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....". She said the problem was that "just a handful" of engineering apprentices and graduates are female. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“In wholesale and retail for example, there are over two and a half million jobs with a high potential to be automated, and three in four workers do not have a degree-level qualification and may lack adaptability,” the report said. The IPPR called on the government to introduce a retraining allowance of up to £2,000 for those replaced by machines, and for the newly created apprenticeship levy to be turned into a £5bn-a-year skills levy offering special help to the regions furthest away from London. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. When Mohammed Choudhury was studying for A-levels, one of his teachers mentioned apprenticeships as an alternative to university. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. There is plenty to admire in the government’s plans to beef up apprenticeships, funded from a levy that came into force this month on all companies with a payroll of more than £3m a year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The rise comes on the first anniversary of the introduction of the National Living Wage which increased minimum pay sharply for workers aged 25 and over. The National Minimum Wage, which began in 1999 and now covers workers aged 16 to 24 and apprentices, is also rising by 5p or 10p an hour from now depending on age. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....2% in the third quarter, the fourth successive increase. Steve Hill, the external engagement director at the Open University, said: “We know that higher and degree apprenticeships will give people from all walks of life access to greater opportunity, more choice and help shape the UK to become a nation of highly skilled workers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... According to news magazine Der Spiegel, Sergej W had carried out his military service in 2008, where he worked as a electrician supporting an army medical unit. Other reports in the German press pointed out that Sergej W has completed an apprenticeship prize as a electronics technician, winning an educational prize for technical engineering in July 2015. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... This coming week sees the beginning of the derided Youth Obligation scheme – a carrot-and-stick approach for 18- to 21-year-olds on universal credit. Those involved are expected to take part in an intensive activity programme from the first day of their claim, be referred to training, and encouraged to take up an apprenticeship. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... That will leave local businesses to play a bigger role – investing not just in their own plant and machinery, but also in the local infrastructure. Do they have the means at a time of extra costs from the apprenticeship levy, higher business rates and the uncertainty that comes with Brexit? It’s a tall order. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Speaking at the vast factory, one of the chosen recruits, Lewis Stones, 26, describes a patchy working life before Siemens. He began his career as an apprentice plumber before he was laid off in 2008 during the financial crash. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... While corporation tax is decreasing, companies are more concerned about the escalating burden of input costs, which hit firms before they even turn over a single pound. “Companies of all sizes will now see the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, immigration skills charge, a new national living wage, and pensions auto-enrolment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It’s hard to see life getting easier for retailers any time soon. The apprenticeship levy and the higher national minimum wage are adding to their costs at a time when consumers are highly sensitive to prices rises. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Most of those I meet drive alone in their vehicles. Tony Capener, a joiner taking furniture around London, today has a trio of young apprentices crammed into his van with him. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
.... According to news magazine Der Spiegel, Sergej W had carried out his military service in 2008, where he worked as a electrician supporting an army medical unit. Other reports in the German press pointed out that Sergej W has completed an apprenticeship prize as a electronics technician, winning an educational prize for technical engineering in July 2015. ...
The Guardian view on apprenticeships: an invitation for employers to cheat | Editorial image
. There is plenty to admire in the government’s plans to beef up apprenticeships, funded from a levy that came into force this month on all companies with a payroll of more than £3m a year. ...
Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:01:18 AM
....“In wholesale and retail for example, there are over two and a half million jobs with a high potential to be automated, and three in four workers do not have a degree-level qualification and may lack adaptability,” the report said. The IPPR called on the government to introduce a retraining allowance of up to £2,000 for those replaced by machines, and for the newly created apprenticeship levy to be turned into a £5bn-a-year skills levy offering special help to the regions furthest away from London. ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
....It’s hard to see life getting easier for retailers any time soon. The apprenticeship levy and the higher national minimum wage are adding to their costs at a time when consumers are highly sensitive to prices rises. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
Weak productivity leaves UK trailing other G7 nations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:19:49 AM
....2% in the third quarter, the fourth successive increase. Steve Hill, the external engagement director at the Open University, said: “We know that higher and degree apprenticeships will give people from all walks of life access to greater opportunity, more choice and help shape the UK to become a nation of highly skilled workers. ...
Hull after Brexit – will the City of Culture regret voting out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 02:30:03 PM
....Speaking at the vast factory, one of the chosen recruits, Lewis Stones, 26, describes a patchy working life before Siemens. He began his career as an apprentice plumber before he was laid off in 2008 during the financial crash. ...
