Articles from Angela Middleton MBE

Why Didn’t We Do This Earlier? Prioritising what's important

5 weeks after the official Covid lockdown started and we at MiddletonMurray are focused hard on progressing and completing our existing cohort of apprentices and traineeship learners. 

My Limitless Manifesto: I’m campaigning for a radical overhaul of the careers advice system #LimitlessCareers

Yesterday (4 Jun) marked an important occasion for MiddletonMurray – our first event in the House of Commons, and the launch of our “Limitless campaign”.

Wellbeing in the workplace: Why we need to prioritise physical and mental wellbeing all year round

14th-20th May marked Mental Health Awareness Week, a cause close to my heart – and to the heart of my business, MiddletonMurray. I think it is so important to encourage a culture where we speak openly about our wellbeing all year-round.

The Apprenticeship Levy one year on: Engagement is key

Where it all started: MiddletonMurray’s preparation This month marks a full year since the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in the UK. And what a year it has been.

Apprenticeships are the key to unlocking productivity #NAW2018

Angela Middleton reflects on National Apprenticeship Week and the future of the apprenticeships in the UK and USA

We need to talk about careers advice in the UK

There is a severe lack of informative and aspirational careers advice in the UK. As a nation we are underperforming, under-motivated and are nowhere near as productive as we should be, especially when compared with other European countries.

Apprenticeships vs university – is one route really better than the other?

Apprenticeships are receiving a great deal of attention at the moment – and rightfully so. The government have set a target of placing three million people into apprenticeships within the next five years, which is good news. However, much of the time, apprenticeships are painted as being an alternative to university, and I firmly believe that this is not the case. 

LEVY PAYING EMPLOYERS SHOULD BE TRUSTED BY THE GOVERNMENT

The influential Public Accounts Committee this week warned of “risks” associated with the method of funding the apprenticeship levy – but I think its fears are misguided. MiddletonMurray has been working closely with employers who will be affected by the levy since it was first announced. In my experience, employers simply want to use the levy fund in the most effective way possible for their business. This will vary from organisation to organisation – and of course for many there will be a portion of the levy fund which will be used for the training of existing members of staff.

Angela Middleton discusses the Apprentice Levy

In November 2015 the government announced the new Apprentice Levy but many businesses are still not sure exactly what that means and even we, as providers of apprentices, are still not entirely clear. 

Why we must help young people to close the skills gap

As a trainer and recruiter, I meet thousands of young people looking for work every year. Whilst some young people have a clear idea about what they want to do, most don't and they aren't sure how to get a job or achieve life goals. More often than not the reason why young people struggle to secure work is not because of their academic background but because they aren't aware of the soft skills required to succeed at an interview. In Britain today we are facing a skills crisis that must be addressed.

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