Apprenticeship News

This section will pull together apprenticeship news articles from across the internet, to keep you updated with the world of apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship News

All Carillion apprentices transferred to the Construction Industry Training Board (16th January 2018)

After Carillion went into liquidation there was a number of concerns including the future of their apprentices.

Carillion, largest employer of construction apprentices, goes into liquidation (15th January 2018)

The UK's largest employer of construction apprentices has gone into liquidation, leaving the future of hundreds of 16 to 18-year-old trainees uncertain.

We must not give up on apprenticeshps (15th January 2018)

The first official apprenticeships statistics since the launch of the apprenticeship levy, released back in October 2017, made for dismal reading. According to figures from DfE, total apprenticeship starts for May, June and July 2017 fell by 61 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

Standard for physiotherapy degree apprenticeship gets seal of approval (11th January 2018)

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has received confirmation that the Institute of Apprenticeships has approved the standard for the physiotherapy degree apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship levy is 'at breaking point' (7th January 2018)

The controversial apprenticeship levy is facing a growing backlash from businesses, with companies finding a well-meaning policy is being strangled with red tape.

University of Derby appoints two Pro Vice Chancellor Deans (4th January 2018)

The University of Derby has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of two new Pro Vice-Chanecellor Deans. 

Dear Philip Hammond: Ad-hoc tech investmnet is no match fro a decent apprenticeship strategy (21st December 2017)

Last month's budget annoucement was full of promise with regard to bridging the productivity and skills gap for the UK as Philip Hammond promised extra funding for artificial intelligence, skills and technology. But when it comes to helping young people find their feet in a strugggling workforce, this ad-hoc government funding for impressive-soudnign technology misses the mark.

EY transofrms graduate scheme by rolling out apprenticeship add-on (21st December 2017)

Big Four accoutant EY is to transform its graduate scheme in 2018 by offering apprenticeships to existing students and new joiners.

Share levy funds with other employers or supply chains (20th December 2017)

From April 2018, ESFA plan to allow levy-paying employers to transfer funds to other employers, through apprenticeship service. They can transfer funds to any employer, including smaller employers in their supply chain, and apprenticeship training agencies.

Derby's Bombardier to take on more apprentices after winning BIG contracts (18th December 2017)

Litchurch Lane firm announces intake of welding apprentices to help deliver growing order book.

£100,000 apprenticeship investment to the East Midlands (15th December 2017)

The Natonal Careers Service in the East Midlands has been awarded £100,000 to support people into apprenticeships who may not have seen them as a viable employment option in the past.

Ofsted worried about lack of level 2 and 3 apprenticeships (15th December 2017)

Fewer level tow and three apprenticeships are in development by proportion compared to higher and degrees apprenticeships, which could have a "detrimental impact" on recruitment for 15- to 18- years-olds, Ofsted has warned.

The importance of teaching oyung people soft skills (15th December 2017)

This year's CBI Pearson Education and Skills Survey paitned a mixed picture of today's workforce: the report showed a third of companies are concerned with young people's attitudes to work, being dissatisfied with their 'behaviours of self-management and resilience'.

Misinformation about school leavers options remains rife: that needs to change (14th December 2017)

Despite a recent push to increase the number of apprenticeships, and a drive to start valuing vocational and technical qualifications as highly as academic ones, our schools are still failing to inform young people adequately about all the school leaver options out there

Can we make the apprenticeship levy work harder? (12th December 2017)

News that apprenticeship start numbers had plummeted following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April led to criticism of the new system from many.

Derby company recognised in Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 (6th December 2017)

3aaa Apprenticeships has been recognised as one of the fastest growing private business in the UK in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.

Apprenticeship Levy a boon to business, survey finds (6th December 2017)

A survey of industry leaders has found that, reather than a hindrance, the Government's Appretniceship Levy will be a boon to business.

Employer Providers - is it the way forward? (6th December 2017)

The Register of Apprenticeship Providers (RoATP) has seen an increase in employers.

