Apprenticeships

Employers need to break recruitment traditions to boost diversity

Businesses need to “think outside the box” when recruiting if they want to improve diversity across their workforces – especially...

Apprenticeship starts continue to fall a year after levy introduced

15 Jun 2018

There has been a steady decline in the number of apprenticeships begun after the apprenticeship levy was introduced last year....

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Manufacturers call for more time to use apprenticeship levy funds

3 May 2018

The Government should extend the timeframe employers have to spend their apprenticeship levy funds from 24 to 48 months –...

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Apprenticeship starts fall by a quarter in six months

20 Apr 2018

The number of people beginning an apprenticeship fell by almost a quarter (24%) in the first six months of the...

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Low-skilled roles rebranded as apprenticeships to receive levy funding

13 Apr 2018

Employers stand accused of rebranding existing low-skilled roles as apprenticeships in order to make use of funding available through the...

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Employers failing to use apprenticeship levy funds a year since introduction

6 Apr 2018

More than £1bn in apprenticeship funding available through the apprenticeship levy has not been used – and employers have just...

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Apprenticeship starts delayed by lack of Government guidance

27 Mar 2018

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has raised concerns that the Government is too slow to publish guidance...

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Nine in 10 NHS trusts plan to use apprenticeship levy funds

19 Mar 2018

Almost all NHS trusts in England plan to use their apprenticeship levy training fund, but would like more flexibility over...

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Apprenticeship planned to reverse ageing health and safety workforce

8 Mar 2018

A ‘Trailblazer’ group of major employers, supported by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), plans to launch an...

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Managers ‘unwilling’ to be seen as apprentices

6 Mar 2018

Most employers feel that middle and senior managers would be unwilling to be seen as an apprentice, meaning that businesses...

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Solving the skills crisis one apprenticeship at a time

5 Mar 2018

Apprenticeships seem a convenient response to skills shortages in a number of UK industries. But as we celebrate National Apprenticeship...

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Government must act following Learndirect’s failings, say MPs

2 Mar 2018

The Government must take action to ensure that poorly performing contractors do not become essential to the delivery of public...

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Funding band for senior leader Master’s degree apprenticeship confirmed

2 Mar 2018

Employers that pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to use their training fund to pay for the development of...

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Lack of part-time apprenticeships reduces access for women

22 Feb 2018

A shortage of flexible and part-time apprenticeship programmes mean that people who are unable to work full time are missing...

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Levy-paying employers will be able to transfer apprenticeship funds

14 Feb 2018

Employers that pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to transfer their apprenticeship funds to other businesses from April 2018....

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