Training methods

Retail needs the human touch to recover

Many online retailers experienced a huge increase in sales during lockdown, and economic uncertainty means many customers are still wary...

Contact tracers report ‘chaotic’ training and confusion about role

21 May 2020

Contact tracers report major technical and organisational obstacles in training.

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How the Co-op uses apprenticeships to shake up career progression

6 May 2020

By focusing on career progression, The Co-op’s award-winning retail apprenticeship programme is helping improve retention and alter the outdated perception...

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How Honest Burgers is preparing furloughed staff for the future

24 Apr 2020

The coronavirus lockdown has hit the hospitality sector hard, with thousands of employees currently unable to work. But restaurant chain...

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Employers let millions in apprenticeship levy funding expire

19 Feb 2020

About a quarter of the money made available for apprenticeship training has been relinquished back to the government, suggesting that...

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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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Businesses ‘crying out’ for apprenticeship levy clarity

17 Sep 2019

The apprenticeship levy system needs to be more accessible and transparent and standards need to be reviewed regularly if the...

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degree apprenticeship pay

Degree apprenticeship pay rising quicker than graduate pay

24 Jul 2019

Pay for degree-level apprenticeships is rising more rapidly than that of traditional graduate roles, with more employers choosing to offer...

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learning in busy environments

Integrate learning into jobs, say L&D experts

17 Jun 2019

Learning will need to be better integrated into employees' daily tasks, especially in busy environments: a key message from the Festival of Work

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mentoring

Mentoring gap opens up between demand and provision

10 Jun 2019

Only 13% workers in the UK have a mentor despite employees highly valuing mentoring opportunities.

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Better working conditions needed to improve chef retention

3 Apr 2019

Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...

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Apprenticeship levy underpayment investigations more than double

25 Mar 2019

The number of organisations being pursued by HMRC for apprenticeship levy underpayment has more than doubled in a year, as...

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Learning Technologies 2019: “Our job is to help people share”

21 Feb 2019

Key topics at this year's Learning Technologies conference, which welcomed 8,000 delegates, included the importance of knowledge sharing...

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More than nine in 10 want more flexibility on apprenticeship spending

10 Jan 2019

Nine out of 10 (92%) employers want more flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship levy allowance, with some...

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How we can fix the apprenticeship levy

8 Oct 2018

Employers have an opportunity to shape the future of apprenticeships when the government publishes a consultation on the apprenticeship levy’s...

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