Industrial heartland is in no fit state to pump up UK exports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 06:00:46 AM
.... That will leave local businesses to play a bigger role – investing not just in their own plant and machinery, but also in the local infrastructure. Do they have the means at a time of extra costs from the apprenticeship levy, higher business rates and the uncertainty that comes with Brexit? It’s a tall order. ...
Robbing Paula to pay Peter in the boardroom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
.... While corporation tax is decreasing, companies are more concerned about the escalating burden of input costs, which hit firms before they even turn over a single pound. “Companies of all sizes will now see the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, immigration skills charge, a new national living wage, and pensions auto-enrolment. ...
Help us fix Brexit labour shortage with Saturday jobs, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:23:10 PM
.... This coming week sees the beginning of the derided Youth Obligation scheme – a carrot-and-stick approach for 18- to 21-year-olds on universal credit. Those involved are expected to take part in an intensive activity programme from the first day of their claim, be referred to training, and encouraged to take up an apprenticeship. ...
Two million workers receive 4% pay rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 09:17:02 PM
....The rise comes on the first anniversary of the introduction of the National Living Wage which increased minimum pay sharply for workers aged 25 and over. The National Minimum Wage, which began in 1999 and now covers workers aged 16 to 24 and apprentices, is also rising by 5p or 10p an hour from now depending on age. ...
First concrete poured at Hinkley C nuclear power plant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 11:14:53 PM
....". EDF said the plant will provide 25,000 job opportunities and 1,000 apprenticeships, with over 5,600 people working on the site during core construction. ...
ONS looks to big data as it explores new ways to measure UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
....The ONS will work with universities, governments, charities and businesses on developing its use of data. At the opening on Monday, data scientists and apprentices at the new campus will hear from the non-profit foundation Flowminder about how it uses satellite images and mobile phone data to map populations and track migration. ...
Apprenticeship levy will deepen north-south divide, IPPR says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
. The government’s new £3bn apprenticeship levy threatens to deepen Britain’s north-south divide, according to a new analysis, with London and the south-east benefiting most from the government’s shakeup of staff training. ...
UK wages will soon lag behind prices – will the Bank take action? | Larry Elliott image
.... A combination of a rebound in oil prices and the fall in the pound since the EU referendum has resulted in a steady increase in inflation since the middle of last year, and there are more price rises in the pipeline. Competition between retailers will help keep inflation in check but the double whammy from energy prices and sterling could hardly have come at a worse time, since businesses are already having to cope with a higher minimum wage, pension auto-enrolment and the apprenticeship levy. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
.... By deciding to begin with healthcare reform – an inherently complicated and highly divisive issue in US politics – the Trump administration risks losing some of the political goodwill needed to carry out the kinds of fiscal reform that markets are expecting. Even if a bump in the economic data does arrive, it may not last, unless the Trump administration advances policies that enhance longer-term productivity, through, for example, education reform, apprenticeship programmes, skills training, and labour retooling. ...
Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:00:43 PM
....Memories of the Bombardier furore are still fresh at the Department for Transport, it seems, because the latest ministerial incumbent appears determined to ensure that manufacturing work stays within these shores. Transport secretary Chris Grayling is taking advantage of the government’s apprenticeship drive to keep jobs in the UK, rather than with EU manufacturing rivals like Germany, ahead of Brexit. ...
Secrets to business survival: 'always look at new ways to innovate' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... Another is staff training: in the 2008 recession, the company made sure production staff were trained in all processes, rather than specialising in one as they had previously. More recently, the business has set up an apprenticeship scheme. ...
Single market exit: UK construction 'could lose 175,000 EU workers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:30:23 AM
....”. Rics said more should be done to increase the number of skilled UK workers, through initiatives such as apprenticeships schemes. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....In desperation, Wilkes and Doherty texted everyone in their contacts book to help Colin – councillors, business people, charity groups. Within hours, Dawn Tolcher, an executive from local football team Tranmere Rovers, was in touch: she could apply for public funding for an apprenticeship for Colin, then put him on secondment to Neo. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....It takes less than two years to train as a plasterer, bricklayer or other tradesperson in the UK and obtain NVQ qualifications, the industry standard in England and Wales. The average construction apprenticeship lasts 20 months. ...
MPs not appeased by May's decision to review self-employed tax hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:48:53 PM
....Stephen McPartland, the Stevenage MP who opposes the measure, said May’s concession of introducing improved benefits for the self-employed was not enough reason to break a 2015 manifesto commitment. “I think these ordinary working families have taken a risk to set up a small business, many of which employ apprentices and are the backbone of our economy, and I welcome the prime minister’s announcement that there’s going to be a review,” he said. ...
