Articles from Alderwood

The Assessor recruitment challenge to deliver 3 million Apprenticeships

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Lack of readiness to be employed is Work Programme's biggest obstacle, says survey

A lack of readiness for the world of work is the biggest obstacle preventing employers from taking on the long-term unemployed via the Work Programme, according to a new survey.

Supporting National Apprenticeship Week: Alderwood's Annual Awards for the training industry's top employees

National Apprenticeship Week is approaching and will provide an opportunity to champion both excellent Apprentices and inspiring employers. At Alderwood, we want to take this opportunity to also celebrate the integral role of those working within the training industry. After all, it is those involved in the delivery of Apprenticeship schemes who make the up-skilling of individuals and the Government's targets for Apprenticeships a reality.

Casualties of the Government's Work Programme

With current numbers of long-term unemployed in the UK already at 400,000 there is an urgent need to help support people back into work.

Welfare to Work: emerging markets

So what to look out for next? The government's many shake ups within the education system have definitely rocked the boat in 2010. The Work Based Learning sector has seen many changes, with inevitable impacts for those working within it. The most notable of these was the government's decision to put the final nail in the Train to Gain coffin, whilst also committing to a increased investment in Apprenticeship schemes. On a delivery level, there have also been emerging and growing courses, such as the increase in BIT/ PMO delivery, in response to the economy's recovery from the recession and the new STLS courses. But what will really be the area to watch in 2011 for those within the education & training industry?