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Graham Hoyle OBE Chief Executive “Dear John” letter

John Hayes MP Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET Dear John 20 March 2012 Just a brief ‘thanks and well done’ if I may be so bold. I read with immense satisfaction your statement last week regarding the statutory imperative on […]

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A4e fraud inquiry: Eighth person arrested

An eighth person has been arrested over allegations of fraud in connection with welfare-to-work company A4e. The 19-year-old woman was detained by appointment at a police station in Berkshire earlier. She was questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud before being released on bail until July. Seven other people arrested over the investigation into […]

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YOU’RE HIRED! APPRENTICES ARE THE REAL WINNERS IN BUSINESS

YOU’RE HIRED! APPRENTICES ARE THE REAL WINNERS IN BUSINESS Sunday May 13,2012 By Hilary Douglas YOU don’t have to be Karren Brady to be an apprentice star as thousands of young people across the country are discovering. A report out tomorrow shows those completing apprenticeships are getting more pay and promotion without the indignities heaped […]

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National Construction Academy (Intraining SkillCentre) – Foundation Learning – Inspirational

A young adult of 17 years started at the NCA on the 15th August 2011. It had been several years since he had been engaged in any type of learning and had been in foster care for most of his teenage years. Just previous to him enrolling at NCA he had returned to his family […]

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EMPLOYERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY GIVEN INCENTIVE TO TAKE ON YOUNG PEOPLE

Leading national training and employability provider, Intraining is helping businesses across the country to access a range of Government incentives aimed at helping local young people into employment The incentives, including the Wage Incentive Scheme and Apprenticeship Grant, are available to eligible employers who are looking to recruit employees between the age of 16 and […]

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Boris backs cut price travel for apprentices

By Ruth McKee LONDON mayoral candidate Boris Johnson has pledged that apprentices working in the capital will get the same cheap travel entitlements as full-time students if he succeeds in his re-election bid. On a visit to a chemical plant in Brimsdown, the incumbent mayor told the Advertiser that if re-elected, apprentices, who are currently […]

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Weekly Round up: Strange week for apprenticeships, skills and employability…

Hi All, It has been quite a tough week this past week for the brand of apprenticeships, skills and employability hasn’t it? The Panorama programme was as far as I could see reasonably balanced in its arguments but given what it was trying to achieve I do feel a bit more substance to the good […]

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NECC and housing provider create 200 apprenticeships | Lifestyle | Bdaily Business Network

http://bdaily.co.uk/news/lifestyle/04-04-2012/necc-and-housing-provider-create-200-apprenticeships/ NECC and housing provider create 200 apprenticeships Published in Lifestyle on 04 Apr 2012The NECC has teamed with national housing provider Home Group to deliver 200 apprenticeships and national work placements. Apprenticeship and placement opportunities will be delivered through the NECC to Home Group’s clients and customers over the next year. The Tyneside-based provider […]

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What are your thoughts?? EducationInvestor – Article: Exclusive: FE colleges could be privatised, say experts

http://www.educationinvestor.co.uk/(X(1)A(lLvKeTE9zQEkAAAAYzdkYWMyZTgtY2ZkNi00YzY1LTg0ZTAtYmYzMTBhYWQ3MmNkGOW36e7yOY3jeqjdx8Q4poUawsY1)S(t3n1weafu5id3n55oromlf55))/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=2695&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 EducationInvestor – Article: Exclusive: FE colleges could be privatised, say experts Changes to the laws surrounding further education colleges could open the way to privatisation, sector experts have said. Speaking at a recent EducationInvestor conference, David Hughes, the chief executive of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education and a former director of the […]

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Clegg launches £1bn Youth Contract to combat unemployment | Lifestyle | Bdaily Business N etwork

http://bdaily.co.uk/news/lifestyle/02-04-2012/clegg-launches-1bn-youth-contract-to-combat-unemployment/ Clegg launches £1bn Youth Contract to combat unemployment Published in Lifestyle on 02 Apr 2012Nick Clegg has launched the Government’s £1bn Youth Contract scheme to get young people into work, offering incentives to employers. £2,275 is available for each 18-24 year-old that an employer offers a paid position to, and will also create 250,000 […]

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