Apprenticeship News

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

A milestone month for the Institute for Apprenticeships! (16th July 2018)

The publication of the 300th apprenticeship standard is a sign of real change with tangible outcomes, says Sir Gerry Berragan.

"A perfect fit": The reality of a degree apprenticeship for one young professional who works with IBM, Unilever and Tesco (12th July 2018)

This is what a degree apprenticeship actually takes - and what it can do for you as an employer, too.

Degree apprenticeships: train on the job and gain a qualification (9th July 2018)

Why not consider one of these revolutionary apprenticeships that combine full-time work with part-time study for a bachelor's or master's degree?

Growing number of teens prefer apprenticeships to university, says charity chief (2nd July 2018)

But 'much more' still needed to make sure teachers advise their students to opt for apprenticeships, says Sir Peter Lampl.

Why more girls should be doing engineering apprenticeships (29th June 2018)

We celebrated International Women in Engineering Day on June 23rd, but there's plenty more work to be done in addressing the shocking gender imbalance in the industry.

Transferring unused apprenticeship funds to other employers (27th June 2018)

ESFA have today (27 June) updated information about transferring funds to another organisation in the apprenticeship service.

Greater flexibility for apprenticeship levy as transfers extended (26th June 2018)

Employers given green light to transfer up to 10% of levy funds to multiple businesses.

Just 1 in 10 STEM apprentices female, report finds (22nd June 2018)

Only 8 per cent of apprenticeship starts in science, technology, engineering and maths areas are by women, finds PAC.

Pharmaceutical industry apprenticeships at a four-year high, according to ABPI survey (21st June 2018)

Higher level apprenticeships have hit a four-year high across the pharmaceutical industry, according to a new survey into links between industry and academia by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).

Amazon to create over 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK this year (6th June 2018)

Amazon is to create 2,500 permanent jobs, including apprenticeships, in the UK this year, taking the total UK workforce to 27,500 by December.

Employers use just 10% of their apprenticeship levy funds in first year (6th June 2018)

Employers have used just 10 per cent of their apprenticeship levy funds in first 12 months since it was introduced.

Stick with the Apprenticeship Levy - it'll pay off (5th June 2018)

Professor Lynette Ryals urges businesses to remain positive about the Apprenticeship Levy.

Time to rethink tech apprenticeships (4th June 2018)

Tech entrepreneur Lawrence Jones urges for a shift in attitudes towards apprenticeships.

Top 5 reasons to recruit an electrical apprentice (31th May 2018)

Electrical/Plumbing apprenticeship provider, JTL provide five reasons to recruit an apprentice.

East Midlands Training Provider, CT Skills introduce Advanced Sports Apprenticeships for local schools (8th May 2018)

Apprenticeship training provider, CT Skills has successfully launched the Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education & School Sports, which is one of the first apprenticeships to be aimed at those who are already working within a school setting. 

Apprenticeship reforms to ensure the highest quality skills and training (23rd April 2018)

Article by Keith Smith, the Director of Apprenticeships at Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). He explains how the agency ensures high quality apprenticeships.

4 reasons why students might consider apprenticeships over university (23rd April 2018)

Deciding between university and work can be challenging. However, an option that is becoming increasingly popular is to undertake an apprenticeship in a specific field.

5 of the Most Useful Apprenticeships for the Industry (20th April 2018)

Here are five apprenticeship fields that are among the most in-demand, high-paying and useful ones at the moment.

New ways to win at the 15th National Apprenticeship Awards (18th April 2018)

The 15th National Apprenticeship Awards are now open for entries - and several new categories have been announced, including the 'Recruitment excellence award'.

Apprenticeship schemes provide stability in uncertain times (18th April 2018)

In a changing and seemingly uncertain world, apprenticeships provides both stability and injection of energy.

Five ways to use apprenticeships to benefit your business (10th April 2018)

A year on from reforms which brought significant changes to the funding and shape of apprenticeship training.

Chance for school-leavers to become Toyota engineers (4th April 2018)

Burnaston car manufacturer in recruitment drive for new apprentices to start with the firm later this year.

How apprenticeships work (4th April 2018)

With a higher number and higher quality of apprenticeships on offer than ever before, 2018 is set to be a monumental year for training. Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, explains how apprenticeships are helping more people to progress in work and life.

