Apprenticeship News

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

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.

Apprenticeships more crucial than ever ahead of Brexit (9th March 2018)

Businesses across the UK face an uphill struggle to build workforces fir for the future.

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.

The Changing Shape OF Apprenticeships (6th March 2018)

Sophie Pickup of Northumbrian Water Group looks at the changing face broadening appeal of Apprenticeships.

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 socialy diverse backgrounds and help them to be ready to apply for apprenticeship programmes. 

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 celebrates best of earning and learning (5th March 2018)

The very best of what earning and learning means for learners and employers will be celebrated during the eleventh National Apprenticeship Week.

National Apprenticeship Week launches today (5th March 2018)

Today sees the launch of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2018), and here we look at what the campaign involves and what people think of it.

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.

Are apprentices the future of your company? (2nd March 2018)

North East electrical company, MRM Solutions, understand the benefits of working with apprentices, having relied upon them as an integral part of the work force. Their operations director dismisses the stereotypes and outline sthe key benefits that apprentices can bring to any businesses.

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.

FE should be front and centre in post-18 education review (22nd February 2018)

Derby College Group's historic Roundhouse campus was chosen by the Prime Minister's Office to hos the announcement of a major review into post-18 education. Here, DCG's chief executive Mandie Stravino reacts to the announcement and explains why the involvement of FE is a crucial part of the overall review.

How uni 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.

Apprenticeships address current and future skills group (21st February 2018)

The 11th National Apprenticeship Week will run from 5th to 9th March 2018 with employers, apprentices and providers from across England celebrating apprenticeship successes to encourage others to choose this pathway to a career.

What to look forward to during National Apprenticeship Week (21st February 2018)

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 takes place from 5th to 9th March 2018. Everyone with a passion for apprenticeships will be coming together to celebrate and get the nation talking about the exciting, and wide ranging, opportunities they have to offer.

DBC delighted to be announced as finalists for 2018 AAC Apprenticeship Awards (13th February 2018)

East Midlands based DBC Training is delighted to announce they have been shortlisted for the prestigious 'Business and Administration Apprenticeship Provider of the Year' Award for the inaugural AAC Apprenticeship Awards.

Apprenticeship levy transfer policy explained (13th February 2018)

The government has explained how employers which pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to transfer funds to other organisations from April for the first time.

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.

Institute for Apprenticeships announces reforms to be faster and better (6th February 2018)

The Institute of Apprenticeships has today published details of reforms to streamline the way it works with employers in developing new apprenticeship standards.

Give apprenticeships time, and they'll futureproof our workforce (6th February 2018)

Just under a year on from the introduction of radical reforms to the UK's apprenticeship system, some seemingly worrying statistics have started to emerge.

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.

Ministers should listen to employers on apprenticeships (25th January 2018)

The UK government should heed calls for a rethink as the levy-based approach isn't working.

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.

FE sector steps in to help stranded Carillion apprentices (18th January 2018)

FE providers are rallying to help more than 1,000 apprentices affected by the collapse of the outsourcing giant Carillion, but many more places are needed to ensure everyone's qualifications are saved.

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 apprenticeships (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.

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 National 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 two 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 young people soft skills (15th December 2017)

This year's CBI Pearson Education and Skills Survey painted 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 leaver's 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

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

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

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

As the gap between the rich and everyone 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 views of apprenticeships.

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.

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 education select committee.

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

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

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

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

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