Articles from The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (previously IfA)

Why apprentices are so important for our business

It’s #NationalApprenticeshipWeek, and employers, apprentices and industry professionals everywhere are shouting about the benefits that apprenticeships can bring. But what do these benefits look like to the owner – and training manager – of a SME construction business? Read more to find out…

Shaping young futures: The role of the Route Panel

What are the Institute’s Route Panels – and what’s life like as a Route Panel Member? As part of National Apprenticeship Week, the Institue spoke to David Neal, a Member of the Institute’s Protective Service Route Panel (and former Head of the Royal Military Police) to find out:

Driving up the standard of Engineering and Manufacturing apprentices

Route Panel Members play an important role in checking the quality of apprenticeship standards before they’re published and, as part of the Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Route Panel, John Warden has reviewed and approved many exciting new apprenticeships.

National Apprenticeship Week provides a good opportunity to reflect on how we can make things even better

Jennifer Coupland started as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education @IFAteched last November. She reflects below on the joys of #NationalApprenticeshipWeek #NAW2020 and her top five priorities looking ahead:

How an apprenticeship led to my perfect role

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and this year’s theme is #LookBeyond  Here, Lisa Bingley, Operations Director for the MIRA Technology Institute (MTI), talks about how a simple work experience placement and subsequent engineering apprenticeship allowed her to look beyond the traditional route to work to find her perfect role:


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