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9 ways the Apprenticeship Levy has changed Britain - CMI

THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY IS HAVING A DRAMATIC EFFECT ON VOCATIONAL TRAINING
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Making apprenticeships work for you

Making apprenticeships work for you | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The first three quarters of 2017/18 saw 119,500 people start on apprenticeships – according to government figures – more than ten times higher than in the same period the previous year. 

While this sounds like a lot, the Government sees room for improvement. Indeed, Chancellor Philip Hammond’s recent changes to the apprenticeship levy are aimed at providing flexibility for businesses so they can take full advantage of the benefits of employing apprentices.

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Parents favour degree apprenticeships over university CMI study reveals  

Parents favour degree apprenticeships over university CMI study reveals   | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS ATTRACT A SURGE IN SUPPORT FROM PARENTS

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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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Are apprenticeships failing young people? | HRreview

Almost half of apprentices are in debt (47 per cent) and one in five of those who finished their apprenticeship in the past two years is now out of work, which shows that high numbers of apprenticeships are failing, according to a new Young Women’s Trust report, The real cost of an apprenticeship: are young women paying the price?.

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Getting the best out of the Apprenticeship Levy  

Getting the best out of the Apprenticeship Levy   | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

In April 2017, the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced to ensure that there was a long-term investment in apprenticeship training: enabling employers to plug skills gaps, recruit new talent and improve the abilities of their current and future staff through work-based learning. 

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Sentenced to life-long learning - and what a great thing it is

Sentenced to life-long learning - and what a great thing it is | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Life-long learning doesn't just happen – time needs to be carved out and motivation needs to be sustained. Have you got what it takes?

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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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