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Young role model inspiring women to take up electrics and plumbing

A young student is bucking the trend for women in trades and developed aspirations for a career ‘on the tools’, thanks to her work experience placement with repairs and maintenance provider, Mears Group.

Contributor: Rachael Duggan - Mears Group Plc | Published: 13 March 2023

Renewed calls to make apprenticeships a Government priority

“Apprenticeships really help us support the next generation of talent whilst making sure that we support social mobility across all areas.”

Contributor: Adrian Grove, Business Development Director - Qube Learning | Published: 12 March 2023

Do apprenticeships still have a place in the future of work?

Apprenticeships enable businesses to keep roles fresh and exciting for workers, as they develop and grow within the company, with 65% of apprentices continuing to work for the company that trained them when they their complete apprenticeship.   Hospitality is an industry that can greatly benefit from increased investment in these schemes, as it navigates recovery from the pandemic.

Contributor: Ben Gabbiats- Valor Hospitality | Published: 20 February 2023

Financial services face exodus of digital skills

Widening skills gaps in the financial services sector could trigger an exodus of employees over the next few years as demand increases for digital and data skills, according to a major new report from leading tech startup Multiverse.

Contributor: Euan Blair, Founder and CEO - Multiverse | Published: 13 October 2022

More women on apprenticeships would fill skills gap

This week (7-13 March) marks UK women in construction week, and recruitment expert Matt Wainwright is calling for employers to use the apprenticeship grants announced as part of the COVID support packages to attract more women in to careers in the built environment.

Contributor: Matt Wainwright - Nicholas Associates, | Published: 15 March 2021

The pandemic is sparking a career change revolution

From younger people starting out in their careers, to well-established workers, the pandemic has sparked a significant change in career direction for thousands of people, and apprenticeships are coming into their own to make this happen - not just for school leavers, but experienced workers wanting to upskill and retrain. 

Contributor: Jon O'Boyle - Eden Training Solutions | Published: 18 February 2021

Science industry opens arms to more apprenticeships

The Science Industry Partnership (SIP), a powerful employer-led membership alliance supported by Cogent Skills, has today (Monday 8 February) announced its latest Apprenticeship Survey findings and the launch of a new group to support the sector’s apprenticeship ambitions.

Contributor: Roger Thomas, Cogent Skills | Published: 16 February 2021

Apprenticeship Week: Why we need reform

As we celebrate Apprenticeship Week, Tania Bowers of APSCo argues that reform is needed.

Contributor: Tania Bowers, Legal Counsel and Head of Public Policy - APSCo | Published: 12 February 2021

There’s millions in unspent training funds for furloughed workers

Last year, following the 24-month deadline for training grants to be spent, the Treasury quietly took back £330m of unspent apprenticeship levy money - which, contrary to popular belief, can be used by businesses to train all members of staff, whatever their age, level and time with the company.

Contributor: Jon O'Boyle - Eden Training Solutions | Published: 9 February 2021