In light of the recent A-levels results fiasco, it’s time for Boris and employers to make good on the promise for an apprenticeship for every young person in the UK, says Charlie Mullins.
Last week’s ground-breaking move by the chancellor to pay employers to save young workers from long-term unemployment may be significant but will it help in the long run? Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins explores.
Offering vocational training and apprenticeships are necessary to boost our economy, and in no way are they a second-best option for workers or businesses.
In the week when our lives are going to be consumed by the General Election, I wanted to look at something a little bit more inspirational – the rise in the number of apprenticeships.
This is what’s going wrong in the UK economy (aside from Brexit) including a damaged investments sector, stalled infrastructure plans and SMEs struggling to offer apprenticeships.
For many years, university was the bastion of social prestige, academic achievement, and prospective economic success for young people. But this is starting to change due to the many failings of the university system, including the fact that the acquisition of a degree no longer guarantees a well-paid and stable job. So – is earning while you learn the answer? Let’s talk apprenticeships…
SMEs which value their apprentice programme will reap the greatest rewards and stand a much better chance of retaining their people once those apprenticeships come to an end.
Saying you’re supporting apprenticeships is no longer enough. Here’s how to actually make a difference (and boost your business performance in the process), according to Civica’s Hamish Munro.
Recruiting and retaining team members is a key priority for any firm. Yet in the media we hear endless stories about employee morale and loyalty being at an all-time low, with many looking around for new opportunities.
Where ministers want to give the Apprenticeship Levy time to find its feet, Charlie Mullins is calling for complete change in a system that’s inefficient and unworkable.
Up and down the country last week, businesses of all shapes and sizes celebrated the importance of National Apprenticeship Week 2018
The freefall in the number of new apprentices is one of the most depressing statistics I have read in a long time.