Training policies

Unilever to require all suppliers to pay living wage

Unilever has set out wide-ranging plans to improve equality and access to skills in bid to benefit society internationally.

EasyJet crew to be trained to deliver vaccines

13 Jan 2021

EasyJet cabin crew who are on furlough will be trained to administer coronavirus vaccines as the government rolls-out mass vaccination...

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Vaccine volunteers face “overload of bureaucracy” to support roll-out

4 Jan 2021

Medical professionals such as dentists say they have been unable to offer support to administer coronavirus vaccines due to an...

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Sturgeon’s apprenticeship funding pledge leads the way – England must follow

23 Dec 2020

There needs to be a step-change in the way England approaches incentivising apprenticeships, argues Helen Booth.

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Civil service unconscious bias training to be scrapped

15 Dec 2020

Government departments have been ordered to scrap unconscious bias training for civil servants after a study found no evidence of...

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‘Give regions more say over skills and employment’

2 Nov 2020

City & Guilds has urged the government to devolve skills and training to the UK's regions.

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National strategy needed to ramp up digital skills in manufacturing

2 Nov 2020

Nine in 10 manufacturers have benefitted from adopting digital processes during the pandemic, but the majority are worried the education...

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‘Employer hubs’ at colleges could help meet skills needs

29 Oct 2020

The UK’s skills gap could be tackled by creating sector specialist ‘employer hubs’ at local colleges.

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Scrapping Union Learning Fund would be ‘tremendous loss’

19 Oct 2020

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.

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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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