Apprenticeships

Apprentice awards

18 Jan 2006

Organisations that run first-rate apprenticeship programmes could be in line for an award this June.The Learning and Skills Council (LSC)...

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Blair urges business leaders to get involved in training young people

6 Dec 2005

Prime minister Tony Blair has urged business leaders in the UK to get more involved in developing the skills of young people

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Apprenticeships rise by 16.7%

18 Nov 2005

The number of young people starting apprenticeships has risen by 16.7% since last year, according to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).

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Funding age inequality slammed by employers

6 Sep 2005

Employers have criticised Learning and Skills Council (LSC) cuts in funding for older apprentices

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Talking points: Terms of engagement

6 Sep 2005

Employer involvement is a top priority on the government's agenda for vocational education. We ask readers whether it will make a difference

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Rover’s collapse highlights lack of investment in apprenticeships

10 Aug 2005

Under-investment in engineering apprenticeships in the UK has exacerbated the impact of car maker Rover’s collapse, according to recruitment experts.

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Tube firm opens skills training centre

19 Jul 2005

Centre offers NVQ training for signalling and enginnering recruits

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Lloyds TSB division funds call centre apprenticeship scheme

11 Jul 2005

LloydsTSB asset finance division is funding a Modern Apprenticeships scheme for its call centre agents.

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Builder Laing O’Rourke acts to stem skills shortage with training school

5 Jul 2005

Construction firm Laing O'Rourke is to set up a training academy to address the chronic skills shortages in the building industry

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BAE Systems wins top apprenticeship scheme award

17 Jun 2005

Engineering company BAE Systems has been named Large Employer of the Year at the Learning and Skills Council's (LSC) 2005 Apprenticeship Awards.

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Construction workers at risk

12 May 2005

Lack of adequate training for construction workers and the industry's failure to attract skilled craftspeople could cause major building projects to be put on hold

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Why aren’t politicians talking about work?

3 May 2005

Work is one of the big things missing from this general election. Sure, there are passing references to the strength...

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Driving the youth movement

1 May 2005

Intense global competition means the need for better skills in the automotive industry is particularly acute. Guy Sheppard discovers how Land Rover is tackling the issue by focusing on the next generation of potential employees

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Agencies stump up £5m in incentives for ex MG Rover workers

22 Apr 2005

A £5m package offering practical incentives for former MG Rover workers to take up new employment in the manufacturing sector has been unveiled.

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MG Rover dealership group assesses impact of collapse

20 Apr 2005

The first meeting of the dealership sub-group of the MG Rover Task Force was held at the CBI yesterday (19 April).

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