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A new era for Apprenticeships

The role of the apprenticeship has undergone a sea change in recent years. No longer is it seen as the poor relation of the university degree.

Article by: | Published: 16 December 2015

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Apprenticeships in the security sector

Apprenticeships, once deemed secondary to university education, are back in fashion as the number of employers signing on apprentices are up by nearly a third (32 per cent) from last year. By John Roddy, Chief Executive of the UK Total Security Solutions firm, The Shield Group.

Article by: | Published: 28 May 2015

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Centenary of apprenticeships

New historical research released to tie in with the centenary apprenticeship commemorations reveals how employers’ relationships with apprenticeships have changed over the last 100 years.

Article by: | Published: 1 December 2014

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Apprenticeships: The road less travelled

A new policy paper, The Road Less Travelled? Improving the apprenticeship pathway for young people, examines the current state of apprenticeships in the UK and suggests how this should be improved for today’s service economy. The report's author, Researcher at The Work Foundation, Katy Jones, summarises the key points.

Article by: | Published: 20 April 2014

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Room at the top

According to new research, one in five employers currently have former apprentices working in senior management (Board level) positions. The findings are being released to mark the launch of the annual City & Guilds' Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list. With comment from Chris Jones, CEO and Director General of City & Guilds.

Article by: | Published: 9 April 2014