Apprenticeships key to social mobility, HR leaders say

There is a gap between HR leaders who see the potential of apprenticeships for social mobility (85%) and those who plan to use them in the next 12 months (65%), according to a study from training...

Autumn statement: What HR needs to know

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gave his Autumn Statement yesterday (22 November), prioritising reducing national insurance, boosting apprenticeships and getting people back to work.

Apprenticeships have plummeted since levy introduced

Apprenticeship starts have fallen by 31% in England since the apprenticeship levy was introduced, according to the CIPD.

CIPD advises next UK government to focus on ‘good work’

As the UK gears up for its next general election, the CIPD has made a series of recommendations to the incoming government in its new Manifesto for Good Work.

Why apprenticeships are so important to hospitality

In the dynamic realm of hospitality, where delivering exceptional service is paramount, a critical element often needs to be addressed: nurturing talent.

Apprenticeship levy needs more than devolution, argues HR

Despite new calls to hand local UK councils greater powers over apprenticeship levy funding, HR experts have said that a focus on improving criticised areas of the levy should not fall off the agenda.

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Apprenticeship levy: where next in its evolution?

The apprenticeship levy has been thwarted by challenges and many suggest there ought to be a better alternative. But is the perfect solution out there? Dan Cave writes

Deliveroo launches career support for delivery workers

Deliveroo will invest £2.5 million into developing riders' vocational skills, with 15,000 given the opportunity to undertake qualification in different industries.

Five ways to embrace new inclusive apprenticeship recruitment opportunities

More doors than ever have been opened by the latest ESFA apprenticeship funding rules, cementing opportunities for asylum seekers and opening up apprenticeships to qualifying prisoners, wishing to...

What makes a good apprenticeship?

Every year, National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the achievements of candidates and skills programmes across the UK, but what does it take to run a successful apprenticeship programme?

Half of apprenticeship levy funds wasted

Employers have spent just half (56%) of their apprenticeship levy over the past five years, according to new figures.

Government to boost careers advice in schools

The government has announced a new careers programme for primary schools in disadvantaged areas that seeks to strengthen the link between employers and future candidates.