Editor’s note: As a part of this week’s National Apprenticeship Week, The Open University has produced a research report on the role of apprenticeships in helping the UK build back better as the pandemic eases. There are some interesting stats here. It looks like employers are keen to invest in apprenticeships to help develop future skills.
Editor’s note: Next week (4-8 March 2019) is National Apprenticeship Week and the UK government has put together some resources to help employers get involved and to promote what they are doing with apprenticeships. If you have apprentices, then find out how you can celebrate them and their work.
Editor’s note: Training company DPG has carried out research into managers’ perceptions of apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy. The results make for sobering reading. For example, 63% of respondents still hadn’t heard of the levy 11 months after its implementation.
Employers rate apprentices as 15% more employable than those with other qualifications, according to ICM…
Editor’s note: The Observer’s Will Hutton on why apprenticeships are important for the UK, employers and learners and why they have an image problem right now. This week is national Apprenticeship Week, by the way.