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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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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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Why Gen-Y needs your help

25 Sep

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      GenY200x233Another academic year has started, and students around the world are settling into dorm rooms and cracking the spines of new textbooks. But as they clock hours at the library in the hopes that their degree will get them jobs they love, a blog post entitled: “Why Gen-Y Yuppies Are Unhappy”, published on The Huffington Post, is making the rounds on Facebook, telling them that their dreams are misinformed, their generation delusional and entitled. Is Gen-Y lost like everyone says?

      New grad blues

      I was born in 1986, right in the middle of Gen-Y (roughly defined as those who were born between 1976 and 2000). After graduating from university, I entered the job market in 2008, a year into the global economic crisis. I jumped in to a hands-on, post-graduate programme a year later, mostly for the work experience it provided. I spent six months completing unpaid internships, but I never felt angry that I wasn’t getting the job I ‘deserved’, as the above article suggests is characteristic of Gen-Y. I was genuinely worried about how I would support myself and build a life the way my parents and grandparents had before me. Read the rest of this entry »

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