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Grants to recruit apprentices | This is Leicestershire

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Grants-recruit-apprentices/story-15703595-detail/story.html Grants to recruit apprentices Small and medium sized businesses are being offered grants to help them recruit their first apprentice. The National Apprenticeship Scheme will pay firms up to £1,500 to take on a trainee aged between 16 to 24. Last year, 24,200 young people started an apprenticeship in the East Midlands and the […]

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Training’s in your hands – Comment – News – nebusiness.co.uk

http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business-news/business-comment/ Training’s in your hands RECENTLY, I was asked by Age UK to say a few words at a seminar which they had arranged on the issue of training for care providers, a serious problem in our community with the growth of the number of people living longer. I assume that my qualification for such […]

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Home Group welcomes new minimum apprenticeship length | Recruiter, the magazine for the UK recruitment profession

http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2012/04/home-group-welcomes-new-minimum-apprenticeship-length/ Home Group welcomes new minimum apprenticeship length Home Group, a provider of social housing and employer of apprentices, says it is “100% behind the government” on increasing the minimum length of apprenticeships to 12 months. Rosemary Du Rose, Home Group executive director of customer service, says: “Apprenticeships must be meaningful and this represents a […]

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Campaigning for more apprentices – Comment – News – nebusiness.co.uk

http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business-news/business-comment/ Campaigning for more apprentices THE National Apprenticeship Service, with partners (including The Journal), last week launched another 100 days of campaigning to encourage more employers to take on an apprentice. This coincides with the introduction of a £1,500 grant for small and medium employers who haven’t previously offered apprenticeships. The same campaign last year […]

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BBC News – Scottish government ‘training for all’ scheme active

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-17574092 Scottish government ‘training for all’ scheme active 1 April 2012 Last updated at 01:22 The scheme involves Skills Development Scotland and Jobcentre Plus A scheme which offers training “opportunities for all” is now active, the youth employment minister has said. Angela Constance said that every 16 to 19-year-old in Scotland will be guaranteed an […]

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Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: You’re hired! More jobs for apprentices

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/311811/You-re-hired-More-jobs-for-apprentices YOU’RE HIRED! MORE JOBS FOR APPRENTICES All businesses offering 16 to 18 year olds apprenticeships will now have to keep them for 12 months, while apprenticeships for those aged over 19 will last between one and four years. The new rules will be enforced across the country from August this year, Skills Minister John […]

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EducationInvestor – Article: Majority of new apprenticeships go to over-19s

http://www.educationinvestor.co.uk/(A(BVXehhVFzQEkAAAANjFhN2U3YTktNTlhMC00ZjBmLTkyM2ItMzRhYzEzMmZkZjUy0EzOX0h3VadtszDVFt0SePZjfl81)S(21yoio45vgxnca55gqmnaoms))/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=2728&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 EducationInvestor – Article: Majority of new apprenticeships go to over-19s The vast majority of apprenticeships are still going to those aged 19 or over, figures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have shown. Provisional data published yesterday shows that in the six months to January 256,500 people began apprenticeship schemes. Of those, […]

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National Park Authority gets apprenticeship boost (From The Westmorland Gazette)

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/9622711.National_Park_Authority_gets_apprenticeship_boost/ National Park Authority gets apprenticeship boost 8:45am Friday 30th March 2012 in News A SCHEME to teach traditional rural land management skills to youngsters via modern apprenticeships has been given the financial go ahead. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the Lake District National Park Authority £449,000 in its latest round of funding […]

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City College Plymouth develops bespoke training programme | This is Plymouth

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/City-College-Plymouth-develops-bespoke-training/story-15655992-detail/story.html City College Plymouth develops bespoke training programme City College Plymouth has developed a bespoke training programme to meet the needs of a local employer. Plymouth Community Homes (PCH), which is responsible for the maintenance of social housing stock in the city, needed to train 50 tradespeople from their maintenance and repair department. In order […]

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UK on course for half a million apprenticeship starts – People Management Magazine Online

http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/pm/articles/2012/03/uk-on-course-for-half-a-million-apprenticeship-starts.htm UK on course for half a million apprenticeship starts The number of apprenticeship starts are on course to reach half a million this year, according to new government figures released today. Provisional data shows that 256,500 people embarked on an apprenticeship in the first half of the 2011/12 academic year, which ran from August […]

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