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Spring Statement what it means to apprenticeships

There’s no point having a great headline, when the actual body of the story just isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. And that’s been the exact case with today’s Spring Statement, and the announcement back in 2015, which manifested into the Apprenticeship Levy.

Contributor: Charlie Mullins | Published: 19 March 2019

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Single parents are being locked out of apprenticeships

Provide career and skills support to all single parents who move onto job-seeking benefits, encompassing part-time skills training and support with childcare. This should include opening up access to the extended 30-hour childcare offer to those undertaking a traineeship. 

Contributor: Laura Dewar | Published: 9 March 2019

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Apprenticeship Levy must be more flexible to be inclusive to women

“The toolkit also highlights the benefit of working with recruitment industry trade association members. REC members all adhere to a code of professional conduct in which diversity is a core principle. Recruitment professionals are well placed to advise employers on how best they can make change happen.”

Contributor: Sophie Wingfield | Published: 31 January 2019

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Government must remove barriers to employer investment in apprenticeships 

The findings are a stark reminder that the Government has a long way to go to create an environment in which businesses can really benefit from increased investment in skills development, with no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution for apprenticeships.

Contributor: Kirstie Donnelly | Published: 17 January 2019

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Are apprenticeships the answer to falling Uni numbers?

Many commentators have blamed high tuition fees for a growing number of young people applying for university, raising fears of a lack of social mobility. But school leavers give other reasons too, including that they don’t enjoy studying or don’t think they have the necessary academic skills for university.

Contributor: John Kerr | Published: 16 December 2018

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Big firms urged to grasp 10 percent levy move

It's welcomed news that large employers are now able to transfer their levy funds to other organisations. But caution is urged in managing the process well, to maximise the potential business benefits, as the move is adding more complexity to a system that many employers have had difficulty in understanding.

Contributor: Chris Wood | Published: 9 August 2018

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Government’s 2020 apprenticeship target in serious doubt

The drop in the number of apprenticeship starts shows that government needs to make apprenticeships a lot more flexible and a lot less bureaucratic. This is a transformation - not a tweak - and needs to be much more clearly communicated and managed.

Contributor: Anne Francke | Published: 17 June 2018

Most recruiters don’t see value in Apprenticeship Levy

Just one in four recruitment leaders believe the Apprenticeship Levy will help to attract and develop talent in the sector, according to research. The findings which are reported in the trade association’s 2018 Market Survey also reveals that fewer than half (40%) are currently using their Levy funds, or planning to do so in the next 12 months.

Contributor: Samantha Hurley | Published: 4 June 2018

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£1.28 billion sitting unused in apprenticeships accounts

Analysis of data reveals that one year on from the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, organisations have paid in more than £1.39 billion but only withdrawn £108 million. This slow start could cost organisations in England dearly, as any funding that remains in their National Apprenticeship Service accounts after 24 months will expire. 

Contributor: David Willett | Published: 9 April 2018

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UK leaders back apprenticeships for all ages

More than two-thirds (69 percent) would like to have a management and leadership apprentice in their team. Majority of managers (63 percent) agree the Apprenticeship Levy is needed to increase employer investment in skills. Almost half (47 percent) of managers believe the Government will not hit its target of three million apprentices by 2020.

Contributor: Petra Wilton | Published: 4 March 2018