Real Business columnist Charlie Mullins discusses some shocking figures around the apprenticeship levy.
When it comes to learning, there’s a nice little pearl of wisdom I often use when talking about apprentices. It goes: “Tell someone three times and they might remember, show them once and they won’t forget”.
While full employment may seem a laudable goal, in nearly achieving it the UK has added to the pressure on SME’s to find the right staff, with the right attitude, and the right skill set.
Some businesses, including coffee chains and high street retailers, are using the Apprenticeship Levy in ways which it wasn’t designed for.
Up and down the country last week, businesses of all shapes and sizes celebrated the importance of National Apprenticeship Week 2018
With the first week in March marking National Apprenticeship Week 2018, serial entrepreneur Jan Cavelle identifies why Britain has never needed a super-strong apprenticeship system so badly, and why it should follow France’s lead.
The freefall in the number of new apprentices is one of the most depressing statistics I have read in a long time.
When I was a kid, there was an air of exclusivity that came with having a degree, much of which came from the fact that they were only accessible to well-off families who could afford to send their children to university.
Apprenticeships have gained a lot of press coverage in recent years, with many headlines wondering aloud if they could be the answer to solving the skills gap in the UK.
Regular readers of my column and, to be frank, most people who know anything about me, are aware of how passionate I am about apprenticeships.
With the skills shortage across the UK putting pressure on companies to recruit the right staff, it’s perhaps not surprising that permanent starting salaries rose at a sharp and accelerated rate.
Opening new sites and growing the company meant John Savage has had no alternative but to step back at times – something he’s found progressively easier.