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Interest in apprenticeships soars as universities say fees will put too many students off.

By Chris Slack and Kate Loveys Falling fees: Students at some universities could see their tuition fee drop as part of a government incentive to lower the cost Universities joined the growing consensus against the rise in tuition fees today as figures revealed thousands are seeking alternative routes through apprenticeships. Higher education establishments across the […]

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Social enterprise needs definition to go mainstream

The Social Enterprise Mark is a credible guarantee of motivation, says the Social Enterprise Mark Company’s managing director Iridescent Ideas CIC receiving the Mark by Worker Co-op, Development Trust and social enterprise colleagues from the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network The Social Enterprise Mark is the certification authority for social enterprises. The certification process does not […]

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Gateshead College Launches Low Carbon Vehicle Academy

The number of electric and hybrid cars on UK roads is rapidly growing and sometime in near future it’ll overtake fossil fuel cars. Obviously, There is a need for experts to help people easing the transition. That’s what Gateshead College of North East England has been thinking. So they came up with a dedicated academy for low carbon vehicle industry. They […]

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Government cuts apprenticeship red tape

Boost for employers as Government outlines new measures on cutting red tape deterring employers from taking on apprentices.   Skills Minister John Hayes has announced a package of new measures to make it easier for employers to take on large numbers of apprentices. Payments will be simplified, contracts streamlined and a number of data returns […]

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Employers urged to work with unions to increase Apprenticeships among BME communities

Employers are being urged to work with trade unions to increase black and minority ethnic (BME) communities’ participation rates in Apprenticeships by unionlearn, the TUC’s learning and skills organisation. According to estimates by the National Apprenticeship Service, only eight per cent of Apprenticeships are currently taken up by members of BME groups. “Unionlearn is calling […]

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500 apprentices wanted for hotel management programme

The company is looking for its first 50 apprentices this summer for the new scheme titled JuMP (Junior Management Programme). JuMP is a fast track route into management and offers A -level students (18+) with an alternative to going to university. On this programme college leavers can continue their education, obtain work experience, receive a […]

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History of Apprenticeships (From NAS Site)

  Britain has a long history of Apprenticeships, which stretches back to the guilds of the Middle Ages. In 1563 the system became more prescribed and regulated: the Elizabethan Statute of Artificers set out terms and conditions for training (including a duration of seven years and for the master–apprentice relationship). Apprenticeships expanded in the following […]

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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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JCB chairman tops list of wealthiest ex-apprentices

Thanks to Caroline Betts for passing this article onto us.  Caroline is a Senior Skills Manager at Essex County Council City & Guilds hopes ‘skillionaires’ will inspire others to succeed without a degree A vocational rich list has named the chairman of JCB as the country’s wealthiest ex-apprentice, with a fortune of £2.15 billion. Sir […]

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