There’s no doubt that we’re facing unprecedented times as a result of Covid-19 and how we operate on both a local and global scale has now changed permanently. Times have been tough and while we’re seeing glimmers of hope, we are by no means out of the worst just yet.
Published: 5 June 2020
We are also hearing from some learners who, while still working, simply can’t do the same type of work at home as they would in the workplace. The risks for employers in such situations is that the employees feel ‘lost’ and disconnected. By providing them with relevant and interesting self-development opportunities, they are helping them to maximise downtime, while also making a valuable contribution towards their employees’ mental health and wellbeing.
Published: 28 May 2020
The 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week date will take place from 3 -7 February 2020. National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories across the country.
Published: 3 February 2020
The predicted funding shortfall for Apprenticeships must be transparent. Any funding gap should be filled by a combination of increased public funding and lowering the payroll threshold to below £3m for employers who contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy. Public funding offers a proven healthy return for the UK economy.
Published: 17 December 2019
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.
Published: 19 March 2019
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.
Published: 9 March 2019
“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.”
Published: 31 January 2019
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.
Published: 17 January 2019
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.
Published: 16 December 2018
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.
Published: 9 August 2018