New report reveals genuine concerns among industry over growing digital skills gap, with UK firms more worried about vulnerabilities brought on by lack of qualified experts.
Ninth iteration of the CBI/Pearson Skills reveals growing demand for skills, concerns over government policy and increased urgency for clarity over how the apprentice will impact businesses of every size
Awarding organisation NCFE recently carried out research to establish parents' attitudes to apprenticeships. Buoyed by the success of National Apprenticeship Week, it appears that attitudes towards apprenticeships are on the up.
Students taking on apprenticeships demonstrate and learn a number of transferable skills, often demanding the ability to multitask. But, it turns out that trying to focus on too many things at once can be detrimental to learning and achievement.
It’s been nearly seven months since David Cameron announced the rollout of flagship degree apprenticeships. Hear from some of the UK's biggest firms and find out how the apprentices have improved their business.
Retailers are constantly hiring apprentices to improve their workforces and plug the UK’s skills gap. In this video from Learndirect and Retail Week, hear from some of the largest traders in the UK as they reveal the benefits of apprenticeship schemes.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has released a new survey that reveals employer's concerns over the apprenticeship levy, with companies fearing that the government is sacrificing quality over quantity.
The managing director of a nationally recognised skills group has praised the government for raising the national minimum wage for apprentices, but has urged employers to pay their young recruits a higher amount.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has released an impact assessment document which summarises the effects of protecting the term ‘apprenticeship’ on UK businesses.
According to a new poll, female apprentices earn just £4.82 an hour compared with £5.85 an hour for male apprentices meaning a young woman working 35 hours a week will be £2,000 worse off over the course of a year.