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TRACOM Group | Seven Things You Need to Know About Social Learning

TRACOM Group | Seven Things You Need to Know About Social Learning | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it
Read “Seven Things You Need to Know About Social Learning” for a glimpse into tomorrow's training environment. - http://t.co/OiPILKIHb2

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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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The Apprenticeship Levy explained

The Apprenticeship Levy explained | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The Apprenticeship Levy supports the funding of apprenticeships. Though the levy came into effect in April 2017, there are still some myths floating around about just how much of an upheaval an apprenticeship can be

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63% of managers still haven’t heard of the apprenticeship levy 

63% of managers still haven’t heard of the apprenticeship levy  | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Shocking figures reveal extent of confusion, scepticism and unawareness surrounding apprenticeship levy.

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Five benefits of leadership and management apprenticeships

Five benefits of leadership and management apprenticeships | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Georgie Grogan believes in higher level apprenticeships in business. Here's why.

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The real benefits of the Apprenticeship Levy: The educator's view

The real benefits of the Apprenticeship Levy: The educator's view | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Gillian Saieva, head of business, finance and accounting at Southampton Solent University, oversees the management and leadership provision of higher and degree apprenticeships. Here's her insight on getting the most out of a collaboration between educators and employers

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Criticising the apprenticeship levy is easy, but we should give it a chance

Criticising the apprenticeship levy is easy, but we should give it a chance | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The start of 2018 has seen renewed criticism of the apprenticeship levy, with last year’s fall in apprenticeship starts being widely cited as evidence that it has become another business tax.

In fact, the levy represents a milestone in transforming the way employers access talent and how the post-18 education system operates for young people.

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Adult learners are vital to our skills strategy

Adult learners are vital to our skills strategy | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The government is taking positive steps on skills development, but adult learners must be attended to, says Ruth Spellman

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It’s productivity, not the Apprenticeship Levy, that’s the real problem

It’s productivity, not the Apprenticeship Levy, that’s the real problem | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

CMI’s Petra Wilton says the Apprenticeship Levy should be embraced for its efforts to boost productivity, not criticised for some early teething issues

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10 Free Tools to Help You Understand Your Social Media Audience

10 Free Tools to Help You Understand Your Social Media Audience | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it
Here's how to research your social media audience and know who your followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest are — for free.

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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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Why employers are choosing apprenticeships to unlock untapped talent

Why employers are choosing apprenticeships to unlock untapped talent | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Employers are realising the reward for investing in new skills and talent through apprenticeships

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Why an apprenticeship was the best decision

Why an apprenticeship was the best decision | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

As an alternative to the normal university route, apprenticeships are a perfect on-the-job alternative. An associate scientist for GSK reveals why it was the best option for her

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The Apprentice - You're hired!

The Apprentice - You're hired! | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Growing into a great career. After a year of 6th form, Jack Brooker knew that continuing on in school wasn’t his aspiration – he really wanted to start working and earning money. It was his cousin, Claire Pritchard, a member of the Medical Underwriting Team in Bristol, who encouraged him to apply at Canada Life. 

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Your competitors will be using the Apprenticeship Levy – don’t get left behind

Your competitors will be using the Apprenticeship Levy – don’t get left behind | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Jonathan Fitchew, CEO and Founder of training and recruitment specialist Pareto Law, explores recent survery results that indicate more businesses are seeing the benefits of the Apprenticeship Levy. He argues that those companies who have not yet signed up are missing a great opportunity – which their competitors are harnessing – to upskill their people and boost productivity.

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Gearing up for Winning Apprenticeships: 4 steps to drive talent

Gearing up for Winning Apprenticeships: 4 steps to drive talent | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

It has been three years since the first Apprenticeship Standards were published, and almost two-and-a-half since the idea of the Apprenticeship Levy was first announced in the Budget by George Osborne. In this time we have seen an explosion of new Standards coming to the market as employers in every sector respond to the key questions and opportunities created by this new landscape.

We came up with 4 key steps to make the most of the Degree Apprenticeships opportunities: Power, Partner, Plan and Perfect.

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Gearing up for Winning Apprenticeships: 4 steps to drive talent

Gearing up for Winning Apprenticeships: 4 steps to drive talent | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

It has been three years since the first Apprenticeship Standards were published, and almost two-and-a-half since the idea of the Apprenticeship Levy was first announced in the Budget by George Osborne. In this time we have seen an explosion of new Standards coming to the market as employers in every sector respond to the key questions and opportunities created by this new landscape.

We came up with 4 key steps to make the most of the Degree Apprenticeships opportunities: Power, Partner, Plan and Perfect.

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Further education transforms lives

Further education transforms lives | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

Our further education providers are crucial for challenging inequality and transforming lives in 21st century post-austerity Britain, say Vicky Duckworth and

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7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2018

7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2018 | Apprenticeships & Adult Education | Scoop.it

The world of marketing has changed substantially over the past several years. These changes are mostly driven by trends in consumer behavior and preferences, particularly among young people. Getting exposure to members of Gen Z means that companies and marketing agencies alike have had to switch communication channels and refocus on what’s important to young consumers.

Customer engagement through social media platforms like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram has become a crucial component of any successful marketing strategy. As the world of social media marketing changes quickly, it’s important to stay up to date on trends in the industry so that you can create the most successful engagement strategy possible. Here are 7 trends in social media marketing that will dominate in 2018.

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