How apprenticeships can boost social mobility (5th December 2017)

As the gap between the rich and everyon else grows, apprenticeships are a way to enable social mobility.

A degree is not necessarily for all individuals (5th December 2017)

Article about the out-dated view of that apprenticeships are for those who were unable to get into university.

Is FE ready for the big apprenticeship frameworks switch-off? (4th December 2017)

The process of closing the old-style apprenticeship frameworks to new starts began in march 2016, but only those with few or no starts have so far been affected. 

Careers strategy: making the most of everyone's skills and talents (4th December 2017)

DfE published the government's plan for raising the quality of careers provision in England. The careers strategy is part of the government's plan to make Britain fairer, improve social mobility and offer opportunity to everyone.

Screwfix research reveals that more than half of UK tradespeople (57%) stuggle to find skilled labour (4th December 2017)

More than half of tradespeople (57%) struggle to find skilled labour - 37% think apprenticeships are not respected as much as university and 31% believe school leavers are put off by a poor perception of trade careers.

Why has the apprenticeship levy seen a collapse in the number of people starting training courses? (30th November 2017)

Article about the apprenticeship levy and the collapse in apprenticeship starts written by Croner Head of Legal Andy Willis.

Apprenticeships must not credit existing knowledge (30th November 2017)

The apprenticeship levy was a brave move for a Conservative government. But unless it gets to grips with apprenticeships now, a generation of young people will be the big losers, warns Conor Ryan.

Apprenticeship numbers fall by 59% after levy impose (23rd November 2017)

There has been a big fall in the number of workers starting apprenticeships in England since the introduction of the government's levy scheme earlier this year.

The Brexit clock is ticking - time for Hammond to boost apprenticeships (19th November 2017)

Budget should include measures on training and skills shortages, with British firms set to lose easy access to migrant labour.

Skills Show 2017: Ministers descend on Birmingham in their droves (16th November 2017)

An A-list parliamentary cast arrived in Birmingham today to help tackle the "nightmare on skills street" that Britain currently faces at this year's Skills Show.

Education select committee launches inquiry into apprenticeships and skills training (16th November 2017)

A new inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training has been launched by the House of Commons educaton select committee.

Will doing a degree land you a career? (16th November 2017)

BBC News article about where university graduates end up after graduating.

Universities expand into technical provision as FE income (10th November 2017)

Universities' income from further education and apprenticeships has more than doubled to over £31 million in just two years.

Apprenticeships in focus: Valuable work expereince (7th Novemeber 2017)

Scolomore's Ian Hunter tells us why the skills he learned as an electrical apprentice have continued to benefit him, even after he left the tools behind.

'Still much more to be done on apprenticeships' (2nd November 2017)

A lot has been achieved since the apprenticeship levy was introduced in April - but we still need to raise awareness of the reforms, the co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships write.

Apprenticeships: The answer to tackling the UK's cybersecurity skills gap (31st October 2017)

The answer to tackling the UK's cybersecurity skills gap fundamentally lies in encouraging more people to enter the industry.

How digital skills in appprenticeships can prevent a skills blackout (30th October 2017)

Digital-focused apprenticeships could be the answer to the current skills crisis in the UK.

UK's largest firms to get funding boost for apprentices in run up to Brexit (22nd October 2017)

The UK's largest firms will be able to create more homegrown talent in the run-up to Brexit under Government plans to let them spend more of the millions they pay in an apprenticeship levy.

Apprentices the solution to the UK's skills gap (17th October 2017)

Apprentices are the solution to addressing the UK's skills gap, say 82% of UK SMEs in results obtained from the Close Brothers Business Barometer.

Degree apprenticeships: a path that pays into the tech sector (17th October 2017)

Demand for degree apprenticeships is set to increase, but will there be enough places on offer to plug the tech sector's skills gap?

Slump in apprenticeship starts prompts call for urgent rework of levy by business groups (12th October 2017)

Business leaders today called on the government to rethink the apprenticeship levy in its current form, after new figures showed a steep drop in apprenticeship starts since the levy was introduced.

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