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....”. What if I’m starting an apprenticeship? Apprentices can obtain the same deal as students at some banks. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
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. The owners of Learndirect are continuing to win government-approved apprenticeship contracts despite their original company failing to meet the government’s minimum standards. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Department for Education is to cancel all contracts with Learndirect, the adult training provider that tried to suppress a damning regulator’s report into its poor standards. The Department for Education said on Tuesday that it would withdraw all funding from the organisation, which is responsible for almost 73,000 trainees, by July 2018 and that it had already banned it from taking on new apprentices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... For Britain to have a successful post-Brexit trade strategy it first needs to have a productivity strategy and an industrial strategy. As it pondered the future of apprenticeship quango Learndirect in 2011, the coalition wanted two things: to raise cash and cut down the number of “Neets” (those not in education, employment or training). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Until very recently, company directors and senior leaders presided over a sustained decline in performance across all programmes,” Ofsted inspectors said in the report. “The proportion of learners and apprentices achieving their qualifications and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment had deteriorated significantly. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Weak pound could boost manufacturing, if manufacturing itself wasn’t so weak image
.... For Britain to have a successful post-Brexit trade strategy it first needs to have a productivity strategy and an industrial strategy. As it pondered the future of apprenticeship quango Learndirect in 2011, the coalition wanted two things: to raise cash and cut down the number of “Neets” (those not in education, employment or training). ...
Learndirect blames government cuts for damning Ofsted report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 09:24:49 AM
....“Until very recently, company directors and senior leaders presided over a sustained decline in performance across all programmes,” Ofsted inspectors said in the report. “The proportion of learners and apprentices achieving their qualifications and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment had deteriorated significantly. ...
Learndirect owners still winning government-approved contracts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:27:48 PM
. The owners of Learndirect are continuing to win government-approved apprenticeship contracts despite their original company failing to meet the government’s minimum standards. ...
Department for Education pulls all Learndirect contracts and funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 07:03:32 PM
....The Department for Education is to cancel all contracts with Learndirect, the adult training provider that tried to suppress a damning regulator’s report into its poor standards. The Department for Education said on Tuesday that it would withdraw all funding from the organisation, which is responsible for almost 73,000 trainees, by July 2018 and that it had already banned it from taking on new apprentices. ...
France isn’t heading for a belle époque, but its future looks better than Britain’s image
....While Britain is hampered by Brexit uncertainty, France has the capacity to join Germany in exporting more of its high-grade machine tools, pharmaceuticals, aeroplanes and lorries to emerging markets. France has hung on to less of its industrial heritage than Germany, but has apprenticeship schemes and polytechnical educational establishments that put Britain’s to shame. ...
Capita criticised over unpaid graduate training scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:47:32 PM
....”. Capita, which last year announced plans to axe 2,000 jobs and replace some workers with robots to save money, said the Novus programme was separate from the group’s main corporate graduate and apprenticeship schemes. ...
The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:59:34 PM
.... Because politics is colonised by the thoughts of wealthy “meritocrats”, we end up advocating social mobility in unequal systems without thinking about who is going down when the clever are going up. Lots of debate about student debt but barely a squeak about the other half of the country that needs apprenticeships. ...
Low-paid should receive inflation-only rises, say business leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:13:15 PM
.... The government’s current policy was set before the EU referendum and so does not reflect the uncertainty caused by Brexit. “Businesses are facing high costs when it comes to employing staff – including the apprenticeship levy, pensions auto-enrolment and skills charges. ...
Casual work is still the root cause of destitution | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 05:43:31 PM
....Frank Field MPLabour, Birkenhead. • You report (Become an apprentice women over 60 are told, 6 July) that Tory and Labour MPs and campaigners were angered to hear the pensions minister state in a debate in Westminster Hall that women in their sixties facing cuts to their state pensions could take up an apprenticeship as a route to employment. ...
Hamburg counts the cost of two nights of violence, looting and destruction image
....For several hours the 15,000-strong police force in the city appeared to have lost control as masked rioters erected and set fire to barricades, pulled slabs of concrete out of the pavement and looted local shops, including a supermarket, an Apple retail store and a pharmacy. In particular, the targeting by looters of the Budnikoswky pharmacy, a widely respected family-run chain that has offered apprenticeships to refugees, was widely condemned by local people. ...
Robot banker helps millennials manage money, plus students face £57,000 debt image
....Family of four needs ‘at least’ £40,800 a year, says thinktank. Minister suggests women hit by pension age change ‘take up apprenticeships’. ...
Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
.... This was an important strategic decision to ensure that nuclear is part of a diverse energy mix. “Consumers won’t pay a penny until Hinkley is built; it will provide clean, reliable electricity powering homes and creating more than 26,000 jobs and apprenticeships in the process. ...
The fast track to becoming a bricklayer | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 07:01:28 PM
. Frank Field (Letters, 13 June) suggests that “we need to use proven 12-week apprenticeship courses for specific skills, such as bricklaying and carpentry”. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: invest for growth | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:08:11 PM
.... It addresses one small corner of the welfare state while the engine of employment and higher wages, namely the economy, continues to splutter. The new £3bn apprenticeship levy should be a bonus, but reports already indicate it that is being introduced haphazardly. ...
Tory plans mean no one will be left to build homes | Michael Thirkettle image
.... Choking this skilled labour supply will only see construction rates further decline. Because of Brexit, any incoming government and the construction industry will need to look in the long term at how to introduce more attractive apprenticeships to entice homegrown entrants into the trade. ...
Couriers on Britain's shopping addiction: 'Customers don't care as long as it's cheap' image
....These are the human stories behind a trend identified this month by the House of Commons work and pensions select committee, chaired by Frank Field. “Increasingly, some companies are using self-employed workforces as cheap labour, excusing themselves from responsibilities towards their workers and from substantial national insurance liabilities, pension auto-enrolment responsibilities and the apprenticeship levy,” it said in its final report, squeezed out before parliament broke up for the general election. ...
Five questions for BA  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 10:59:40 AM
...."British Airways employs around 35,000 people in the UK providing high skilled and well paid jobs. It hires 1,000 people a year and has a strong apprenticeship programme. ...
'Working from home is having an adverse effect on your health' – our work expert responds image
....My dilemma is the obscene amount of student finance needed for a degree. I have found an apprenticeship run by a global media company which pays £17,500 a year and involves one day a week at college studying for a level 3 qualification. ...
An apprenticeship or university – which would be better for my creative son? image
....My dilemma is, of course, the money side of things, which was brought home to me the other week while applying online for the obscene amount of student finance needed to undertake these studies. I have been looking out for suitable apprenticeships and have found one run by a global media company, which pays £17,5000 a year and involves one day a week at college studying for a level-three qualification. ...
National minimum wage increases could cost jobs, IFS warns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:30:22 PM
....Labour plans to increase the NMW to £10 an hour by 2020. It also wants to extend that rate to all those between the ages of 18 and 25, except for those on the apprentice rate. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
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. ...
Gender pay gap image
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. ...

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