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Helping Government reforms achieve high quality apprenticeships

At our roundtable with Policy Exchange yesterday, the Skills Minister, Nick Boles, set out a thorough and clear set of reforms he is driving forward to ensure that the 3million apprenticeship target is met through high quality.  He rightly says that the levy is a game-changer and I share his excitement about how this will draw […]

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Customer Relations Apprenticeship Success

Our Customer Relations Apprentices have been working with Profound since September, and have progressed massively since! Josh Lincoln, Louise O’Hare and Kallum Fisher work within the Business Development Department, as the ‘foundations’ of new business for Profound. […] http://www.profoundservices.com/blog-post/207/customer-relations-apprenticeship-success

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Apprenticeship numbers drop in over 30 constituencies, new figures reveal

The number of apprenticeship starts in more than 30 constituencies across England has fallen year-on-year, according to new figures. While the overall number of apprenticeship starts in England rose by 14 per cent to 499,900 in 2014-15, new research published by the House of Commons Library reveals that in 34 constituencies, there was a fall in the number […]

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Profound – Tips for completing an apprenticeship application form

When completing an apprenticeship application form, there are mistakes to be avoided to help you achieve your dream job. Make sure you avoid these blunders. Use the correct contact details – getting caught out with one of the most school boy errors can hinder your Apprenticeship job opportunity! Make sure you double check your contact […]

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SFA Comms Update 2015

In the latest issue of Communications Update, the Skills Funding Agency’s monthly newsletter designed for marketing, communications and business development staff in colleges and other training organisations, topics include: Advanced Learner Loans Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Fact Sheet Regional National Apprenticeship Awards 2015: Winners Future Apprenticeships Support Programme Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme The Apprenticeship […]

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Profound – Profound’s apprentice Josh blogs about his search for employment

As I was leaving school, I felt stuck and theoretically trapped in terms that I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I spent more time pondering my future than actually focusing on my exams. When I left school I was unemployed and I felt like a sponge and a financial drain on my parents. […]

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Profound – Sky Jackson flies from Traineeship to Apprenticeship

Congratulations to Sky Jackson, who has successfully gained an Apprenticeship with Profound Services after completing her Traineeship! […] http://www.profoundservices.com/blog-post/196/sky-jackson-flies-from-traineeship-to-apprenticeship 

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Apprenticeships. Channel 4 puts the boot in

As ever thanks to Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley for continuing to expose the ‘apprenticeships’ charade, supported in this instance by Channel Four. Some three years after  the BBC’s  Panorama  dramatically exposed the misuse of apprenticeship funding by the supermarket chain Morrison; this week’s Channel 4 Dispatches provided further disturbing evidence of how young people […]

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Apprenticeship levy griping

Every Autumn statement or Budget announcement delivers a lot for newspapers to spin and economists to pore over. November’s effort introduced one new “levy” (read: tax) specifically to be used to meet the Government target of 3 million apprenticeship starts before the end of the parliament. The Apprenticeship Levy will, from April 2017 to 2020, raise […]

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FE funding: less bad than feared but still very tough

Brian Creese. You cannot deny the political cleverness of the Chancellor. A week on from the Spending Review people are still shaking their heads at how much less bad it was than they feared. Many are already sitting down to plan the next five years given that, unless those billions slip back behind the sofa […]

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