Wetherspoons boss condemns Hammond's 'budget for dinner parties' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:08:26 AM
....”. Martin totted up a business rates bill of £7m, a £2m apprenticeship levy and a £4m hit from the sugar tax that will contribute to £29m in extra charges the group will face over the next few years. ...
Wetherspoons chairman criticises 'dinner party' Budget image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 08:04:21 AM
....It calculates supermarkets paid "less than 2p per pint for business rates, whereas pubs paid around 18p per pint". Electricity would cost the company £4m, excise duty £7m and the apprenticeship levy £2m, according to the Wetherspoons boss. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....It is a long-held misconception that the only route into a professional, well-paid career is with a university degree. The popular view among parents and young people is that apprenticeships are a way into manual jobs with little formal progression. ...
How to retire successfully: 'You need to ask what you want out of life' image
.... “I have no focus in my outside life other than the children,” she told me during a tea break. “They have both now left home at the same time – one to university and one to an apprenticeship – and I find myself a bit ‘empty nesting’. ...
Budget 2017: Hammond to tell us the Brexit vote could have been worse image
.... The higher minimum wage, dubbed the national living wage by the government, has helped low paid workers. The push for more apprenticeships should get more young people on to decent career paths. ...
Boots, Walkers crisps and Greggs cost cutting puts 1,400 UK jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:15:37 PM
.... Roger Whiteside, chief executive of Greggs, said the changes were part of a strategic plan that had been put in place more than a year ago when costs were falling. But he did acknowledge the changes would help offset rising costs resulting from the introduction of the new minimum wage for over-25s, the apprenticeship levy and increases in commodities such as dairy goods and meat. ...
'I never felt it was mine' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:17:45 AM
....Born and raised in a coal mining village near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, Mr Elliott and his two brothers were brought up by their mother and grandparents after his father died when he was six months old. After leaving school he became an electrical engineering apprentice, going on to work for a number of local companies. ...
Why the Bank of England won’t raise interest rates any time soon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 05:00:07 PM
....2%. Several reasons were put forward for the reduction, most of them relating to increased labour costs from the new apprenticeship levy, due to take effect in April at a cost of £3bn to businesses, and the rollout of the Nest occupational pension to small employers. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....Last month Charlie Mayfield, the chairman of Waitrose’s parent group, the John Lewis Partnership, warned that retailers would have to absorb a big chunk of the rise in the cost of importing goods since the fall in the value of sterling after the UK voted to leave the EU. That only adds to increased costs from the introduction of the new minimum wage for over-25s, the national living wage, as well as the new apprenticeship levy, which comes into force in April. ...
No big pay rises for Britons despite inflation, says Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 12:15:18 PM
....5% by the end of the year. The agents, who visited about 700 businesses and received pay information from 341, said employers’ labour costs were likely to rise after the introduction from April of the government’s apprenticeship levy. ...
Energy sector faces struggle to find the female engineers of the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
.... The head of the UK’s largest power station is grappling with the question of how to attract more women into the energy sector. Thompson says the six places available on the Drax apprenticeship scheme this year attracted just two female applicants compared with 76 men. ...
Deliver-roll! Greggs starts delivery service to London bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:19:04 AM
....He said the business needed to be “mindful” of the financial pressures facing consumers in 2017, as disposable incomes become squeezed by higher inflation. Whitesaid said that the rising cost of ingredients, the living wage, and the apprenticeship levy were all factors driving up business costs. ...
Could Next be the new M&S: profitable but terminally unexciting? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 04:00:23 PM
....The company said store sales in the weeks before Christmas were down 3. 5%, and profits for 2017-18 could come in a full £100m below market forecasts thanks to extra costs from rises in the minimum wage for over-25s, business rates and the new apprenticeship levy. ...
Cause for alarm at Next as Wolfson's policy shift betrays his pessimism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:20:37 PM
.... Inflation is arriving and a weaker pound means prices will have to rise by up to 5%. Then there are cost pressures from the “national living wage”, business rates, the apprenticeship levy, etc. ...
Next shares slump after gloomy 2017 forecast and unfestive figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:23:01 AM
....For next year, the company is expecting profits to fall to between £680m and £780m, compared with previous City estimates of £784m. Next said it was facing additional pressure on profits from the national living wage, apprenticeship levy, business rates revaluation and increased energy taxes. ...
