Activate Enterprise apprenticeships manifesto


http://www.fenews.co.uk/fe-news/activate-enterprise-apprenticeships-manifesto

Activate Enterprise apprenticeships manifesto

The chancellor recently announced a 20 per cent increase in the minimum wage for apprentices and there is interest from all parties in this form of training as a means of bridging the UK’s skills gap.

In the last few weeks there have been concerns that too much talk of apprenticeships as a means of tackling unemployment is damaging the brand; more details on the voucher payment scheme have emerged and the debate about the value of level 2 apprenticeships rumbles on.

As an apprenticeships partner of four further education colleges, working with more than 1,380 apprentices, we have set out a clear four-point manifesto for politicians to take note of.

  • Apprenticeships are professional qualifications.
    They prepare people for professional and technical careers we should value in their own right. We should stop calling them ‘vocational’, because the term has a less clear meaning outside the education sector, or ‘the equivalent of GCSEs/A-levels/foundation degrees’ because they should be seen as valuable in their own right.

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    About Paul Champion

    Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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