Apprenticeships

Levy-paying employers will be able to transfer apprenticeship funds

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

Apprentices in Wales should receive same financial support as students

14 Feb 2018

Financial support for apprentices in Wales should be strengthened to encourage more people to take up vocational training.
In its...

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Half of managers do not plan to use apprenticeship levy fund

6 Feb 2018

Almost half (49%) of managers have said they would not use their training fund available through apprenticeship levy, with many...

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Apprenticeship take-up continues to decline

25 Jan 2018

The number of apprenticeships started in the first quarter of the academic year fell by 26.5%, following introduction of the...

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Ofsted cannot cope with apprentice trainer workload

23 Jan 2018

The education regulator has admitted struggling to deal with the number of companies offering training following the introduction of the...

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Should we use apprenticeships to train managers?

17 Jan 2018

The apprenticeship levy has attracted a lot of criticism of late, with many questioning why the scope is now so...

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Employers rebrand training as apprenticeships to access levy fund

11 Jan 2018

Almost half (46%) of employers plan to repackage their existing training schemes as new apprenticeships in order to access their...

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Can we make the apprenticeship levy work harder?

12 Dec 2017

News that apprenticeship start numbers had plummeted following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April led to criticism of...

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Government commits to skills and training in Industrial Strategy paper

27 Nov 2017

The Government has today released its flagship Industrial Strategy, aimed at boosting productivity and economic performance in the UK.
Business...

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Apprenticeships plummet following levy introduction

24 Nov 2017

The number of people starting apprenticeships in England has fallen by 59% after the introduction of the apprenticeship levy earlier...

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Budget 2017: National living wage rise confirmed at £7.83

22 Nov 2017

There were few surprises for employers in today’s budget, the first delivered since the snap general election in June.
Chancellor...

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Wolverhampton Homes team

Wolverhampton Homes now houses Youth Employment Initiative prize

22 Nov 2017

Each of the entrants for this category recently launched initiatives that have increased youth employee numbers with pre-employment support and...

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Under-25s earn less for doing the same work, argues charity

11 Oct 2017

Workers aged under 25 are missing out on up to nearly £6,300 per year because they’re not entitled to the...

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Hunt announces 25% more nurse training posts

5 Oct 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places as well as a package of measures...

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Why it pays for companies to invest their apprenticeship levy funding in managers

5 Oct 2017

HR and learning professionals may not agree with the questionable management practices on The Apprentice, but when considering where to...

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