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Are Apprenticeships the New Norm?

Wednesday, 21 August 2013
By: Martha

Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular and opportunities are now widely available with over 16,000 live apprenticeship vacancies listed on the NAS website. Over 34 per cent of these vacancies fall within the Business, Administration and Law sector subject area which emphasises the vast contribution made by business-related apprenticeship programmes. The high number of vacancies is driven by the rising demand for apprenticeship places from potential apprentices, and a growing awareness from employers about the benefits apprenticeships can bring to a business.1

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New Customer Service Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland

Wednesday, 10 July 2013
By: Skills CFA

The new Modern Apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3 in customer service are now available for Scottish training providers to boost access to jobs in customer service.

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Meet our new Chief Executive

Wednesday, 26 June 2013
By: Skills CFA

As part of the Instructus group of education charities, we appointed a new Chief Executive and Chair on 13 June to see us into a new era for apprenticeships.


European opportunities for apprenticeship exchanges

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
By: Uta

Budding British and French apprentices united in a new international project last week in a move to influence apprenticeship exchanges in Europe.

The UK ranks just 25th in the world for the number of students studying abroad, despite being a main receiver of foreign students who take part in the EU’s Erasmus mobility programme.


Skills Minister: Graduations ‘Rightly’ Recognise Apprentices

Friday, 22 March 2013
By: Natalie

Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, championed graduations as 'rightly' recognising business apprentices with celebrations usually reserved for university graduates this week.