Skills Category

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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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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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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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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Extra £500k help for young jobless – Evening Times | News

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/extra-500k-help-for-young-jobless-1.1156654 Extra £500k help for young jobless A SCHEME offering training opportunities for all is up and running in Glasgow, with an extra £500,000 pledged to the city’s youth. Youth Employment Minister Angela Constance has said that every 16 to 19-year-old in Scotland will be guaranteed an offer of a place in education or training, […]

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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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Cambridge News | Education-and-Training | Jobs | Boom in apprentice schemes in region

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Education-and-Training/Jobs/Boom-in-apprentice-schemes-in-region-28032012.htm Boom in apprentice schemes in region It’s good news for apprenticeships, with four in 10 businesses now operating schemes in the region and saying they want more trainees. A new survey by Clydesdale Bank questioned more than 1,000 businesses, showing that 43% of East Anglian businesses operate an apprenticeship scheme, with 13% expecting to […]

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‘Skilled manpower in high demand in global market’ | The Nation

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/27-Mar-2012/-skilled-manpower-in-high-demand-in-global-market ‘Skilled manpower in high demand in global market’ ISLAMABAD – For the first time in Pakistan, the British Council on Monday held an International Conference on Employer Engagement and Entrepreneurship for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector for South Asia. Held under the Skills for Employability programme, the conference focused on the […]

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AoC survey finds schools providing ‘poor, limited or no access’ to vocational options | FE Week

http://feweek.co.uk/2012/03/27/study-shows-schools-restricting-pupils-access-to-alternative-education/ AoC survey finds schools providing ‘poor, limited or no access’ to vocational options Schools with sixth forms are restricting pupils’ access to information about alternative education options, according to a new study. The survey, conducted by the Association of Colleges (AoC), shows half of schools which have their own sixth forms are providing GCSE […]

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