More traineeships are leading to apprenticeships (24th March 2018)

The proportion of young people who complete a traineeship and move on to an apprenticeship has risen but it still sits below 40 per cent.

Apprenticeship achievement rates up for 2016/17 (22nd March 2018)

Apprenticeship achievement rates have been shown to have risen for 2016/17, in the latest statistics released by the Department for Education.

Breaking the mould in a male-dominated workplace (18th March 2018)

Women make up less than a quarter of the UK workforce in industries involving science, technology, engineering and medicine. BBC News spoke to three people with bright ideas for breaking stereotypes.

Philip Hammond's promise of apprenticeships paves way for UK's future business leaders (17th March 2018)

Philip Hammond's plan to invest in a new army of Great British apprentices fit to meet the challenges of the 21st century working world was one of his key messages in his Spring Statement, which replaced the budget.

Successful Awards Ceremony for Midlands Apprentices (13th March 2018)

East Midlands based training provider, CT Skills hosted their first 'Made in the Midlands' apprenticeship awards ceremony in both their Nottingham and Derby centres on Friday 9th March.

Adult social care tops the nation's choice for apprenticeships (12th March 2018)

New figures released recently show how apprenticeships in the adult social care sector continue to take healthy leaps forward.

Apprentices look to money saving schemes and are on track to save over £147m a year (8th March 2018)

New statistics examining the benefits of being an apprentice issued today by the National Union of Students (NUS) have found that 64% of apprentices feel that they are in a better financial position than full time students.

First year celebrations for the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (8th March 2018)

The Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network (ADCN) celebrated its first year with an event dedicated to recognising achievements of its members - who are all committed to championing apprenticeships and diversity amongst employers.

Construction apprenticeship starts reaches record high (8th March 2018)

Construction apprenticeships starts in Great Britain are at a record high, according to figures released by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) during National Apprenticeship Week.

Social Mobility in Apprenticeships: Improving the life chances of young people (8th March 2018)

Apprenticeships can be a key driver of social mobility, but their potential remains largely untapped.

Top Tips For Surviving On An Apprenticeship Wage (7th March 2018)

The national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This article explores how individuals survive on a low pay apprenticeship.

Why should businesses run an apprenticeship scheme? (6th March 2018)

Apprenticeships can bridge the skills gap and bring in top talent to organisations.

National Apprenticeship Week: why more young women should consider a STEM apprenticeship (5th March 2018)

The UK needs to close its growing skills gap and STEM apprenticeships are a great way to do that.

BBC targets learners from low-income families for apprenticeships (5th March 2018)

New schemes will offer pre-apprenticeship training for young people from socially diverse backgrounds and help them to be ready to apply for apprenticeship programmes. 

Apprenticeships seen as the Cinderella option for young people (5th March 2018)

New research conducted by Populus on behalf of The 5% Club reveals that the majority of parents want more alternatives to university for their children, such as apprenticeships, with 80% stating there are not enough options.

Helping Britain prosper by closing the skills gap (1st March 2018)

There are many opportunities and advantages that apprenticeships can offer the UK economy.

Five reasons why you should hire an apprentice (27th February 2018)

Sue Husband, Director of the National Apprenticeship Service, shares five compelling business reasons why there has never been a better time to take on an apprentice.

How university prepared me for an apprenticeship (22nd February 2018)

A reflective account of a former university graduate's journey to an apprenticeship. 

There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice or start an apprenticeship (21st February 2018)

Key facts about apprenticeships.

Off-the-job qualifications can be included in apprenticeships, IFA confirms (6th February 2018)

Off-the-job technical qualifications can now be included in apprenticeships, the Institute for Apprenticeships has officially announced, confirming a significant U-turn.

Schools: you must tell pupils about apprenticeships! (4th February 2018)

After news broke that only two of the 10 largest multi-academy trusts are actually implementing the so-called Baker Clause, which requires schools to allow technical education providers access to their pupils.

20% off job training, an opportunity to make improvements not a drain on productivity (26th January 2018)

20% off job training time should be seen as an opportunity to make improvements in business rather than seen as a drain on productivity.

Want to be the next Steve Jobs? Become an apprentice... (26th January 2018)

The tech industry is increasingly looking to apprenticeships rather than graduates - but teachers and parents haven't caught up.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister: apprentices can future-proof a business (24th January 2018)

Anne Milton says the Government's apprenticeship reforms give businesses and individuals an opportunity to gain valuable new skills.

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