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Schools’ plan for no-degree teaching apprenticeship route sent to government

A group of schools planning an “entirely vocational pathway” to qualified teacher status (QTS) has sought the backing of government for its new apprenticeship. […] http://schoolsweek.co.uk/schools-plan-for-no-degree-teaching-apprenticeship-route-sent-to-government/?

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Universities must offer more apprenticeships, Sheffield vice-chancellor says

Comments by Sir Keith Burnett follows criticisms from business minister than some universities held a ‘snobbish’ attitude to the courses. UK universities must offer more degree apprenticeships in science and engineering, the vice-chancellor of the University of Sheffield will argue at the Council for the Defence of British Universities’ annual lecture. […] https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/universities-must-offer-more-apprenticeships-sheffield-vice-chancellor-says?

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The NHS is creating 100,000 apprenticeship opportunities for young people to work in the health sector.

The NHS will create 100,000 apprenticeships – almost 7 times the current number – across the country by 2020, offering opportunities to thousands of young people who want a career in the health sector. […] https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-nhs-apprenticeships?utm_content=buffereb2a6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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New targets for public sector in ‘apprenticeships revolution’

Plans to make public sector employers take on more apprentices were announced today by skills minister Nick Boles. The Enterprise Bill proposes that public bodies with at least 250 employees would be required to ensure that a minimum of 2.3 per cent of their recruits each year are apprentices. […] https://www.tes.com/news/further-education/breaking-news/new-targets-public-sector-apprenticeships-revolution?

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Ministers call on public sector to open doors to apprentices

A resounding call was today (25 January 2016) heard throughout the corridors of Whitehall and local government offices as plans to make public sector employers take on more apprentices were announced today by Skills Minister Nick Boles, in a consultation on new measures to ensure apprentices make up more than 2.3% of the workforce in […]

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Apprentices plan requires public bodies to enforce 2.3% workforce quota

New proposals to ensure apprentices make up more than 2.3% of the workforce in public bodies in England, have been announced by the Government. A consultation is being launched on plans to make public sector employers take on more apprentices, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills said. […] https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/pipe/814702/apprentices-plan-requires-public-bodies-to-enforce-2-3-workforce-quota/? 

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Oxford City Learning careers fair in Cowley highlights benefits of apprenticeships

A DRIVE to encourage youngsters to take an apprenticeship after they leave school was high on the agenda of a two-day careers fair. This year’s Oxford City Learning (OCL) careers fest, which finished yesterday, held at Mini’s Cowley Plant, aimed to inspire youngsters with different career choices. […] http://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/14218500.Careers_fair_highlights_benefits_of_apprenticeships/?

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More young people choose apprenticeships as choices grow

There have been over 150,000 starts across England, with every region seeing at least 11,000 apprenticeships started in the last quarter. In addition, more young people are benefitting from traineeships which provide the essential skills and experience needed to prepare for an apprenticeship or other job. […] http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/more-young-people-choose-apprenticeships-as-choices-grow/?

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Apprenticeships: AELP warns over slow pace of growth

But the government insists target of 3 million new starts is on track The number of apprenticeships is “not growing at a pace we would like”, the Association of Employment and Leaning Providers (AELP) has warned, with sluggish progress among 19- to 24-year-olds a particular cause for concern. […] https://www.tes.com/news/further-education/breaking-news/apprenticeships-aelp-warns-over-slow-pace-growth?

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Nicky Morgan vows to tackle ‘snobbery’ over apprenticeships

The Education Secretary has pledged to tackle “outdated snobbery” towards apprenticeships through the introduction of a new law requiring schools to allow access to apprentice providers and colleges. […] http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/nicky-morgan-vows-to-tackle-snobbery-over-apprenticeships-34391475.html?

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