Transforming L&D 2014

Apprenticeships: a practical way of learning

It is no secret that one of the best ways to acquire skills is through doing the job as well...

Apprentices bring energy into our business - Joe Parry, HSS Hire

Apprentices bring energy into our business – HSS Hire

8 Oct 2014

Employing apprentices can be a challenging prospect. Joe Parry, learning and development manager at HSS Hire, talks to Jo Faragher about how the hire shop built its apprenticeship programme.

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Reaping the benefits of recruiting young people

Reaping the benefits of recruiting young people

16 Sep 2014

Fear of red tape and confusion around funding means many businesses fail to recognise the benefits of recruiting young people, when in fact they can help push growth...

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Towards Maturity 2014 benchmark

Modernising Learning – Live trends from the 2014 Towards Maturity Benchmark

4 Aug 2014

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Each year Towards Maturity conducts research into the use of technology to drive change in training and...

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Youth empoyment round table

Youth employment: How can we break down barriers and create opportunities?

18 Jul 2014

We bring together seven employers for a round table discussion on young people's readiness for work...

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Employers want more support to get young people ready for work

2 Jul 2014

Almost nine in 10 employers feel that school leavers are not ready for work at the age of 16 –...

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Youth unemployment: is training and development part of the problem or the answer? (webinar)

25 Jun 2014

Available on demand. Hundreds of thousands of young people are currently taking their exams. For many, these...

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Employee learning

In-house or outsource? The new learning conundrum

6 Jun 2014

How an employer chooses to deliver training depends on many factors, with some preferring to maintain costs and control in-house,...

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Sarah Jukes of Sainsbury's

Video: How learndirect qualifications help develop managers of the future

30 May 2014

Sainsbury’s has been working with learndirect for the past six years to help develop their staff through apprenticeships. Sainsbury’s qualifications...

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How corporate social responsibility switched focus towards L&D

9 Apr 2014

With youth unemployment still high, John Charlton looks at how corporate responsibility is tackling skills shortages and boosting reputation.

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HSS Hire - Your'e better equipped

HSS Hire invests in apprenticeships

3 Apr 2014

HSS Hire – an award-winning supplier of tools, equipment and hire related services employing over 2,600 colleagues across the UK...

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Dereth Wood discusses the latest skills report

Video: Dereth Wood discusses the latest skills report

2 Apr 2014

Dereth Wood, director of service development at learndirect, talks about the key recommendations highlighted in its report The new vocational...

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Functional Skills from learndirect

Video: Functional skills from learndirect

1 Apr 2014

Online courses in maths, English and ICT from learndirect can help address skills gaps, enabling employees to work more confidently...

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Engagement in learning and development

The engagement thing: making staff want to learn

17 Mar 2014

There is always one person in a training room who simply doesn’t want to be there. Often there is more...

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White collar apprenticeships

“White collar” apprenticeships challenge traditional graduate recruitment

5 Mar 2014

The apprenticeship route into the workplace is increasingly being adopted in industries you might not associate with apprentices. Jo Faragher...

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