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5 Things to Know About Taking on an Apprentice

5 Things to Know About Taking on an Apprentice | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Taking on an apprentice differs in a few ways from hiring an employee, as apprentices need more in the way o

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Cultivating a company culture fit for apprentices

Cultivating a company culture fit for apprentices | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Apprenticeships offer a practical solution to the UK skills shortage, but their reputation means many organisations aren’t taking advantage of them. Before we can realise the benefits, we must first create a culture in which apprenticeships can thrive.

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Mind the (skills) gap - getting the most from the Apprenticeship Levy

Mind the (skills) gap - getting the most from the Apprenticeship Levy | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Apprenticeships are crucial to fuelling the economy with skilled, adaptable employees, particularly with the introduction of degree apprenticeships. They build better links between academia and business and help students to learn practical workplace capabilities - both related to their specific area of study, and softer skills; like critical thinking, independent learning - and even people management.

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Apprenticeship levy: reform is not the answer

Apprenticeship levy: reform is not the answer | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

the use of the apprenticeships levy for higher level qualifications is a ‘mislabelling’ of courses, according to the recent Reform think-tank report (The great training robbery: assessing the first year of the apprenticeship levy, April 2018), but they couldn’t be more wrong. To many, this looks like an outsider’s view, remote from the realities of business needs.

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Manufacturers call for more time to use apprenticeship levy funds

Manufacturers call for more time to use apprenticeship levy funds | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The Government should extend the timeframe employers have to spend their apprenticeship levy funds from 24 to 48 months – the average length of an engineering apprenticeship – to avoid manufacturing businesses losing their apprenticeship funding.

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How Apprenticeships Can Help Improve Mental Health

How Apprenticeships Can Help Improve Mental Health | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Apprenticeships have long been a powerful catalyst for economic and social change, helping improve the life chances of often vulnerable youngsters and those with little in the terms of career prospects. By giving people a chance, responsibility, freedom and some money in their pocket, apprenticeships can be an invaluable way to improve mental health and wellbeing.

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Will the apprenticeship levy ever work?

Will the apprenticeship levy ever work? | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

To many employers, it is over-bureaucratic and imperfect, but with just 12 months left to spend their funds, how can they ensure it still delivers value?

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New levy makes heavy work of hiring apprentices  

New levy makes heavy work of hiring apprentices   | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The first year of the initiative has left companies confused and fearing they may lose money

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What do apprenticeships in 2018 look like?

What do apprenticeships in 2018 look like? | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Apprenticeships are having a bit of a moment. Gone are the days when being an apprentice meant leaving your home and living alongside your master mentor. Now they are a mix of practical skills, qualifications and work experience.

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The Apprenticeship Levy: a radical reform of the UK skills map

The Apprenticeship Levy: a radical reform of the UK skills map | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Think of it as a skills levy, not an Apprenticeship Levy, argues Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director of City & Guilds Group.

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Apprenticeships – not just for carpenters?

Apprenticeships – not just for carpenters? | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Apprenticeships that are business-focused can give you the edge. So why not use the Apprenticeship Levy to develop your managers and leaders?

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How apprenticeships can drive digital transformation in your organisation

How apprenticeships can drive digital transformation in your organisation | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Apprenticeships could bridge the digital skills gap and help drive transformation in your business. Don't miss out on this trick.

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Is the Apprenticeship Levy killing apprenticeships?

Is the Apprenticeship Levy killing apprenticeships? | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The Apprenticeship Levy marked its first birthday in May this year. However there seems little to celebrate in what has become regarded by many as simply a further tax on companies trying to survive during challenging times.

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What’s going wrong with the apprenticeship levy?

What’s going wrong with the apprenticeship levy? | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

More than a year after the apprenticeship levy came into effect, most agree that it is not going according to plan. Melanie Stancliffe provides a summary of what the apprenticeship levy was supposed to achieve and how it is failing to deliver.

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Apprenticeship Levy: why UK businesses are losing out on £1 billion in funds and how to turn this around

Apprenticeship Levy: why UK businesses are losing out on £1 billion in funds and how to turn this around | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it
The Apprenticeship Levy is being underused by UK businesses at the moment but, with a few tweaks, it could offer massive benefits to a lot of organisations.
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The CMI and BCC: ten urgent reforms needed to transform the apprenticeship landscape 

The CMI and BCC: ten urgent reforms needed to transform the apprenticeship landscape  | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

THE CHARTERED MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE AND BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE HAVE UNVEILED A 10-POINT PLAN TO MAKE THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY WORK FOR ALL

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Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that automation and artificial intelligence can bring to the economy — and to society more broadly, if these technologies are used to tackle major issues such as fighting disease and tackling climate change. But we also note some critical challenges that need to be overcome. Foremost among them: a massive shift in the skills that we will need in the workplace in the future.

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One year on: How to make the levy work

One year on: How to make the levy work | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

With reports of the apprenticeship levy failing to deliver, Chris Wood sets out how the government might tackle the problem.

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  Is  the fall in apprenticeship starts a cause for alarm, or a “wait and see”?  

  Is  the fall in apprenticeship starts a cause for alarm, or a “wait and see”?   | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Apprenticeship starts for the current academic year were 25% lower than those for 2016-2017. Does this mean that recent reforms of the system aren’t working?

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CMI calls on government to stand firm on apprenticeship levy one year on - CMI

CMI calls on government to stand firm on apprenticeship levy one year on - CMI | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The Government has been urged to give employers greater clarity on how to activate Apprenticeship Levy funding and commit to reversing falling apprenticeship starts figures

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The five-minute management idea: a government-funded skills boost - 

The five-minute management idea: a government-funded skills boost -  | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

SMES CAN NOW BENEFIT FROM THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY AND INVEST IN DIGITAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

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– Do apprenticeships increase earnings?

– Do apprenticeships increase earnings? | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Is there an earnings differential for starting an apprenticeship over and above the pay of young people who have already had a full-time school or college-based education? Our research looks at people who finished their GCSE exams in 2003 and who were therefore 28 years of age in 2015. We use administrative data to follow them from 2003 through their education and into the labour market.

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The Apprenticeship Levy: Success or failure?

The Apprenticeship Levy: Success or failure? | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Gareth Jones sees a positive future for the Apprenticeship Levy.

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How to make the most of the Apprenticeship levy | Resourcing | HR Grapevine

How to make the most of the Apprenticeship levy | Resourcing | HR Grapevine | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

According to new research from ILM, which looked at the training budgets and preferences of 1,000 UK HR decision makers, 58% of middle and senior managers would be unwilling to be seen as an apprentice, citing the “reputation and image” of apprenticeships (53%) and the implication it means they need additional support (41%) as the main reasons for this.

However, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the valuable opportunities that the apprenticeship system presents and understand how UK businesses, can benefit from the new system.

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