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12 Business Benefits of Apprenticeship Training

Why should my business take on Apprentices or get involved in Apprenticeship training? Employers taking part in a recent research project about the cost of Apprenticeship training identified a wide range of benefits from Apprenticeship training. While such qualitative assessments of benefits are difficult to value they are nonetheless real and are the fundamental reason […]

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Big increase in apprenticeships due to ‘striking rise’ in trainees over 25

Research shows apprentices over 25 up from 36,000 to 121,000, but Labour says coalition is failing to focus on key skills BAe Systems apprentices at work. The Department for Business says it has delivered ‘the highest number of apprenticeships this country has ever seen.’ Photograph: Guardian A dramatic increase in apprenticeships – part of a government drive […]

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Apprenticeships – Increased uptake is positive but more needed to meet youth employment challenge, says REC

The REC has today welcomed positive data on the overall uptake of apprenticeships whilst underlining the need to ensure that they provide a genuine route into employments as well as a means of up-skilling existing staff. The latest figures show that over 250,000 apprenticeships have been created in the 2010/2011 financial year, which exceeds the […]

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USA starts taking Vocational Training Seriously…

Connect Teenagers to the World of Work What’s the single best idea to jumpstart job creation? According to research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, between now and 2018, the fastest-growing occupations will be “mid-skill” jobs–like dental hygienist, construction manager, police officer, paralegal, and electrician–that require an associate’s degree or occupational certificate, but not […]

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Hayes aims for half a million apprentices News | Published in FE Focus on 1 July, 2011 | By: Stephen Exley

He wants to reach goal before next election – beating Gordon Brown’s 2020 target The number of apprentices in England could hit the 500,000 mark before the next general election, skills minister John Hayes has claimed. After it was announced last week that the Government had created 103,000 new adult apprenticeships in 2010/11 – double […]

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Cameron pledges £25m to fund 10,000 new apprenticeships…

The Prime Minister has pledged £25million to create 10,000 apprenticeships, as fears grow that more will have to be done to kick-start the economy. Mr Cameron yesterday admitted families are suffering ‘difficult times’ as he announced the effort to help young people get better quality training. Ministers are expecting grim growth figures on Tuesday, which […]

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2011 Budget-More Apprenticeship Places NEAC can help.

Budget 2011: technical colleges and apprenticeships planned to tackle youth unemployment Today the Government has announced the creation of up to 24 technical colleges, in an attempt to train up students between the ages of 11 and 19 in vocational skills. This afternoon as part of his ‘Budget for Growth’, chancellor of the exchequer George […]

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Budget 2011

Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, presented the 2011 Budget, lets see how it effects you? Key measures in the Budget for businesses include: A reduction in the main rate of corporation tax by a further one per cent. From April 2011, the rate will be reduced to 26 per cent with further […]

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Gateshead College Foundation

In difficult times it is always good to hear of organisations and senior managment teams that can be far sighted and innovative. Well done Gateshead College. What is the Gateshead College Foundation? It’s an independent charity set up by Gateshead College with the purpose of making sure that young people and adults, living in our […]

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