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Mark Dawe made his maiden speech as chief executive of AELP at last year’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference. One year on, he tackles a familiar question: are FE institutions...
After her company failed to get a place on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, despite its Ofsted ‘good’ rating, Anne-Marie Morris wrote a letter to Sue Husband...
Ashley Terron tells how he nearly didn’t become an apprentice, then went on to win gold for bricklaying at WorldSkills When I was at school, all the kids...
Pete Spence explains how Toyota has used skills competitions as a benchmarking exercise to boost standards and develop its workforce Our business ethos is one of premium quality...
Hosting skills competitions sends out a strong message that the UK is amongst the best, says Lesley Davies Many say a week isn’t long enough to celebrate the...
It’s fantastic news that the government has backed-up its T-level plans with a significant cash commitment. Yes I know that the headline figure of £500 million-a-year won’t be...
National Apprenticeship Week isn’t just a government thing. Labour’s shadow apprenticeships minister Gordon Marsden also got in on the action, and went on a great British tour of...
Dr Sue, director of policy and external relations at Holex, answers your questions, backed by her experience as principal of Canterbury College and in senior civil service posts...
The government should learn from past mistakes and revise its reform timelines so it doesn’t set the sector up to fail, says Kirstie Donnelly Asking how long it...
This week, the skills and apprenticeships minister Robert Halfon travelled the country, meeting apprentices and employers all over the UK. Here, he argues that apprenticeships are going from...
Women have a raw deal when it comes to apprenticeships, but here are some steps we can all take to improve the situation, says Neil Bentley I was...

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