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UK Construction Sector Sees Unexpected Boost

UK Construction Sector Sees Unexpected Boost The purchasing managers index (PMI) for the industry rose to 56.7 in March from 54.3 in February, suggesting that the recovery is on track after the manufacturing sector also saw a pick up. A slump in the two sectors was seen to be the driving force behind the economic […]

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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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BBC News – One in 10 apprentices in England works at Morrisons

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17564255 One in 10 apprentices in England works at Morrisons 2 April 2012 Last updated at 13:49 Morrisons is the UK’s fourth largest supermarket One in 10 apprenticeships created in England last year was at Morrisons supermarkets, the BBC’s Panorama programme has learned. But most of the 52,000 apprentices at the supermarket giant were existing […]

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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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University of Leicester works with employers to develop the maths graduates of tomorrow

http://www.inloughborough.com/news/100840/University%20of%20Leicester%20works%20with%20employers%20to%20develop%20the%20maths%20graduates%20of%20tomorrow University of Leicester works with employers to develop the maths graduates of tomorrow Information on Loughborough Posted on 27/03/2012 University of Leicester With the graduate market becoming increasingly competitive, the University of Leicester is seeking to engage employers at an early stage in student development, by giving recruiters the chance to shape their involvement […]

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Visa Europe 2012 apprentice programme opens up

http://www.finextra.com/news/announcement.aspx?pressreleaseid=43790 Visa Europe 2012 apprentice programme opens up Source: Visa Europe, 27 March, 2012 Following the success of its first apprenticeship programme in 2011, Visa Europe today announced that it is re-opening its apprenticeship programme to new applicants who have a passion for business and people. There are 16 apprenticeship places available at Visa Europe: […]

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City firm proves apprenticeships are just the job | This is Nottingham

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/City-firm-proves-apprenticeships-just-job/story-15634803-detail/story.html City firm proves apprenticeships are just the job A LITTLE over a year ago, Jodie Johnson wasn’t sure what her career prospects held. However, when she heard about an apprenticeship on offer at PBS Payroll Services, things changed. ​ Success: John Pindar, marketing manager at PBS Payroll, with Jodie Johnson. Fourteen months on, she […]

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North East leaders back apprenticeships campaign – Business News – News – nebusiness.co.uk

http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business-news/latest-business-news/ North East leaders back apprenticeships campaign LEADING industrialists from across the North East have put their weight behind The Journal’s campaign to boost the number of apprenticeships in the region. The newly-formed North East Skills Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing is aiming to almost double the number of apprentices recruited in the sector this year […]

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‘This is the perfect way to earn while you learn’ | This is Nottingham

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/perfect-way-earn-learn/story-15609629-detail/story.html ‘This is the perfect way to earn while you learn’ A SHERWOOD insurance brokers has given its backing to the Post’s latest apprenticeship campaign. Firth and Scott Ltd in Mansfield Road is training two apprentices to achieve their insurance qualifications. ​ Backing our campaign: From left, Stevie Ridgley, Hannah Williams and Sam Scothern at […]

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Vocational Value: The role of further education colleges in higher education

  Policy Exchange   “Gove is essentially implementing a programme developed for him in opposition by … Policy Exchange …” Prospect Magazine Vocational Value: The role of further education colleges in higher education Monday, 20 June 2011 Synopsis There are many challenges facing the government and all providers of higher education and higher skills. This […]

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