More businesses need to develop cyber and digital skills, with digital apprenticeships increasingly seen as a viable and worthwhile solution read more ..
As Robert Halfon takes over the skills brief from departed Nick Boles, a range of sector welcomes his appointment read more ..
As responsibility for skills shifts from business to education, observers welcome the possibility of a joined up and coherent approach to tying up skills provision with education policy and business needs
With cyber crime on the increase, the urgency of developing the right type of skills in the workforce is becoming irresistible, a new study finds.
Scottish Skills minister reiterates commitment to a 'distinctly Scottish approach' to levy introduction, promising consultation with Westminster and UK employers
Survey reveals perceptions of apprenticeship among parents and young people remain stubbornly skeptical, with more work needed to address concerns
Two year tenure as skills minister ends after new PM installed - Boles delivered the launch of the apprentice levy
One of the UK's Big Four supermarkets becomes the first to sign the Young Women's Trust pledge aiming to get more young women into training
Revenue and Carillion confirm their commitment to apprenticeships by expanding legal training contracts
BIS report based on the work of Lord Sainsburys skills panel welcomed by independent educational charity as well as leading employer groups
Open University calls for greater support for firms looking to develop and train their workers, with smaller businesses particularly in need of help
Landmark report seeks to streamline and standardise the delivery of technical skills to post-16 learners, with a new unitary awarding body and greater alignment between technical colleges and apprenticeships
Nectar confirms that apprenticeships will take their place at its next small business awards
Education select committee takes unusual step of raising concerns over Education Secretary's pick for Ofsted head, highlighting Amanda Spielman's lack of teaching expertise, among other issues.
Invoice finance firm deepens ties with small manufacturers by part funding apprenticeships at Advanced Manufacturing facility in Birmingham
BIS Committee critical of current careers advice regime, urges more clarity, greater collaboration with employers and an equalising of academic and vocational routes.
Barclays apprentice lead applauds Get in Go Far but says more must be done to promote training schemes beyond traditional 18-24 demographic to include older workers and those with disabilities