Why underpaying apprentices devalues an apprenticeship
Apprentices should be paid at least the minimum wage. That was the message of the 'I'm an apprentice – value me' campaign, launched by the Trades Union Congress last year, which fought against the underpayment of apprentices.
Should apprentices go abroad as part of their training?
We ran a poll and tweeted for your thoughts on apprentices taking part in European exchange programmes. We were surprised to read that some of you thought mobility was a new idea – but in reality it’s much more common than you may think.
Do businesses need Business & Administration apprentices?
Every new business, new gadget and revolutionary technology was born through creative ideas. However for creative ideas to turn into every-day products and services you need a successful team of people to bring them to life. Successful businesses have people who run operations and systems, and these people possess crucial business skills.
Are you an Apprentice Business Challenge champion?
Calling all project management apprentices: do you have what it takes?
Project management higher apprentices, as well as accountancy and professional services higher apprentices, are being invited to compete in a new national business skills competition.
The Apprentice Business Challenge 2013, run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Price Waterhouse Coopers, was launched at last year’s The Skills Show and is part of World Skills UK’s portfolio of competitions.
Campaign to Raise Recognition for Chartered Secretaries
Every organisation has a Chartered Secretary, or at least, somebody who fulfils the functions of one. However, it comes as a great disappointment to me that Chartered Secretaries still don’t receive the recognition that professionals of this calibre deserve.