Opinion

The employer voice

Karen Walker is looking for enthusiasm and a willingness to learn among the learners she sees at Greggs Greggs…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The apprentice voice

Learning providers know full well the value of their provision and so too does 19-year-old apprentice James Davies As…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Members don’t want major reform

A number of apprenticeship reviews over the last two years have suggested the system might be broken. There may…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Using technology to improve apprenticeships

We need to use technology in many different ways to improve apprenticeships says Matthew Hancock Following the Association of…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Employability lessons for traineeships

An OCR pilot in Kent is offering a group of 16 to 19-year-olds the same three-pronged approach as the…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Cultivating a change in careers provision

Millions of people today work in jobs that didn’t exist when their parents left education. It’s a new world…

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FE Week Reporter


Opinion

From Cinderella to Alice in Wonderland

Establishing and maintaining structural and cultural change in FE is a huge task, a task that needs not only…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

An investment that is well worth making

As a leader of a college judged outstanding by Ofsted, I was recently asked what pressures I faced from…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Bridging the skills gap through partnership

Barclays is determined that there should be more apprenticeships and that young people have the skills they need to…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

How to make your career blossom

Several past WorldSkills UK competitors were among the gold medal winners at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, writes Joseph…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Let’s get down to business

The FE sector and business are failing to lay the foundations for tomorrow’s innovative workforce, says Sandra O’Neill. Too…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Cracking the glass ceiling

FE can show the private sector a thing or two when it comes to the representation of women in…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter