Although there has been much talk about business rates and tax cuts, possibly one of the almost important announcements was that of a new apprenticeship system.
While most people were focused on the contents of George Osborne’s little red briefcase last week, it was good to also see that youth unemployment had dropped by 29,000, its lowest level since 2011.
Apprentices are a key part of closing the skills gap in tech and digital businesses, argues UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones.
Almost half of UK businesses (44 per cent) plan on taking apprentices in the next five years, according to new research released today to mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week.
SMEs are planning to create thousands of new apprenticeships in the next year, according to new research by the Institute of Commercial Mangement (ICM).
With the government continuing to raise the profile of apprenticeships, an increasing number of businesses may be thinking about investing in an apprentice.
One in five apprenticeships lasted less than six months last year. Sixty-eight per cent of apprenticeships went to over-25s. Britain offers fewer apprenticeships per 1,000 workers than France or Germany. What’s going wrong?
Skills minister John Hayes has today announced a package of new measures to make it easier for employers to take on large numbers of apprentices.
The government wants UK plc to take on 100,000 more apprentices by 2014, Vince Cable will announce today.