Tags: training

Sofie Lundberg: ‘Earn while you learn’ – the benefits of apprenticeships

Earlier this year it was revealed that large UK firms will be levied with a new tax to help fund the government’s promise of adding 3 million apprentices to the UK workforce by the year 2020. This huge step for apprenticeships must surely mean that the government believes this is the way for the future, as opposed to three years in lecture halls followed by potentially years of debt?

Government funds six projects to boost leadership in UK businesses

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has today announced that it is investing over £875,000 in six pilot projects that will develop innovative ways of boosting leadership and management skills in UK businesses. The projects are designed and led by six organisations from across the UK manufacturing, construction and legal services sectors. Black…

Better professional training would boost skills and job creation, says OECD

Countries should step up their efforts to improve the quality of post-secondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of today’s job market, according to a new OECD report. Skills Beyond School: Synthesis Report says that most basic vocational courses cannot teach the higher level skills needed in an increasing number of jobs…

How to train employees to handle social media (infographic)

This useful infographic by Mindflash carries some great pointers on how to get your employees positively representing the company on social media. Although probably the best information to come out of this infographic is to separate your workforce into different training groups, based on their knowledge and experience of social media. For example, Digital Natives and…

John Edmonds: Achieving ROI on training spend with good training delivery

Training budgets are often vulnerable when expenditure is being scrutinised and it’s therefore important to ensure that you are spending what resources you do have wisely if you are to achieve a return on the investment. One of the key learning objectives in any training programme should be to leave the delegates with the ability…

Training tips for small businesses

Whilst it is widely acknowledged that training is an essential part of a business’s ability to progress, UK small businesses are struggling to invest in training due to a mindset of reduced spending during the recession according to business improvement strategist and professional trainer Sylvia Baldock. Baldock argues that training is still being seen as…

CM Group support CVQO’s vocational learning transformation programme

CM Group, a global leader in the field of innovative learning solutions, today announced that it has been selected by CVQO to help transform its approach to vocational learning through a range of consultancy and learning strategy services. CVQO is a UK-based educational charity that changes the lives of young people (aged 13-19) and adult…