Due to the rather unique circumstances of the past two years, several industries, in particular, have been actively seeking out apprentices to help cover short-term and long-term skill drains.
UCAS data for the last 12 months shows that while university applications increased by 4%, demand for degree and higher-level apprenticeships has jumped by 25%.
Bodies representing the haulage industry have been pressing the case for more apprenticeships as a means of tackling the shortage of drivers.
The SMC, an independent advisory non-departmental public body, claims that apprenticeships are failing to reach their social mobility potential, and need to be targeted at the most disadvantaged.
An analysis of the government’s Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution by the TUC has found that investment is ‘just a fraction’ of that pledged.
As major projects such as HS2 begin ramping up, infrastructure will be a major source of demand in the next few years, as well as the requirement to retrofit existing buildings to meet net-zero emissions targets, according to a new report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The Construction Index reports that the latest CITB Construction Skills Network (CSN) …
The government has launched its new cash boost for firms to encourage them to take on new apprentices, worth £3,000 for every individual hired on this basis.
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has unveiled plans to simplify the process of applying for apprenticeships.
Insurance firm Zurich UK has announced it will be doubling the number of apprenticeships available in 2021, taking on 30 new recruits.
One of the most common motivation phrases out there is that it is the journey that matters, rather than the destination.
UK employers have lost almost £2 billion in the past two years in apprenticeship levy funds that they have been unable to spend.
The UK Government has issued a press release to announce a consultation into new flexible apprentice opportunities.
Vital Energy has teamed up with The City of Liverpool College to develop and deliver a renewable energy and heat network apprenticeship programme.
New government proposals for a flexible apprenticeship scheme that allows apprentices to be able to work across multiple projects with different employers has been welcomed by experts.
The DfE has announced plans to withdraw its register of apprenticeship training agencies ATAs, and replace it with a new one for specific sectors.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that £126m will be available for more traineeships in his latest budget
Employers could find apprenticeships an ideal way of testing and selecting the best candidates.
Staffordshire County Council is to invest £860,000 into schemes with Stafford Borough Council to help support programmes to assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A survey has revealed that 42% of 16 to 21-year-olds are now more likely to consider an apprenticeship than before the pandemic began.
This week is a very good time for construction sector employers to think how to capture the talent that is out there.
There is a growing awareness in the UK that apprenticeships have the potential to help the country fill a growing number of skills gaps.
England’s apprenticeship levy has failed on every measure, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said in a statement.
Apprenticeships are expected to be essential for the UK’s energy sector to meet the growing demand for people with the skills to develop and progress the country’s green economy.
Research by the National Grid has revealed that the UK needs to fill 400,000 jobs in order to achieve net-zero by 2050.
The paper suggests a series of reforms to ensure that everyone develops the skills they need, no matter what stage of life they’re at.
Cybersecurity industry leaders have said they are increasingly open to the idea of apprenticeships as a solution to help bring more young people into the sector.
A Burnley-based technology business has launched a brand-new apprenticeship academy. The +24 Academy will be the UK’s first fully digital apprenticeship course, designed and delivered by industry professionals. The Burnley Express reports that the course will provide apprentices with advanced education in the latest digital marketing trends and allow professionals to share their knowledge, wisdom, experience, and practical skills. +24 …
The UK government has published its Skills for Jobs white paper, which sets out its vision for education and training post-16 and is designed to ensure that people of any age are able to develop the skills they need to progress in the workplace.
British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, BAE Systems is hiring over 1,250 new trainees onto its early careers programme in 2021
The IfATE External Quality Assurance report was the first annual independent report into apprenticeship assessments and highlights the ways in which apprentices and their employers adapted to the current circumstances.
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