Shops 'face perfect storm of rising costs and falling spending' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 05:57:34 PM
....The warning of a “perfect storm” for retailers is similar to comments made by Dave Lewis, the chief executive of Tesco, in late 2015 that the industry faced a “potentially lethal cocktail”. Lewis warned that retailers faced £14bn of extra costs over the next five years due to an increase in business rates, the apprenticeship levy and the introduction of the “national living wage”. ...
Why the UK economy could fare better in 2017 than forecasters predict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:36:53 PM
.... But companies will come under pressure to address the discrepancies when new rules come into force in April requiring large employers to report their gender pay and gender bonus gaps. Another change for employers this year is the apprenticeship levy, a tax on businesses designed to fund more work-based training schemes. ...
Majority of managers think Brexit uncertainty will affect UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:01:20 AM
....Those surveyed also emphasised that the UK needed to invest in skills to boost its post-referendum prospects. Almost half, or 47%, said they fully supported the government’s apprenticeship levy, which comes into effect in April to help fund work-based training schemes. ...
UK shoppers head out in their millions to brave Boxing Day sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 12:20:08 PM
....“The outlook for 2017 is tough,” she said. “We have a triple whammy of cost pressures – inflation coming through, an unreformed business rate system, another year of uplift in the national living wage and apprenticeship levies – and all of these at the same time as a market that’s not growing very quickly. ...
UK big business to expand workforces in 2017 despite Brexit fears, says CBI image
....”. Almost a third of firms said they expected to create apprenticeships, while most reported positive employee relations. ...
Charity helping ethnic minority interns loses government funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:00:20 AM
....A charity that provides young black and ethnic minority people with paid training opportunities in creative and media companies, including the BBC and ITV, is facing closure after the government withdrew more than £2m of funding for the scheme. The programme by diversity charity Creative Access was funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Bis) until June this year, when responsibility for the apprenticeship and internship agenda was moved into the Department for Education under Theresa May’s new government. ...
Motor city image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 03:26:00 AM
....". The city's universities, Coventry and Warwick, lead the way with industrial design and companies like Penso are taking on apprentices to help out with a skills shortage, he added. ...
Young women 'shut out of jobs market' by lack of support image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 03:08:28 AM
.... . It was a struggle to get work with a small baby in tow, and a bricklaying apprenticeship ended after three months, due to workplace bullying. ...
Hammond needs to look beyond road-building to lift UK's productivity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 01:45:44 PM
....But workers need more than just better managers to be more productive. They need better career paths, including quality apprenticeships, and they need more economic security, not zero-hours contracts. ...
Chaotic careers education harms economy, says Ofsted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 03:28:00 PM
.... . The report urges better government support for the Careers and Enterprise Company as well as the promotion of apprenticeships. ...
The UK rise in Neets: those not in education, employment or training image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 11:33:18 AM
....The rise in Neets is a blow to government hopes of improving the UK’s woeful record on productivity growth, something the chancellor, Philip Hammond, placed at the centre of his autumn statement this week. Ministers have pledged to create 3m apprenticeships by 2020 to help tackle both youth unemployment and skills shortages. ...
'I worry about money all the time': the Jam reality in Birmingham image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:59:52 AM
....In central Birmingham, at the National Express depot, senior skilled workers, whose wages used to put them automatically in a comfortable bracket, are also considering whether their current income makes them the kind of workers that the prime minister wants to offer extra support. Peter (also not his real name, because he was worried about saying anything that might upset his employer) has been working for the company as an engineer for more than three decades since he was a teenage apprentice. ...
'Life's hard at times' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:59:10 AM
.... . In the office, his daughter Emma Lawson - who is the company secretary but who ends up doing "everything", she says with a laugh - would like more help from government to bring an apprentice into the family business. ...
Business rate hike may force UK's shops to raise prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 06:03:24 PM
....Mark Rigby, the chief executive of CVS, said: “The retail sector is facing a significant shift in structural dynamics, with most reporting challenging conditions ahead. “Add to the mix the already ‘lethal cocktail’ of increased operating costs from the national living wage and apprenticeship levy, and a near half a billion pounds increase in business rates per year for the next five years is simply unsustainable. ...
Don’t teach Brexit schoolkids about Tennyson: teach them maths image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:00:30 AM
.... Here’s an example. The Engineering Employers Federation, which represents hundreds of manufacturers, has its own apprenticeship scheme in Birmingham for 350 16- to-17-year-olds. ...
In fighting to protect jobs and workers, let's not get caught up in xenophobia | Greg Jericho image
....I grew up in country South Australia, and while for me manual labour, or working in a factory, was never on the cards, I was certainly in the minority among my male classmates. For many, an apprenticeship or work on the family farm was the aim, and above all a full-time job was expected. ...
