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Over 3000 higher and degree apprenticeships have been announced, giving individuals a wider choice of options for entering higher education in 2018, widening access to the professions and higher level technical skills.
Apprenticeships are real jobs, with real training; meaning employees can ‘earn while they learn’ and gain the necessary skills and professional competencies in their chosen career.
Three quarters of businesses expect to increase the number of high-skilled roles over the coming years, but 61 per cent fear that there will be a lack of sufficiently skilled people to fill them, according to the 2017 CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey. The survey of 344 companies highlighted that 62 per cent see strong…
Following our round-up last week of the policies expected to affect the role of the HR professional, we’re delving a little deeper to take a look at what each of the front-running parties is preparing to do with apprentices in the UK.
Business leaders welcome changes that also include more money for 16 to 18-year-old apprentices, and more time to spend funds – but some reservations persist.
The national minimum wage rate for apprentices has increased from £3.30 to £3.40 on October 1, meaning that thousands of young workers will benefit from a 10 pence per hour payrise.
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Bob-Soper-Dyer is head of apprenticeship programmes at BT Group. He is responsible for all matters associated to the governance and compliance of BT’s diverse apprenticeship programmes. While dealing with all external bodies relating to audits and inspections, such as Ofsted, Bob also deals with all Government agencies on policy and structure for employer type apprenticeships. While managing the BT apprenticeship internal delivery team and compliance operations, Bob is also responsible for all external relationships in relation to BT apprenticeships.
The case for apprenticeship schemes, figures suggest, is entirely positive. 89 percent of firms say that they make their business more productive. But the benefits are not one-sided, they offer new skills and the chance of progression to participants.
The UK’s top employers for school leavers were revealed last week, when the results of a nationwide survey were announced at an awards ceremony in London’s City Hall – and gained words of support from London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan.
This week is our Early Careers Development focus week, which focuses on apprenticeships, graduates, and people of all ages in the early stages of their careers.
Employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged under 25 years have been abolished.
The government’s great apprenticeship drive is failing to deliver on its targets a new report has found, with enrollments tanking for the under twenty fives.
30,084 new apprenticeships have been pledged by employers as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2016, which concludes today.