For the UK to maintain its position as a global leader in science and innovation, it is imperative to address issues around talent proactively. Fast-paced advancements in technology and research demand a workforce equipped with cutting-edge skills and knowledge. Many in the sciences believe that apprentices can play a key role in easing these issues.
Published: 21 August 2023
Jonathan Fitchew, Group CEO at Apprentify Group, takes a critical view of the current apprenticeship model and debates whether it is best fit for the new digital age
Published: 6 March 2023
By increasing the awareness of the value of apprenticeships we are not only providing options to 18-year-olds who are thinking twice about university, but we can also help plug the digital skills gap and potentially encourage the lost generation of over 50’s that left work during lockdown to go back to work.
Published: 14 February 2023
We’ve all grown up in a society that has valued university as the ultimate educational goal. Even in primary school, we’re told that one day, if we work hard and get a place at university, we’ll be able to attain the career of our dreams. But what about other educational pathways?
Published: 28 April 2022
Encouraging potential apprentices early on in their education plants seeds in fertile minds, both preparing young people for the real world of work and showing them the possibilities open to them.
Published: 30 March 2022
When it comes to sourcing talent, businesses in the major employment hubs, such as London or Birmingham, have no issue attracting personnel. With the promise of thriving social lives, diverse communities and an abundance of housing, young workers tend to gravitate towards these areas, allowing employers to pick from the nation’s brightest and best.
Published: 10 March 2022
Apprenticeships also benefit businesses, as they bring fresh perspectives and up to date industry insights, and successful placements can lead to productive, long-term working relationships. So how can businesses ensure that they are fully supporting their apprentices to stay happy, healthy and motivated?
Published: 9 March 2022
YOUNGER COHORTS ARE CAUGHT BETWEEN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT, THE PANDEMIC HAS LEFT MANY DISRUPTED AND UNSUPPORTED AND MINORITY GROUPS ARE STILL UNDER-REPRESENTED TURNING THE SPOTLIGHT ON WORKFORCE DIVERSITY. EMPLOYERS, MEANWHILE, SUFFER THE WORST SKILLS CRISIS IN LIVING MEMORY. SURELY, IF BUSINESSES PLACED EQUALITY AT THE HEART OF CREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY, THESE CRITICAL ISSUES COULD SOLVE EACH OTHER.
Published: 23 February 2022
Thriving aviation and aircraft engineering group 2Excel, like so many other aviation businesses, was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, but its apprenticeship programme, supported by Seetec Outsource, is helping it to invest in future success and meet the challenge of an ageing workforce.
Published: 6 February 2022
Apprenticeship reforms have accelerated the trend towards existing employees undertaking higher-level apprenticeships. The levy has led to a reduction in apprenticeship recruitment by non-levy payers and in some sectors, there are additional financial disincentives, such as backfilling costs.
Published: 14 September 2021