Dear Mr Hammond image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:16:50 AM
....". She says the chancellor can help with that with more support for training, education and apprenticeships in science and engineering subjects. ...
The Guardian view on employment law: an overhaul is needed | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:25:14 PM
....As today’s state of the nation report on social mobility shows, people who start out in these low-paid jobs – where young workers have experienced a 15% fall in hourly rates since 2008 – struggle to escape them. Funding is scarce for “second chance” education for older workers looking to improve skills or learn new ones; further education colleges that might provide post-16 education to students who don’t go to university are losing out to apprenticeship schemes. ...
Delayed HS2 second-phase route unveiled image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 07:48:04 AM
....”. The government has said that HS2 would create about 25,000 jobs during construction, as well as 2,000 apprenticeships, and support wider economic growth equating to 100,000 jobs. ...
Pay talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:06:06 AM
....The reluctant hero of this campaign was Julie Hayward who worked as a cook in the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead. She started as an apprentice at the age of 16 and when she and her fellow apprentices completed their training, the three men in the group got a pay rise - but Julie didn't. ...
School-leavers 'lack essential workplace skills' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 12:04:45 AM
....Grace Mehanna, campaign director for youth employment at Business in the Community, an outreach charity that promotes responsible business, says businesses have a big role to play in preparing school leavers for work. "From working in schools to help young people and teachers to understand what employers need, to offering new routes into work in the form of apprenticeships; there are many ways businesses can help to bridge the skills gap," she adds. ...
Unpaid internships could be banned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 01:58:21 PM
....The proposed National Minimum Wage (Workplace Internships) Bill would require companies to pay interns at least the minimum wage for their work. Any adult hired as an intern would have to be paid, but the bill excludes school-age children, apprentices and full-time university and college students completing work experience as part of their studies. ...
Huge increase in number of graduates 'bad for UK economy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 11:01:31 PM
....“Governments of all colours have long had a ‘conveyor belt’ approach to university education, with a rhetoric that has encouraged more and more students to pursue graduate qualifications. However, with this research showing that for many graduates, the costs of university education outweigh its personal economic benefits, we need a much stronger focus on creating more high-quality alternative pathways into the workplace, such as higher level apprenticeships, so we really do achieve parity of esteem between the two routes. ...
On the road  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 12:21:02 AM
.... . She started her apprenticeship in February, has gained the necessary qualifications and soon she'll be driving HGVs on her own all the time. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 04:03:00 PM
....00. 3% increase in the rate for apprentices from £3. ...
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Apprenticeships plan 'needs to be linked to economy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 11:38:17 PM
. The government's multi-billion pound apprenticeships scheme needs to be more strategically linked to its plans for economic growth, a report says. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of September 2016 06:00:23 AM
.... I know there is nothing wrong with being a labourer for a while, but he is capable of so much more. An apprenticeship in a trade would be ideal (in my opinion), but he refuses to consider any roles as he says he won’t get through the interview. ...
Jobs market shrinks for new graduates, survey suggests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 12:44:33 AM
.... . Some firms are "repackaging" graduate roles as higher apprenticeships but overall the labour market for young people is shrinking, says the AGR. ...
UK graduate jobs market shrinks by 8% since 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 11:01:24 PM
....The graduate jobs market has shrunk for the first time in four years as employers scale back recruitment drives amid concerns about the economy following the vote to leave the EU. An annual survey of graduate recruiters showed an 8% drop in vacancies on a year ago as companies also cited concerns about a new apprenticeship levy to be paid by all big employers from next April. ...
Back home and in debt: life after university tuition fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 06:15:23 AM
....And there could be more bad news on the horizon. Sharon Walpole, the chief executive of Not Going to Uni, says some large employers plan to reduce their graduate intake when the apprenticeship levy — a tax on employers with a wage bill of £3m or more – is launched in spring 2017. ...
Hinkley Point: EDF boss Vincent de Rivaz urges go-ahead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of August 2016 03:20:33 AM
....A final decision is now expected within weeks. Mr de Rivaz writes: "Hinkley Point will have a lasting impact on our industrial capacity and will create thousands of jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships. ...
My son has a phobia of job interviews – how can I help him? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 06:00:11 AM
....He is a big, strong lad and I know there is nothing wrong with being a labourer for a while, but he is capable of so much more. An apprenticeship in a trade would be ideal in my opinion, but he refuses to consider any roles that I show him as he says he won’t get through the interview. ...

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