Articles from Mike Thompson

Access to Apprenticeships - Simplify eligibility criteria for additional funding support

#NationalInclusionWeek - Bridging the Employment Gap At the heart of creating a diverse skilled workforce is having a skills system that supports everybody to thrive and develop no matter what background they come from or which barriers they may face.

In the midst of a skills revolution we need to close the gap between FE and HE provision

Time to reverse the decline As I talk to clients from across different sectors of our economy about their future skills needs a common theme emerges which is that, to survive and flourish, businesses must reverse the decades long decline in investment in workforce training that we have seen in the UK.

The Trouble with Apprenticeships… Stop throwing rocks at the DfE greenhouse!

So this week sees more negative headlines regarding the apprenticeship reform programme.

Ensuring a competitive workforce: Leveraging accessible and flexible learning in a digital age

Bridging the skills gap I was fortunate enough to join David Willett of the Open University (OU) on a radio day recently where we discussed the skills gap that exists in the UK economy and what this means for employers and workers alike.

Apprentices contribute huge productivity impact to business

The Apprenticeship Levy a Year On.

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