Apprenticeships

Apprentices can continue learning while furloughed

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

Personnel Today Awards 2020 open for entries

1 Apr 2020

Entries have opened for the 2020 Personnel Today Awards, recognising the HR professionals, teams and suppliers that have delivered outstanding...

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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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How apprenticeships can revitalise businesses

7 Feb 2020

National Apprenticeship Week has seen positive stories emerge about apprenticeships amid a new optimism about their benefits for workers and businesses.

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Stigma hovers stubbornly over apprenticeships, study finds

4 Feb 2020

There is a disconnect between young people's perceptions of apprenticeships and their aspirations for learning, new research has revealed.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020 invites us to ‘look beyond’

3 Feb 2020

National Apprenticeship Week this year sees the government encouraging employers and young people to “Look Beyond” in a bid to...

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North East ‘most pessimistic’ about future prospects

21 Jan 2020

People in the North East of England are the most pessimistic about their futures, with less a third of people...

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Why critics of the apprenticeship levy should back off

16 Jan 2020

Critics of the apprenticeship levy need to understand the system is still new and employers are exploring what works.

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