Apprenticeships

Cash prizes for practical youth training schemes

9 Mar 2005

A nationwide search for employers who provide the best practical training for young people has been launched.

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Network Rail to spend £30m on apprentice scheme

9 Mar 2005

Network Rail has started one of the UK's biggest-ever apprenticeship schemes in its search for more than 1,000 17- to 19-year olds.

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BT bucks trend as young are hit by ageism at work

1 Mar 2005

Telecoms giant BT is expanding its apprenticeship scheme, part of its continuing efforts to tempt high-calibre young employees into the company.

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Training news

1 Feb 2005

Army accreditation; Public sector first; CIPD award for school; Drive for specialists

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UK productivity gap is caused by education failures, says Templeman

24 Jan 2005

Head of the Institute of Directors calls for more investment in eductaion and training

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Hall takes over as head of UK Skills

5 Jan 2005

"Passionate champion" of vocational training takes over as head of skills organisation

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How Apprenticeships can work for you

27 Nov 2004

For an apprentice, an Apprenticeship isn't just a job; it's the first step towards a long-term career. Your business could be one of thousands across Britain that have benefited so far from training an apprentice.

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Thought bubble falls on stoney ground

23 Nov 2004

Attempts to address skills shortages in engineering and manufacturing have always drawn a mixed response. Paul Gander asks machine manufacturers for their thoughts on the 8m 'thought bubble' campaign to promote apprenticeships

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Prince Charles launches £5m employment scheme for disadvantaged youngsters

5 Nov 2004

The Prince of Wales has launched a £5m scheme to help poorly qualified school leavers find work. Four pilot projects...

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Hey, big spender…

1 Nov 2004

Nissan’s car factory in Sunderland boasts the highest productivity levels in Europe and one of the best training records in the UK. But training department head Steve Pallas says its success is frequently misunderstood. Guy Sheppard reports.

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Will employers board partnership scheme?

1 Oct 2004

The Government is two-thirds of the way towards its target of 400 Centres of Vocational Excellence by 2006, but are the CoVEs reaching new people or merely the old faithful? We evaluate their progress to date

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Cost bravo

1 Sep 2004

Adding value to an already exceptional learning and development programme is quite a challenge, especially if you find yourself working for the number one coffee brand in the UK.

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Winning young hearts

1 Sep 2004

What makes an apprentice buy into your efforts? We asked readers how they woo and retain the newly-skilled

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Footballers union and Learndirect team up in bid to tackle skills gap

10 Aug 2004

Aspiring footballers who don't make the big time are often left on the scrapheap with no qualifications, no work experience and few skills. But Learndirect and the Professional Footballers Association aim to change all that

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Ready for roll-out

1 Apr 2004

Since reviewing staff feedback on its Modern Apprenticeship/NVQ pilot programme,Costa Coffee finds itself in a position to evaluate and reflect on progress to date

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