Apprenticeships

Personnel Today Awards 2020: entry deadline extension available

With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...

Low Pay Commission: ‘Improve awareness of how apprentices should be paid’

7 May 2020

Confusion over rates of pay has led to many apprentices not receiving the pay they are entitled to.

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Coronavirus could push youth unemployment over 1 million

6 May 2020

Youth unemployment could top 1 million due to the impact of the coronavirus, according to a report from the Resolution...

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How the Co-op uses apprenticeships to shake up career progression

6 May 2020

By focusing on career progression, The Co-op’s award-winning retail apprenticeship programme is helping improve retention and alter the outdated perception...

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Apprenticeships: training providers’ body to take legal advice over support

27 Apr 2020

AELP lambasts Department for Education over failure to meet Cabinet Office obligation to support all training providers.

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Apprenticeship levy will no longer be used for MBAs

16 Apr 2020

Education secretary sides with critics of levy's use for senior management apprenticeships.

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Apprentices can continue learning while furloughed

7 Apr 2020

Apprentices who have been furloughed are allowed to continue their training as long as it does not provide a service...

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Apprenticeship providers “on brink of collapse”

1 Apr 2020

Private apprenticeship training providers are “on the brink of collapse” after failing to secure financial support from the Department for...

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Graduate and apprentice hiring hit by coronavirus uncertainty

25 Mar 2020

Companies have been forced to scale down entry-level recruitment programmes.

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First occupational health nurse apprenticeship set to be launched this summer

17 Mar 2020

The first Level 7 apprenticeship for occupational health nurses is set to be launched by the University of Derby this...

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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

12 Mar 2020

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

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Why apprenticeship levy payers must ‘use it or lose it’

4 Mar 2020

Some £52m in apprenticeship levy funds went unspent in 2019, despite there being an option for employers to transfer up...

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You’re fired? Why the right contract is key when dismissing apprentices

3 Mar 2020

Organisations might find themselves in hot water if they wish to dismiss an apprentice. How can this be avoided?

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Employers let millions in apprenticeship levy funding expire

19 Feb 2020

About a quarter of the money made available for apprenticeship training has been relinquished back to the government, suggesting that...

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HS2 ‘will deliver jobs and skills investment’

11 Feb 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has given the “green signal” for the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail project, which business...

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