Tags: Apprenticeship

Adam Harper: Removing the barriers companies face when hiring apprentices

Apprenticeships have been a big topic this year. In April a new Apprenticeship Levy came into force, designed to help achieve a target of three million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020, which the government has committed to and believes will help to boost productivity. In July, trailblazer apprenticeships were introduced to many industries, designed…

Interview: Claire Berrett at British Gas discusses apprenticeships and their benefits

In the light of the apprenticeship levy introduction today, HRreview interviewed Claire Berrett, a British Gas qualified engineer and British Gas Apprentice of the Year 2016 on her views on apprenticeships and how her experience helped her to learn new skills. Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m 38 and from Bournemouth, and completed my…

Apprenticeship system needs radical reform in order to succeed

Vocational training experts agree that the current system will not deliver the quality apprenticeships necessary. Radical reforms are needed to raise the quality of apprenticeships and ensure they are regarded as a genuine alternative to university, highlights a new report from the CIPD. The findings are based on a collection of essays written by a…