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Apprenticeship levy signals new age for skills training

New levy doubles annual investment in apprenticeships

Today welcomes in the biggest shake-up of skills in a generation as the apprenticeship levy comes into force. 

The levy will require all employers in the UK with an annual wage bill of at least £3 million to pay 0.5% of it to go towards funding apprenticeships. 

This money will be invested to provide quality training opportunities for apprentices and double the annual investment in apprenticeships in England to £2.5bn by 2019 to 2020, compared to investment from 2010 to 2011. 

Employers in England can set up an online account to manage their funds and invest in training for apprentices that are working for them. There are around 100 accounts being set up every day. 

New apprenticeship register announced to help young people "climb the ladder of opportunity"

Government announces new apprenticeship

Some of the nation's leading training providers have been highlighted in a new register published by the Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency. 

This register was created to enable people to find out more about different apprenticeships schemes and ensure they are receiving training with a top-quality provider. 

It also means that the trainers who are providing the courses tailor teaching to the needs of the apprentices and the requirements of the business they work in. 

UK firms increasingly embrace apprenticeships as part of recruitment policy

As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, new figures have been released highlighting just how popular the scheme has become in recent years. 

New research from AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has found that almost half (48%) of UK businesses have taken on an apprentice in the last five years.

The study shows that apprenticeships can act as a catalyst for young people looking for a quick route into employment, and the majority of businesses believe apprenticeships are on the up. 

More than three quarters (77%) of British businesses think that young people will consider other routes into employment than university, including apprenticeships, over the next five years. 

Institute for Apprenticeships reveals operational plan

Details on how millions of top-quality apprenticeships will be delivered over the next three years have been revealed today as the Institute for Apprenticeships sets out its operationas300_k1e8325edit.jpgl plan. 

The government announcement to create three million apprenticeships by 2020 has been supported by the creation of the Institute, which will begin work in April this year to make that bid a reality. 

This plan also announces the names of the eight board members appointed to run the institute, who will largely be made up of employers, business leaders and their representatives. 

Apprenticeships ‘on the menu’ as Mitchells & Butlers launch new video series at The Skills Show 2016

Apprenticeships ‘on the menu’ as Mitchells & Butlers launch new video series at The Skills Show 2016

Mitchells & Butlers plc, the company behind leading pub and restaurant brands such as All Bar One, Harvester, Miller & Carter, Toby Carvery, Browns and Sizzling Pubs inspired school leavers at last week’s Skills Show, giving future school leavers an interactive experience and showcasing the opportunities that a career in hospitality can offer.

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Apprenticeships ‘on the menu’ for Mitchells & Butlers at The Skills Show 2016

 

The Skills Show 2016

Mitchells & Butlers plc, the company behind leading pub and restaurant brands such as All Bar One, Harvester, Miller & Carter, Toby Carvery, Browns and Sizzling Pubs is mixing up its attendance at The Skills Show, to give future school leavers an interactive experience and showcase the possibilities a career in hospitality can offer.

Mesma’s QA resource drives change at training provider TPM

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One of first adopters of an online quality assurance resource has seen the benefits of shifting from time-consuming paper-based SARs to Ofsted-ready information at the press of a button.

TPM (Training Plus Merseyside) Ltd provides training and apprenticeships in business and administration, hairdressing and early years’ teaching and helps more than 200 learners a year achieve nationally recognised qualifications and secure full time employment.

The Liverpool-based firm has seen the benefits of using new developments as part of its approach to learning and training provision, so it was among the first in the independent training sector to adopt new quality assurance technology from online specialists Mesma.