Apprenticeships

Mid-market business turns to apprenticeships

As attrition rates remain stubbornly high, mid-market businesses plan to increase the use of apprenticeships to train and upskill workers, according to research from professional services firm Grant...

HR leaders featured in 2024 new year honours list

A number of HR leaders have been recognised in the New Year Honours List for 2024, which aims to recognise exceptional achievements from people across the country.

Are misconceptions towards apprenticeships holding businesses back?

Many businesses are grappling with talent shortages, and the skills gap this leaves is only set to grow.

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.

Investors in People conference: Four ways to make work better

Investors in People’s Make Work Better conference yesterday (20 September) was headlined by the serial investor and Diary of a CEO podcaster, Steven Bartlett and included insight from British Airways...

Superdrug joins call for apprenticeship levy reform

Superdrug has called on the government for greater flexibility in its apprenticeship levy rules to ensure funds are not wasted.

Apprenticeship support is a ‘postcode lottery’, says report

The uneven distribution of small business support across the UK is preventing employers from recruiting and retaining apprentices, according to a new report from think tank IPPR.

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

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.