Sturgeon’s apprenticeship funding pledge leads the way – England must follow

There needs to be a step-change in the way England approaches incentivising apprenticeships, argues Helen Booth.

Less than half expect to hire young staff in 2021

16 Dec 2020

Just 46% of employers plan to hire new workers aged 16 to 24 in the next year, despite the government’s...

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CIPD: ‘Extend furlough to June’

13 Dec 2020

The CIPD has called upon the government to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to 30 June 2021 saying...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

27 Nov 2020

NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this...

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Co-op to offer ‘hundreds’ of apprenticeships

26 Nov 2020

The Co-operative Group will offer “hundreds more retail apprenticeships” in a bid to drive greater social mobility and make use...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Winners revealed on Thursday

20 Nov 2020

With just days to go until the Personnel Today Awards 2020, there is still time to register to watch the...

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Sharp rise in apprenticeships ending in redundancy

19 Nov 2020

The number of apprenticeships ending in redundancy is now two-thirds higher than in 2019, provisional figures show.

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Apprenticeship Employer of the Year shortlist

16 Nov 2020

Three firms have made it onto the Apprenticeship Employer of...

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Scrapping Union Learning Fund would be ‘tremendous loss’

19 Oct 2020

Tesco, Arla Foods and Tata Steel are among employers backing a campaign to persuade the government to rethink plans to scrap the Union Learning Fund.

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RAD Awards 2021 open for entries

9 Oct 2020

The 2021 RAD Awards have opened for entries as the search for the very best in employer branding, talent attraction...

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Government announces £2.5bn lifelong learning package

29 Sep 2020

The government has announced plans to offer adults without an A-level or equivalent a free college course to boost their...

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Is the graduate jobs market as bleak as the headlines suggest?

4 Sep 2020

The class of 2020 is facing one of the most challenging jobs markets ever experienced, with reports suggesting graduate schemes...

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BT Group and Firebrand in virtual apprenticeship push

13 Aug 2020

BT Group has revealed how it managed to continue its 4,500-strong apprenticeship scheme at full tilt during lockdown, with 64 achieving certification in digital skills.

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Apprenticeship system reboot could boost economy

10 Aug 2020

A new focus on SMEs and younger people who are disadvantaged could lead to an improved demand-led system, says influential think-tank.

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Government to double nursing apprentices with £172m funding

10 Aug 2020

Healthcare employers will be able to take on up to 8,000 nursing degree apprentices over the next four years.

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