Posts Tagged ‘National Apprenticeship Week’


It’s time we start learning from our apprentices say the heads of L&D at Argos, Barclays and BT.

If you’ve been anywhere near the business press (or this blog) you’ll already know that it’s National Apprenticeship Week – and you’ll hopefully know some of the benefits apprenticeships bring. How they can plug skills gaps, boost business growth and should, in time, play a critical part in reducing youth unemployment.

But at the annual Voice of Apprenticeships Conference held yesterday, another fascinating and lesser-known benefit came to light – what apprentices teach us about digital capability. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apprenticeships are on the rise. The past five years have seen a marked increase in the creation of apprenticeship schemes with greater government investment and more and more organisations wising up to the business benefits that apprentices can deliver. The past few years have also seen apprenticeships evolve with the introduction of Higher Apprenticeships; these offer the equivalent of a university degree, providing a work-based learning route into professions which have traditionally been the preserve of graduates. Read the rest of this entry »

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The issue of future talent is near and dear to us at Changeboard – our CEO is also the CEO of plotr, a career website for 11-to-24-year olds, and Changeboard covers the issue extensively in our print magazine and our blog.

Now in its seventh year, National Apprenticeship Week starts on March 3 and aims to raise awareness about the importance of youth employment in the UK. Apprenticeship schemes have grown in their popularity over the last few years, but we would like to hear what you think. Read the rest of this entry »

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