Tags: Apprentices

Clare Power: Opening doors to the next generation of talent

ICAEW is a world-leading professional body supporting over 147,000 members in 154 countries. Accounting and professional services is one of the biggest recruiters of graduates and school leavers, and at ICAEW we currently have over 25,000 students taking our qualifications. The ACA is a rigorous and globally recognised qualification. As well as technical accounting skills,…

Five ways apprenticeships have changed over time

Apprenticeships are fundamentally about combining working, learning, and earning. For young people this is an attractive combination, and this should be the case for employers too. It’s encouraging to see so many businesses already on board with Apprenticeships – understanding their value and impact – but there are still some that are yet to experience their benefits.

Rachel Roxburgh: Helping young people on the route to success

In this year’s Budget, Chancellor Phillip Hammond pledged to invest in “game-changing reforms” for technical qualifications, including £500million a year for “Tech-Levels”. Tech-Levels, or T-Levels, are being touted as an alternative to A-Levels. Between now and 2022, 15 new pathways will be developed in 15 sector areas where substantial technical training is required to progress into employment.

Jess Penny: The new apprenticeship levy will help to close the skills gap in the UK

Jess Penny is General Manager at Penny Hydraulics, a manufacturing and engineering company who specialisein designing, building, and selling hydraulic lifting solutions for a range of industries. In this article, she takes a closer look at how the new apprenticeship levy introduced by the government will help to address the skills gap in this country.