increase in business productivity ranging from between £268 and £414 per week, a research study has shown.
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Careers advice should set out to challenge misconceptions about apprenticeships and promote them as a viable alternative to university education, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said.
The CIPD's call was in response t More...11 March 2013 12:02
More than a quarter of a million people submitted an apprenticeship application online between November 2012 and January 2013, representing a 41% increase on the previous year, according to the latest figures from the National Apprenticeship Service (NA More...28 February 2013 10:32
Despite the economic outlook pointing floor-wards 12 months ago, employment rates defied the gloom and have taken a running jump into the new year, with a 6% increase in employers intending to hire in the first three months. 1
Optimism is high More...21 January 2013 13:41
The Government has announced the launch of a programme aimed at providing young people with the skills needed to get jobs and apprenticeships.
"Traineeships", set to be introduced later this year, will be aimed at improving the work-readiness of you More...10 January 2013 11:56
The definition of apprenticeships has been "stretched too far", according to a government-commissioned review published today.
The Richard Review, compiled by entrepreneur and former Dragon's Den star Doug Richard, recommends that apprenticeships l More...27 November 2012 11:11
One hundred of the UK's leading employers of apprentices were honoured at The Skills Show in Birmingham last night at the launch of the second Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.
The list, compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service and More...15 November 2012 13:57
More than 500,000 people started an apprenticeship in the year to July 2012, according to the latest government figures, with higher apprenticeships seeing the largest growth.
Statistics published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skill More...11 October 2012 12:48
The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and business apprenticeship issuing authority Skills CFA have launched a new higher apprenticeship in Human Resource Management to broaden access to HR careers.
Developed in conjunction wi More...07 September 2012 12:05
The Government has announced a raft of measures to challenge the "outdated view" of apprenticeships among small businesses to encourage more firms to take on apprentices. Skills minister John Hayes has outlined a number changes designed to help small More...29 August 2012 14:23
The national minimum wage for apprentices should be increased to £5.00 an hour, say employers.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) latest Labour Market Outlook survey, which found that employers, o More...14 May 2012 16:38
Skills minister John Hayes has further outlined government plans to improve the quality of apprenticeships. In a statement to the House of Commons, Hayes said today that he wanted to build on plans unveiled last year to improve apprenticeship st More...27 February 2012 15:46
While many sectors are struggling to deal with slowing sales or reduced resources, IT and telecommunications companies must continue to invest in training and developing future skills if they want to stay ahead of the curve. Mobile network operator More...09 February 2012 16:28
Making sure that more people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and those from minorities, are able to benefit from apprenticeships is a priority for the Government, according to skills minister John Hayes.
At the launch More...09 February 2012 12:29
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
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