Training delivery

Why apprenticeship levy payers must ‘use it or lose it’

Some £52m in apprenticeship levy funds went unspent in 2019, despite there being an option for employers to transfer up...

You’re fired? Why the right contract is key when dismissing apprentices

3 Mar 2020

Organisations might find themselves in hot water if they wish to dismiss an apprentice. How can this be avoided?

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How apprenticeships can revitalise businesses

7 Feb 2020

National Apprenticeship Week has seen positive stories emerge about apprenticeships amid a new optimism about their benefits for workers and businesses.

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Stigma hovers stubbornly over apprenticeships, study finds

4 Feb 2020

There is a disconnect between young people's perceptions of apprenticeships and their aspirations for learning, new research has revealed.

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Gig economy ‘like quicksand’ and workers unable to develop skills

29 Jan 2020

Gig workers are often “trapped” in insecure work because long hours, financial insecurity and piecemeal work mean they are often...

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Why critics of the apprenticeship levy should back off

16 Jan 2020

Critics of the apprenticeship levy need to understand the system is still new and employers are exploring what works.

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‘Fake apprenticeships’ are turning training system into a farce

3 Jan 2020

The UK's training system is becoming farcical with a levy system spiralling out of financial control - we need to learn from apprenticeships in Europe, claims report.

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BridgeCon Europe: The role of L&D in creating ‘purposeful’ work

25 Nov 2019

The idea that employees value work that offers them a sense of “purpose”, and the importance of offering work that...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: KPMG triumphs in HR Supplier Partnership Award

20 Nov 2019

KPMG was voted the top HR supplier partner in this category, which is only open to companies working with shortlisted...

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KPMG to cut UK internal training team

7 Nov 2019

KPMG this week signalled it is to slash its internal training team, which runs staff training for thousands of UK...

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Virtual reality training helps Jobcentre staff experience sight loss

26 Sep 2019

Jobcentre Plus has introduced a virtual reality training programme to help staff better understand and support the needs of jobseekers...

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Workers optimistic about automation but demand more training

16 Sep 2019

More than two-thirds of UK workers think technological changes will increase demand for human work over the next three years...

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Quarter of employers ‘let down’ by apprenticeship providers

13 Sep 2019

A quarter of HR and L&D managers have been let down by their apprenticeship training provider.

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Missing out on training means low-skilled workers lose out on thousands

10 Sep 2019

Employees that can’t access training get trapped under a ‘skills ceiling’ that means they lose out on almost £12,000 a...

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Three million apprenticeship starts target will be missed

27 Jun 2019

The government will miss its target of getting three million apprenticeship starts by 2020, the education secretary has conceded.

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