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Apprenticeship employer fees to be halved from April 1

The 10-per-cent fee that small businesses must pay when they take on apprentices will be halved from April 1, the chancellor has finally revealed. In his Budget — Read on feweek.co.uk/2019/03/13/revealed-apprenticeship-employer-fees-to-be-halved-from-april-1-no-joke/

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New Role, New Challenges

Paul Champion.     After nearly two years working with the exceptional team at Chesterfield College it’s time to move on.  I have learnt so much during my time as Assistant Principal at Chesterfield and I would like to wish everyone at the college and the wonderful team within Learning Unlimited the best of luck and […]

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£144m announced for Welsh apprenticeships

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-32422540 First Minister Carwyn Jones will announce the cash for apprenticeships on Thursday A £144m fund to pay for 52,000 apprenticeships in Wales will be announced on Thursday. The cash will be spent on schemes across Wales over the next four years. The majority of places will be targeted at 16-24 year olds and will […]

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Labour warning as apprenticeships in London fall by 5,000

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/labours-warning-as-apprenticeships-in-london-fall-by-5000-10115703.html Labour has sounded the alarm over figures showing apprenticeship places have dropped by 5,000 in London. Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna said the “door was closing” on school leavers searching for high quality training. According to an analysis by the Commons library, there were 5,030 fewer apprenticeship starts across London in the last academic […]

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Share your ideas on Northern growth

Northern Futures is a new initiative from the Deputy Prime Minister. The question we’re trying to answer is: How do we build on the strengths in the North to create an economic core in the heart of the region that can compete with the biggest cities in the world? We’ve created this website so you […]

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Skills system in London is ‘broken’ and failing to prepare people for work

http://news.tes.co.uk/further-education/b/news/2014/07/17/london-39-s-skills-system-is-39-broken-39-mps-told.aspx?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite London’s skills system is “broken” and needs a radical overhaul if future generations are to meet the needs of the city’s businesses, a group of MPs has been told. London Councils, which represents all 32 London boroughs and the City of London, wants changes to the way the capital’s FE colleges and training providers […]

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30,000 adolescents disengaged despite raised participation age, figures show

By Laura McCardle, Thursday 26 June 2014 Almost 30,000 16-year-olds were not in education or training at the end of 2013 despite the government raising the participation age to 17, official figures reveal. Government legislation requires school leavers to continue in education or training until they turn 18. Image: Vicky Matthers Government data shows that […]

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Aelp conference.. One day to go!

If you are going to the Aelp conference why not let me know and we can grab a coffee? It would be great to meet up with some of my followers. Hopefully see you there.

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ApprenticeSupermarket is the first Northamptonshire employer to sign up to the Youth Employment UK Campaign and the Positive Youth Charter.

The Youth Employment UK is a national campaign to help increase the skills and work opportunities for young people throughout the UK, based in Northamptonshire the Youth Employment UK is seeing a rapid growth to its membership and supporters and is thrilled to have a Northampton business join the campaign. The numbers of young people […]

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Small Milestone at Apprenticehsipblog.com

Today we have had a small but in the short life of www.apprenticeshipblog.com a significant milestone. This post will be our 500th post since the blog started back in September last year, which I don’t this is bad? We also started a new “Twitter Feed” a couple of weeks ago @blogapprentice and we have today […]

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