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If you’re delivering standards like frameworks, you’re doing it wrong

Many providers are still struggling to deliver apprenticeship standards effectively.  

Celebration of Women in Apprenticeships: REVIEW

What do we expect from a women's conference? Flowers, pastel colours and men barred at the door? Well not this women's conference. People of all ages, genders and races flocked to the Welcome Centre in Coventry for App4England's Celebration of women in apprenticeships – the first of its kind. People were prepped for debate, discussions and controversy – and they weren't disappointed.  

Celebration of Women in Apprenticeships - an event like no other!

Last week, I chaired my very first event – App4England's Celebrating Women in Apprenticeships Conference. To say I was nervous would be an understatement.

How to support mums returning to work

Returning to work after maternity or adoption leave is often a stressful time for mums. 

10 ways to make apprenticeships work

Most English training providers have now been delivering apprenticeship standards for months. They’ve already written the standards, sussed out off-the-job training, created a provider register, and completed the first ever end-point assessments.

How much levy is left for non-levy payers?

Employers across the country have been spending their apprenticeship levy for a year now. 

How to make work experience meaningful for young people

Work experience is an opportunity to inspire young people and help shape their future.  

Diversity in Tech is a Must

A few weeks ago, I went to a Solidarity in Tech event about how to increase inclusion in tech. To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect, but the discussions really opened my eyes and got me thinking about how diversity affects developments.  

Helping businesses retain returning mums

New research by businesswomen Susanna Lawson and Jane Knight aims to help employers gain a better understanding of how to support women returning to work after maternity leave and retain key female talent in their organisation.

Diversity in the NHS - following the footsteps of FE?

As a member of the BAME Apprenticeship Alliance advisory panel, I see the work that goes into promoting diversity in apprenticeships, and the huge difference it makes for people across the country.