Apprenticeships

How to solve skills shortages with apprenticeships

It is no secret that employers UK-wide have a problem with skills gaps. Whether due to the Great Resignation, the Great Retirement, staff shortages or a general war for talent, businesses are having...

Spotlight your early careers strategy at the 2022 HR Excellence Awards

If you host outstanding apprenticeships, graduate schemes, T-levels or other programmes to help young people get started in their careers, this new category for the 2022 HR Excellence Awards could be...

Degree apprenticeships could help improve social mobility

Despite a digital skills crisis, and a need to hire and upskill fast, we continue to present school leavers with a binary choice when it comes to continuing their learning – go to university or take...

Apprenticeships: A helpful route into work for the disabled

As businesses of all stripes seek to widen their diversity of talent, apprenticeships are proving a useful and practical means of bringing those with disabilities into the workforce.

Watch: How to solve skills shortages with apprenticeships

Can apprenticeships help solve your skills shortages? We put the question to expert panellists from professional services, healthcare and food manufacturing in the the latest HR Lunchtime Debate – now...

The UK's apprenticeship system must serve our diverse labour market

There is no question that apprenticeships are a great thing. They help huge numbers of people every year, offering hands-on skills training opportunities while also providing employment. It is right...

Small businesses miss out on millions in Apprenticeship Levy funding

Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to plug skills gaps, but many small businesses are still missing out.

Most graduates would have preferred apprenticeships to university

Most graduates regret going to university and blame schools for not promoting apprenticeships properly, according to new research by the CIPD.

Majority of businesses struggling to recruit specialist skills

Almost two thirds (63%) of business leaders have said they are struggling to recruit as candidates lack the specialist skills and relevant experience they need.

Employers encouraged to take a chance on young people to reduce unemployment

The CIPD has pledged to support young people in the UK, as just under half (43%) feel the pandemic has harmed their long-term career prospects.

Neurodiverse talent representation disappoints in 2021

The government has made it clear that it will be putting skills front and centre of its new legislative agenda to help the country overcome the damage caused by the pandemic.

How does HR host T Level students?

As of this week UK employers will be entitled to a £1,000 cash incentive for every T Level student hosted for an industry placement.