Training strategies

‘Employer hubs’ at colleges could help meet skills needs

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

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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Ballerina image in jobs campaign provokes Twitter storm

12 Oct 2020

Culture secretary calls viral, but old, careers advert 'crass'.

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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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Scotland’s first minister proposes retraining scheme and ‘green’ jobs

1 Sep 2020

Scotland’s first minister is to set out proposals for ‘new green jobs’ with fair pay and conditions as the country...

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Apprenticeship system reboot could boost economy

10 Aug 2020

A new focus on SMEs and younger people who are disadvantaged could lead to an improved demand-led system, says influential think-tank.

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L&D experts form evidence-led learning initiative

9 Jun 2020

A group of prominent learning and development experts have come together to form Tulser Global, an initiative aimed to ensure...

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Strategies for upskilling your workforce in a changing world (webinar)

3 Jun 2020

ON-DEMAND | This Personnel Today webinar in association with Degreed ...

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Apprenticeships: training providers’ body to take legal advice over support

27 Apr 2020

AELP lambasts Department for Education over failure to meet Cabinet Office obligation to support all training providers.

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

4 Mar 2020

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

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Firms ‘underutilising’ employees existing skills, report suggests

25 Feb 2020

Six in 10 workers think their skills are underutilised at least half of the time.

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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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