In Francis-McGann v West Atlantic UK Ltd, the employment tribunal ordered a pilot to repay £4,725 in training costs after it emerged that he provided a fake reference using the name of a character from Star Wars.
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.
XpertHR is carrying out research into organisations' priorities for learning and development in the year ahead and focuses on current practice in leadership development.
It has emerged that last month Capita scrapped its policy of charging thousands of pounds in exit fees to graduates who had quit the company's Novus programme within two years.
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.
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.
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.
More than £1bn in apprenticeship funding available through the apprenticeship levy has not been used - and employers have just one year left to spend it.
Almost all NHS trusts in England plan to use their apprenticeship levy training fund, but would like more flexibility over how it could be spent.
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