Articles from Arch Apprentices

Changing perceptions: Apprenticeships are no longer for poor, underachieving young people

Apprenticeships have undergone an incredible change in recent years as their focus has shifted from being primarily blue‐collar professions, such as construction or engineering, to business and head office functions. Once thought of as an alternative to University for students who “couldn’t get the grades”, apprenticeships are becoming a viable career option for our brightest young people – as well as those already in work.

The “Aspirational” Apprenticeship: Why government support signals a shift in the perception of apprenticeships

In the past three years, the profile of apprenticeships has skyrocketed with a new system implemented in 2015 and the Apprenticeship Levy coming into full effect in April 2017.

Apprenticeship starts continue to fall in the short term

Figures released by the Department of Education report a fall in the number of apprenticeship starts in November

UK business set to lose over a billion in #Levy funding and faces growing skills crisis

To date, eligible businesses have used only 14% of the Apprenticeship Levy, the tax designed to encourage employers in the UK to invest in home-grown talent and their existing workforce by funding new apprenticeships.

Ad industry ecstatic as Institute for Apprenticeships agrees ‘Advertising and Media Executive’ Standard funding

The IPA and Arch Apprentices are delighted to announce that the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has agreed funding for a new ‘Advertising and Media Executive’ Standard.

Major Public Sector Provider Launches Framework for Greater Apprenticeship Access

Arch Apprentices successfully obtains place on YPO’s Apprenticeship Framework.  The Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO), one of the UK’s leading public sector providers, has provided much greater access to much-needed apprentices for organisations such as the NHS, local government, schools and the Police, through a Framework Agreement.

Apprenticeship starts down 28%

Latest figures published by the Department of Education show that apprenticeship starts have fallen once again.

Should ‘The Apprentice’ be axed?

We may have enjoyed watching hopeful contestants squirm in the boardroom during last night’s final, but two thirds of the nation believe the TV series does an absolute disservice to true apprentices

93% of businesses think work experience should be compulsory in schools

An overwhelming majority of senior business professionals agree that work experience should be compulsory in schools, according to a new survey commissioned by Arch Apprentices.

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