Daily Archives: May 22, 2012

Prospect union to make the case for skills – FE News

http://www.fenews.co.uk/ Prospect union to make the case for skills Tuesday, 22 May 2012 20:37 Public and private sector professionals will this week emphasise the government’s need to boost economic growth through further investment in skills. Between 22-24 May, five hundred delegates from the Prospect union are expected to attend Bournemouth’s International Conference Centre. The members […]

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Nick Clegg hits out at class divides – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nick-clegg-hits-out-at-class-divides-7778358.html Nick Clegg hits out at class divides The UK is still a “long distance” from becoming a classless society, Nick Clegg warned today. Outdated, snobbish attitudes are “cramping” society and “hobbling” the economy and must be shaken off, the Deputy Prime Minister said. The Lib Dem leader added it was a “damning indictment” on […]

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Arnold Clark: More than 80 per cent of apprentice applicants ‘unemployable’ – Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9280740/Arnold-Clark-More-than-80-per-cent-of-apprentice-applicants-unemployable.html Arnold Clark: More than 80 per cent of apprentice applicants ‘unemployable’ By Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor Last Updated: 11:05AM BST 22/05/2012 More than four-fifths of school leavers applying for apprenticeships are “unemployable” and some college courses are so bad they amount to “state-sponsored babysitting”, one of Scotland’s largest companies has said. The training […]

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UKCES survey highlights ‘skills potholes’ in the UK | FE Week

http://feweek.co.uk/2012/05/22/ukces-employer-survey-shows-lack-of-investment-in-training/ UKCES survey highlights ‘skills potholes’ in the UK More than two in five businesses operating in the UK do not provide training opportunities for their staff, according to research by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). The survey, one of the largest ever undertaken in the world, also found that less than […]

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Global youth unemployment rate predicted 12.7% until 2016

http://mobile.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/120522/global-youth-unemployment-rate-predicted-127-until-2016#mobify-bookmark Global youth unemployment rate predicted 12.7% until 2016 this story is part of globalpost’s continuing coverage of world business. for more visit our new business page. The global youth unemployment rate is forecasted to rise to 12.7 percent this year and will likely stay there until 2016, according to an International Labor Organization report […]

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Apprenticeship An Option To Degree Says Keighley Labs

http://www.industrytoday.co.uk/engineering/apprenticeship-an-option-to-degree-says-keighley-labs/13070 Apprenticeship An Option To Degree Says Keighley Labs Enjoying an excellent start to 2012 and scheduled to start work on a new factory extension this summer, Keighley Laboratories is keen to recruit and train its next generation of skilled heat treatment technicians and metallurgists to pave the way for further growth. Posted via Industry […]

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Nuclear weapons apprentices celebrated (From This is Hampshire)

http://www.thisishampshire.net/news/9720054.Nuclear_weapons_apprentices_celebrated/ AWE marks 60 years of apprenticeships 5:08pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012 in News By Holly Coles Apprentices at AWE THE apprentice academy at the Aldermaston nuclear weapons plant celebrates its 60th birthday tomorrow. To mark the milestone the academy will be holding an exhibition of its history and its role in the development of […]

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Cloudforce: Salesforce.com announces UK apprenticeship scheme – Techworld.com

http://mobile.techworld.com/news/applications/3359198/salesforcecom-announces-uk-apprenticeship-scheme-750-european-jobs/ Cloudforce: Salesforce.com announces UK apprenticeship scheme The Salesforce.com Foundation has teamed up with the Skills for Growth Landmark vocational training charity to launch a new apprenticeship scheme in the UK, which aims to give young people the skills and training to be successful in the “social enterprise” industry. Twenty candidates will be selected to […]

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Scottish Apprenticeship week – Council get involved : The Edinburgh Reporter

http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2012/05/scottish-apprenticeship-week-council-get-involved/ Scottish Apprenticeship week – Council get involved The Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council, Sue Bruce, was joined by 50 young apprentices to mark the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week. The Council currently employs 70 apprentices in departments such as Health and Social Care and Library and Information Services. Speaking at the […]

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Firm of job czar Emma Harrison sent man to work at Liverpool lapdance bar

A job seeker was sent to work in a lap-dancing bar by the employment company run by David Cameron’s “back to work czar”. Emma Harrison’s firm A4e placed the person at X in the City, a Liverpool lapdancing club used by football stars including Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. The incident was revealed by the […]

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