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Who are we?

AELP is a national membership organisation that represents the interests of an extensive number of organisations that deliver apprenticeships, employability support and vocational learning.

Our main purpose is to lobby for government funded skills and employment programmes that increase workforce productivity and improve social mobility.

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We offer a range of benefits to our members including guaranteed up-to-date news and insight, added value services to strengthen your business, and lobbying to ensure your interests are represented effectively.

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Countdown Issue 1041

A very warm welcome to Nadhim Zahawi as our new Secretary of State for Education. Judging by the texts received from colleagues who know him, especially from his days as David Cameron’s apprenticeships adviser, I think we have very good reason to be optimistic about his appointment. The minister’s first press statement which included his wish for everyone to have access to “the right qualifications and opportunities to secure good jobs” was really encouraging and I have responded by expressing

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Appointment of Nadhim Zahawi as new Education Secretary

Appointment of Nadhim Zahawi as new Education Secretary In welcoming Nadhim Zahawi's appointment as the new Education Secretary, AELP CEO Jane Hickie said, “Nadhim Zahawi has a strong reputation for competence and delivery which is just what we need in the DfE when skills are so important to driving the economic recovery. We expect him to be in lockstep with the Chancellor in continuing the progress made under the Plan for Jobs where apprenticeships and traineeships play a vital role.

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Countdown Issue 1040

On Wednesday of this week I had the privilege of being on a panel organised by Ofsted, as part of their preparation for the resumption of inspections on the EIF. I was able to give their inspectors a summary of the major issues that providers are currently handling at the moment – none of which are excuses for poor delivery, but all of which need to be taken into account when asking questions about how delivery is being planned and undertaken. It was a very enjoyable session and I was genuinely

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22 Sep

AELP Webinar: Creating Amazing Online Content - Sponsored by The Skills Network

This webinar will explain how to to create great online content and will showcase how TSN create their award-winning full qualifications for AEB. It will also explain how to build out further content to drive the market forward.  Time: 2 pm - 3 pm

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22 Sep

Capital Gains - Improving life chances for young Londoners

Explore how London will play a pivotal role in supporting the UK economic recovery and how employers can make the most of the emerging talent coming onto the jobs market from schools, colleges, and universities. | Complimentary Attendance | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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23 Sep

Engineering and Manufacturing Sector Forum

This sector forum group is chaired by John Osborne, Director of Business Development & Partnerships at MIT Skills Ltd. It is supported by Simon Ashworth, AELP Chief Policy Officer and managed by Rebecca Durber, AELP regional engagement manager. The vice chair position is vacant please email [email protected] for more information. Online. Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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We offer a variety of training services, ensuring your workforce is fully equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience. Please see below for our offerings:

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