Apprentices lacking support from line managers

Apprentices lacking support from line managers   Research from The Open University have found that 20% of apprentices lack adequate support from their line manager, with a quarter of firms never having considered taking on an apprentice.   In Focus: The Work-based Learning Dividend surveyed 600 learning and development leaders and more than 300 apprentices, interns and… Continue reading

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Apprentice wins breach of contract claim

Apprentice wins breach of contract claim   An apprentice who’s placement was ended early has received £25,000 compensation, the maximum that can be given for this type of infringement, for a breach of contract.   In the court case details, ‘Kinnear’ as the apprentice is referred to, was taken on as a trainee roof tiler… Continue reading

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CIPD calls for broader skills levy to prevent rebadging of other training scheme

CIPD calls for broader skills levy to prevent rebadging of other training scheme     The apprenticeship levy has been criticised for lacking focus by the commons education and business select committees, just a week before it is due to come into effect. MPs on the sub-committee for education, skills and the economy described the… Continue reading

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Why apprentices are becoming more employable than graduates

__       The shift in employers perceptions of apprenticeships has been a theme of the changing business world over the past few years. Apprentices are now, for many, more employable than graduates. This fact means many young people are favouring this route into their chosen profession over a degree.     They more… Continue reading

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Most employers plan to enrol graduates in apprenticeship schemes, says survey

_ _ _ In response to the new apprenticeship levy coming into effect this April, many employers are going to rebrand existing graduate programmes into apprenticeships to ensure they can claim the payroll tax that they would be entitled to. In a pole by BPP Professional Education of leading organisations in engineering, financial services, law and accountancy,… Continue reading

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