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  • Civil service to boost diversity through apprenticeship

    Date:
    28 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    The civil service is looking to hire its first wave of apprentice economists, including school leavers, in a bid to increase diversity and challenge stereotypes in the profession.

  • Apprenticeships vital to improving prospects for disadvantaged people

    Date:
    13 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    Apprenticeships and other "earn and learn" programmes are key to improving social mobility and addressing the UK's productivity gap, a report from campaign group The 5% Club has claimed.

  • Employers attack plan to cut management apprenticeship funding

    Date:
    4 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    Independent public body the Institute of Apprenticeships, which is sponsored by the Department of Education, has advised ministers to reduce funding of the chartered manager degree apprenticeship from £27,000 to £22,000 per person; the operations manager apprenticeship from £9,000 to £7,000 and the team leader apprenticeship from £5,000 to £4,500.

  • Government appears to drop 3 million apprenticeships target

    Date:
    22 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    The government may be about to concede defeat over its promise to create three million apprenticeships by April 2020 drawing sharp criticism from the Labour Party, which said it had always been against the setting of such a target.

  • Graduate recruitment and starting salaries survey 2018

    Date:
    16 August 2018
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    As the class of 2018 enters the world of work, XpertHR research provides an overview of graduate recruitment, retention and reward in 2018/2019.

  • Employers prefer apprenticeship experience over university degrees

    Date:
    15 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    As thousands of students receive their A-level results this week, employers have revealed that the experience gained in an apprenticeship is more important than qualifications when hiring young members of staff.

  • Remaining Carillion apprentices to be made redundant

    Date:
    2 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Almost 350 apprentices employed by collapsed construction giant Carillion will be made redundant after alternative jobs for them were not found.

  • Employers can transfer apprenticeship funds to multiple businesses

    Date:
    29 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    Employers will be able to transfer up to 10% of their apprenticeship levy funds to multiple organisations from next month, which the government hopes will improve the flexibility of the scheme.

  • Apprenticeship starts continue to fall a year after levy introduced

    Date:
    15 June 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    There has been a steady decline in the number of apprenticeships begun after the apprenticeship levy was introduced last year. But why has a scheme that intended to encourage apprenticeship take-up had such a poor response? Ashleigh Wight looks at some of the reasons behind the downward trend.

  • Manufacturers call for more time to use apprenticeship levy funds

    Date:
    4 May 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Government should extend the timeframe employers have to spend their apprenticeship levy funds from 24 to 48 months - the average length of an engineering apprenticeship - to avoid manufacturing businesses losing their apprenticeship funding.