Apprenticeships

Employers prefer apprenticeship experience over university degrees

As thousands of students receive their A-level results this week, employers have revealed that the experience gained in an apprenticeship...

Remaining Carillion apprentices to be made redundant

1 Aug 2018

Almost 350 apprentices employed by collapsed construction giant Carillion will be made redundant after alternative jobs for them were not...

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Growing your business with apprenticeships (webinar)

17 Jul 2018

ON DEMAND | Hiring an apprentice is a productive and efficient way for any business to cost-effectively recruit and upskill their workforce...

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What’s going wrong with the apprenticeship levy?

13 Jul 2018

More than a year after the apprenticeship levy came into effect, most agree that it is not going according to...

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Employers can transfer apprenticeship funds to multiple businesses

28 Jun 2018

Employers will be able to transfer up to 10% of their apprenticeship levy funds...

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Employers need to break recruitment traditions to boost diversity

20 Jun 2018

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

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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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