Posts tagged with ‘apprenticeships’

  • Hammond got sums wrong on skills – says BESA

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    The Chancellor might be in the builders’ ‘good books’ following the Budget, but he has missed an open goal on skills, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Philip Hammond has been widely praised for his pledge to build 300,000 new homes a year supported by £44 billion of capital funding, loans and guarantees. The Chancellor’s support for SMEs […]
  • Scottish electrical apprenticeship numbers rise for fifth year

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    An air of confidence in Scotland’s electrical sector has led to the fifth year-on-year increase in the number of apprentices attracted to the industry, according to SELECT, the industry’s campaigning trade body. A combination of greater employment opportunities, and increased optimism regarding future employability has meant a 6% increase in electrical apprenticeship numbers, with 750 people signed up to begin […]
  • Engineering firm’s top five tips for taking on apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week

    By Debbie Eales on March 6, 2017
    Midlands-based engineering firm, adi Group, is sharing the knowledge it has gained since launching the UK’s first pre-apprenticeship scheme for 14-16 year olds, with the aim of encouraging other businesses to provide more opportunities for young people. The scheme, launched in September 2016, involves 12 secondary school students attending adi Group’s Birmingham workshop for half a day each week. Running […]