Training policies

Scrapping Union Learning Fund would be ‘tremendous loss’

Tesco, Arla Foods and Tata Steel are among employers backing a campaign to persuade the government to rethink plans to scrap the Union Learning Fund.

Knowledge sharing vital component of a well-designed learning experience

7 Oct 2020

A well-designed learning experience should include the opportunity to share and gain knowledge from colleagues, even when they are geographically...

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Volunteer projects ‘better for skills development than another training course’

18 Sep 2020

Half of employees want to use their professional skills on volunteer projects.

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progression, The Co-op’s award-winning retail apprenticeship programme is helping improve retention and alter the outdated perception...

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Apprenticeship levy will no longer be used for MBAs

16 Apr 2020

Education secretary sides with critics of levy's use for senior management apprenticeships.

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Staff to require terror response training under proposed law

24 Feb 2020

Staff at public venues could be required to learn how they should respond to acts of terrorism under a new...

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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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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Fresh Direct delivers Talent Management Award

20 Nov 2019

Short-listed organisations that have adopted a particularly proactive and imaginative approach to talent management.

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Lib Dems pledge £10,000 ‘skills wallet’ for all adults

11 Nov 2019

The Liberal Democrats have proposed a £10,000 “skills wallet” for all adults to help fund learning and training over the...

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Employees struggle to find L&D opportunities effective, report finds

26 Jun 2019

Only 13% of employees believe the learning opportunities they’ve been given over the past year have been very effective.

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Sephora and racial profiling: what can a single training day achieve?

7 Jun 2019

The beauty retailer closed its US stores to deliver diversity training after an incident of racial profiling.

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Apprenticeships increase fails to mask downward trend

24 Jan 2019

Apprenticeship starts in the first quarter of the 2018-19 academic year have risen in relation to figures reported at this...

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Minister proposes military-style college for prison governors

17 Aug 2018

Prisons minister Rory Stewart has called for military involvement in improving the leadership and management skills of prison governors, a...

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A quarter of workers receive almost no workplace training, finds TUC

4 Nov 2017

Almost a quarter of workers are offered no training at their workplace other than a new starter induction, according to...

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Low take-up of right to make training requests

24 Oct 2017

Take-up of the right to make requests in relation to study or training has been low and has not facilitated...

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