On this week’s HR in Review podcast, we are joined by James Marsh – CIPD accredited HR Manager at Planet Organic and host of HRreview’s InsideHR webinar series to discuss key stories around Learning and Development with a specific focus on apprenticeships.


Supporting Articles

Article 1 – https://www.hrreview.co.uk/hr-news/half-of-workers-report-missing-out-on-career-opportunities-due-to-discrimination/132716 – Research conducted by PwC discusses that, of 32,500 workers worldwide, half of employees report missing out on career opportunities/training due to discrimination.  

Also mentioned – https://www.hrreview.co.uk/hr-news/institutional-racism-is-not-present-in-workplaces-government-report-finds/133510 – A recent report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities urges companies to move away from unconscious bias training, branding it as “ineffective”.  

Article 2- https://www.hrreview.co.uk/hr-news/chancellor-to-introduce-flexi-job-apprenticeships-in-budget/132212 – In the Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Government would be pouring £126 million into flexi-apprenticeships which would allow apprentices to work for a number of different employers in a single sector.  

Article 3 – https://www.hrreview.co.uk/hr-news/cipd-says-apprenticeship-levy-has-failed-on-all-key-measures/132188 – The CIPD stated the apprenticeship levy had “failed on every measure” and “will undermine investment in skills and economic recovery without significant reform”. 



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