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AELP welcomes boost for traineeships and apprenticeships in Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs’

The Chancellor has revealed a sizeable package to combat youth unemployment as he set out the plan to help Britain bounce back from Covid-19. Sunak’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ focused on supporting, protecting and creating jobs across the UK, as the country enters the next phase of recovery following the coronavirus outbreak. Central to this plan is the £2bn Kickstart Scheme, which aims to create hundreds of thousands of new, high-quality government-subsidised jobs for unemployed young people.

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AELP responds to government’s £111m boost for traineeships

On the government’s announcement to triple the number of traineeships as part of its post-Covid economic recovery measures (, AELP chief executive Mark Dawe said: “This is a fantastic first step in recognising the challenges we will face in supporting young people this autumn. Many of our member providers are keen to deliver traineeships and they have working relationships with 350,000 employers who can be engaged on this.

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Patron Think Piece - TCS iON - Transforming the Learning Sector- Learning and Assessment

A class of wide-eyed students staring at the blackboard with notes scribbled by their teacher. For many years this has been our perception of education. However, COVID 19 has changed the outlook of learning across the world. The 'new normal' has brought in a tidal wave of digitisation in the education sector, urging even the hesitant educators to adopt virtual classrooms.

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8 Jul

Understanding unconscious bias @ 2pm

Join us on this fascinating webinar exploring different types of unconscious bias. We will explore different types of unconscious bias and how to understand and challenge biases in others. We will share ways to manage your responses and support greater self-awareness in order for you to enhance your relationships and build effective communication skills. Claire is an experienced executive coach and NLP practitioner who will share tools and techniques to implement at workplace and in your lives.

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9 Jul

Member Exclusive: In Conversation with Ofsted and Ask an Inspector 9 July @ 2pm

An opportunity for AELP members to hear directly from Ofsted on their latest position during Covid-19 and latest thinking in regard to inspection and monitoring work along with the opportunity to ask questions about inspection and monitoring visit related topics. Facilitated by Richard Pemble, Her Majesty’s Inspector – Further Education and Skills Specialist Adviser – Inspection Policy and Quality, Ofsted. Free for members to attend.

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9 Jul

Chief Executive Officer's COVID-19 Weekly Member Update 9 July

An update from AELP's Chief Executive, Mark Dawe for AELP members. Open to networks too. Email us to register if you have not received an invite: [email protected] Time: 10am - 11am

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Mark Dawe's webinar on the summer statement for AELP members starts at 10.

.@thetimes reports AELP's Mark Dawe raising "concerns about the interaction with another of Mr Sunak’s intervention……

The simple solution is to allow a young person on Kickstart to transfer on to an apprenticeship at any time and ret……

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