Articles from Kirstie Donnelly

We must address the problem of a levy pot left unloved

Introduced in 2017, the apprenticeship levy was widely seen as a positive step towards increasing investment in skills development and training by businesses across the UK.

Re-train; re-skill; re-imagine FE

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the City & Guilds Group. At this historic milestone, Managing Director Kirstie Donnelly looks forward to the future landscape of training and development.

The introduction of T Levels will bring about an enormous step change

We welcome the release of the Department for Education’s “Employer engagement and capacity to support T Level industry placements” report, which brings to light some of the challenges for employers in the delivery of T Level extended work placements. 

A Level #Resultsday2018 - Not the only way to gain employment

As students across the UK react to their A Level Results and plan the next steps of their life accordingly, City & Guilds highlight the range of alternatives to traditional academic paths available to 14-19 year olds – and are calling on teachers, parents and students alike to recognise them as valuable routes into employment.

Employers still in the dark about forthcoming apprenticeship changes

Concerning lack of knowledge uncovered less than two months until introduction of levy