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12th Sep 2016

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Degree Apprenticeships: ensuring a bright future for young people

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

Apprenticeships at higher or degree level are becoming an increasing and essential part of the skills landscape, offering parity of opportunity for young people in a challenging era.

Mark Dawe, discusses the opportunities and challenges and looks forward to a bright future with Graduate Market Trends. Read more >

20th Jul 2016

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Tread carefully in taking forward Sainsbury

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers has given a generally positive welcome to the Sainsbury Review on Technical and Professional Education (TPE) for 16 to18 year olds and the Skills Plan which the government published in response to it. Read more >

20th Jun 2016

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Traineeships must be left alone to grow and thrive

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

Feedback from training providers after framework changes to Traineeships points to an average programme duration now of 12 to 16 weeks. This enables quicker progression into an apprenticeship or work and the young people themselves say that they feel more valued as they are not working so long ‘for free’. Read more >

22nd Apr 2016

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We live in a state of flux and constant change

Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive Mark Dawe | AELP Chief Executive

As I am writing this piece, the government has published the Employers Guide to the Levy. So I am starting again. If ever there was an example of how much change we are facing and how there are constant updates, clarifications and changes every week, this is it. Read more >

23rd Mar 2016

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Apprenticeships & the Apprenticeship Levy

Iain Salisbury (Chief Operating Officer |Apprenticeship & Employment Service| learndirect) Iain Salisbury (Chief Operating Officer |Apprenticeship & Employment Service| learndirect)

On the scale of change, the latest rounds of reforms affecting the Apprenticeship sector are significant. Putting design and funding for Apprenticeships in the hands of employers should drive positive change. Read more >