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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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Why the obsession with academic degrees in this country must end

Why the obsession with academic degrees in this country must end | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The chair of the Education Select Committee wants to see a better balance between academic and technical qualifications.

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The Apprenticeship Levy: where are all the apprentices?

The Apprenticeship Levy: where are all the apprentices? | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The low volume of apprenticeships (down by 26% compared with 12 months ago) and the increasing gap between the government’s three million target and current levels is concerning for those involved in education and learning provision. So, what’s been going on and where’s it all heading?

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The Apprenticeship Levy: making it work for your leadership needs

The Apprenticeship Levy: making it work for your leadership needs | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

From the start, 2017 was dubbed a year of change. Whilst widespread political upheaval was a driving force behind this, significant change is rife elsewhere. In the UK, this year we’re seeing somewhat of a revolution when it comes to the skills agenda.

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HR Dilemma: Should unpaid internships be banned? 

HR Dilemma: Should unpaid internships be banned?  | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

A new report has found that the financial implications of an unpaid internship in London is over £1,000 a month – equating to at least £6,114 for a six-month unpaid placement.

Whilst travel and rent costs in the capital could be to blame, in Manchester, a six-month unpaid placement would cost an unpaid worker a minimum of £4,965 (around £827 a month).

The report, titled Internships – Unpaid, Unadvertised, Unfair - created by Sutton Trust social mobility charity, found that unpaid placements are making work experience unachievable for families on low and middle incomes.

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Apprenticeships explained: Upskill your workforce

Apprenticeships explained: Upskill your workforce | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Investing in apprentices is a sure-fire way to futureproof a business: providing the requisite skills, know-how and motivation to succeed, they also provide the chance to cherry-pick the best upcoming talent

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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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Apprenticeships seen as the Cinderella option for young people

Apprenticeships seen as the Cinderella option for young people | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

77% of parents agree that apprenticeships are given a much lower profile in society than university education.


85% of parents think it’s important that school leavers develop practical job skills alongside their academic skills.


Only 20% of parents felt they had enough knowledge to advise on apprenticeships while 54% felt schools did not provide enough information.

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UK leaders back apprenticeships for all ages  

UK leaders back apprenticeships for all ages   | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

88 percent of managers support the Apprenticeship Levy being spent on training for workers of all ages accross the UK.

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Apprenticeship levy: look beyond shaky start to see the skills opportunity

Apprenticeship levy: look beyond shaky start to see the skills opportunity | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Many firms have been daunted by the apprenticeship levy’s red tape, but the scheme remains a great opportunity to build a workforce for tomorrow

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The apprenticeship levy: Better guidance can unlock its business potential

The apprenticeship levy: Better guidance can unlock its business potential | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Fay Gibbin says don't give up on the apprenticeship levy - we just need to understand its benefits better.

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37% of businesses say apprentices will be top source of talent in 2018, survey finds

37% of businesses say apprentices will be top source of talent in 2018, survey finds | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

A third of businesses view apprentices as the most valuable source of emerging talent in 2018. That is according to a poll of over 2,000 senior HR professionals carried out by Alexander Mann Solutions.  

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Does the Apprenticeship Levy need fixing? - Accountancy Age

Does the Apprenticeship Levy need fixing? - Accountancy Age | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

As the levy celebrates its first birthday in April, we take a look at some of the teething problems it has faced and ways in which it can be successfully leveraged

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