Articles tagged Apprenticeships

Government publish Traineeship Framework for 16-24 year olds

First published on Tue, May 14, 2013.

The government has published the Framework for Delivery of its new Traineeship programme, designed to prepare young people to progress into employment or an Apprenticeship. The programme will commence in August 2013 for students aged 16-19 and will be extended to young people up to 24 in due course. Purpose...

UKCES report calls for radical shift in recruitment practice

First published on Thu, April 11, 2013.

A recent report published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills highlights the difficulties faced by young people seeking jobs in the UK. Scaling the Youth Employment Challenge, available here, has outlined a “Catch 22 situation” faced by many jobseekers, who are shut out of the jobs market because...

The Future of Apprenticeships in England: next steps from the Richard Review

First published on Fri, March 15, 2013.

The government have this week issued their response to the Richard Review of Apprenticeships, launching a formal consultation alongside. The Richard Review was commissioned by BIS and led by social entrepreneur Doug Richard. It sets out to ask what the apprenticeship system should look like in the future in order...

Government responds to select committee review of apprenticeships system

First published on Fri, January 25, 2013.

The Government have today issued a response to a review of the apprenticeships system published by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee in November last year. The report recommended that funding should be simplified and suggested that alternative delivery mechanisms such as Group Training Associations should be developed with support from...

Education Committee Inquiry into Careers Guidance for Young People

First published on Thu, January 24, 2013.

The Education Act 2011 introduced a statutory duty on schools in England to secure access to independent, impartial careers guidance for their pupils in years 9–11. This paper is the result of an inquiry - to which Creative & Cultural Skills submitted written evidence - held by the Education Committee...

New Traineeship to Help Young People into Apprenticeships and Employment Announced

First published on Thu, January 10, 2013.

Skills Minister Matt Hancock today set out new plans for a Government Traineeship Programme to help young people in England aged 18-24 prepare for the world of work. The programme, which will be funded by the Department for Education and BIS, will offer a flexible and tailored programme of work...

Richard Review of Apprenticeships is Published

First published on Tue, November 27, 2012.

The Richard Review was commissioned by BIS and led by social entrepreneur Doug Richard. It sets out to ask what the apprenticeship system should look like in the future in order to meet the needs of the changing economy. The Review, to which Creative & Cultural Skills submitted evidence, sets...

New report reveals growth for UK heritage crafts

First published on Thu, November 22, 2012.

A major new study of England’s Heritage Craft sector is published today, 22 November, with key findings presented at the launch of the Craft Skills Awards in London. The report entitled, ‘Mapping Heritage Craft’ reveals that: • The total annual turnover generated by the Heritage Craft sector is £10.8 billion,...

BIS Select Committee Report - Apprenticeships

First published on Mon, November 12, 2012.

This report is the result of an eleven month government enquiry into apprenticeships and highlights the need for urgent reform to many aspects of the apprenticeship system, from government policy, delivery and funding, the engagement of apprentices and employers to quality and value for money. It gathers evidence from a...

New Government Apprenticeship Figures Published

First published on Tue, October 16, 2012.

New statistics published by the Government reveal that the number of adult learners participating in government-funded further education declined by 11% between the 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years. The number obtaining a qualification in this same time period declined by 12%. Meanwhile, the number of adult learners starting apprenticeships increased...

The Holt Review is Published

First published on Fri, September 07, 2012.

Creative & Cultural Skills welcomes publication of the Holt Review: Making Apprenticeships More Accessible to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, published on 29 August 2012. Led by jeweller and entrepreneur Jason Holt, the report assesses how the apprenticeship system can be made more responsive to the needs of small and medium-sized...

The Richard Review of Apprenticeships: Call for Evidence

First published on Tue, July 17, 2012.

Creative & Cultural Skills is playing an active role in a new, independent evaluation of the Apprenticeship system led by social entrepreneur, Doug Richard. The Richard Review will take a medium to long term look at apprenticeships in England and will help inform the Government’s future apprenticeship strategy. Creative &...