Apprenticeships

Scrapping Union Learning Fund would be ‘tremendous loss’

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.

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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Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

8 Jul 2020

Government announces CJRS "bonus", kick-start scheme for 16 to 24-year-olds and other initiatives to boost jobs...

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Government must act to prevent mass youth unemployment

3 Jul 2020

Measures need to be urgently implemented to avoid mass youth unemployment, and should include employers being incentivised...

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BAE Systems: Why Covid-19 hasn’t stopped us taking on apprentices

29 Jun 2020

Although most organisations have frozen recruitment while they focus on recovery, BAE Systems is bucking the trend by going ahead...

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Apprenticeships ‘not delivering’ social mobility

24 Jun 2020

Apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds face barriers at every stage of their learning journey, and the government and employers can no...

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Pinsent Masons scoops four awards at first virtual People in Law awards

22 Jun 2020

Pinsent Masons scooped up four awards – including the coveted Grand Prix award – at this year’s People in Law...

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Prioritise the young to drive economic recovery – CBI

11 Jun 2020

The Confederation of British Industry has urged Boris Johnson to make job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young...

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Governments ‘failed to act’ on social mobility, report claims

10 Jun 2020

Government departments have failed to act on a third of key recommendations made by the Social Mobility Commission in the...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: entry deadline extension available

29 May 2020

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

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