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    Flexible apprenticeships consultation launched

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency has launched a consultation on the new ‘flexible’ apprenticeship, announced in the budget, and… The post Flexible apprenticeships consultation launched appeared first on Personnel Today. Source Article More

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    BBC plans to move more jobs out of London

    The BBC’s Salford HQ Gordon Bell / Shutterstock.com The BBC has revealed plans to shift hundreds of jobs in key departments out of London and invest in local reporting jobs and apprenticeships. Under proposals that its 22,000 employees were briefed on today, roles will be moved out of the capital and into towns and cities […] More

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    New ‘flexi’ apprenticeships to be announced in budget

    Apprentices will be able to train with multiple employers in the same sectorShutterstock Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a new ‘flexi-job’ apprenticeship in Wednesday’s budget that will allow apprentices to work with a number of different employers in their chosen sector. The new scheme forms part of £126 million in additional funding for traineeships in […] More

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    CIPD: Apprenticeship levy has failed

    Shutterstock England’s apprenticeship levy has failed on every measure, the CIPD has said in a strongly worded statement stemming from an analysis of the policy’s performance. Without significant reform, said the HR body, it will undermine investment in skills and economic recovery. The institute stated that “reforming the levy to a broader, more flexible training […] More

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    AXA launches data analytics academy for apprentices

    Fifty-four apprentices at AXA UK are building skills in data analyticsgeogphotos /Alamy Stock Photo Insurance company AXA is to invest £800,000 in a data academy to build skills in data analytics. Fifty-four apprentices at AXA UK are currently enrolled in a data analytics apprenticeship which is being delivered by professional learning provider Avado. The company […] More

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    Which apprenticeships are worst affected by Covid-19?

    Photo: PA Images The Covid crisis has seen apprenticeship starts in the UK fall by 46 percentage points overall in 2020, compared with 2019, with the worst affected sectors being health and social care, business management and hospitality. A survey of apprenticeships by Small Business Prices, published to mark Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February, 2021), also […] More

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    Unilever to require all suppliers to pay living wage

    BYonkruud / Shutterstock.com Unilever will require all of its suppliers to pay their staff a ‘living wage’, and has committed to developing the skills of millions of people in its own workforce and beyond. The company, which is behind major brands including Marmite and Dove, will require anyone that provides goods and services to the […] More

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    Employers to have key role in developing local skills

    Shutterstock Employers will have a central role in shaping technical education to ensure the workforce has the skills businesses need, the government has pledged in its Skills for Jobs white paper. The white paper, published today, sets out the government’s plans for delivering its Lifetime Skills Guarantee and for reforming the post-16 education system, so […] More

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