The government has been urged to extend the apprenticeship grants initiative that gives thousands of pounds to employers when taking on apprentices.
Govt Launches Service To Boost Apprenticeship Uptake
The government has announced a new service that will help more people enrol in apprenticeship schemes by transferring funds from large businesses to smaller ones.
Hospitality Apprenticeships Launched In Scotland
Two separate hospitality apprenticeship schemes have been launched in Scotland to help tackle a shortage of trained staff.
Apprenticeships Applications Outstrip University Entries
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%.
SMC Says Target Apprenticeships At Disadvantaged
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.
The UK Needs 217,000 New Construction Workers By 2025
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) …
Government Consults On New Flexi-Job Apprenticeships
The DfE has announced plans to withdraw its register of apprenticeship training agencies ATAs, and replace it with a new one for specific sectors.
BAE Hires Record Number Of Apprentices In 2021
British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company, BAE Systems is hiring over 1,250 new trainees onto its early careers programme in 2021
Craft Bakers To Recieve Free Apprenticeship Training
An initiative led by the NSAFD, is helping smaller craft bakers to get access to free apprenticeship training with the help of large baking manufacturers.
Scarborough’s Skills Village Relocates To A New Site
Scarborough’s Construction Skills Village is undergoing a 12-week relocation and using a new green model to support future eco-friendly housebuilding.
Government Increases Cap On Small Business Apprentices
From 15 July 2020, the number of apprentices that a small business can start through the digital apprenticeship service will increase from three to ten.