Managers around a desk

New Research from @cmi_managers - Apprenticeships: Reskill to Rebuild 

According to research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), management apprenticeships have had a positive impact on the success of those organisations that participated in the scheme. However, as the UK government starts to plan the country’s economic recovery, the CMI analysis estimates that even pre-Pandemic there were a staggering 1.3 million employers who were not offering any  apprenticeships.

 

Demand for management apprenticeships remains strong, despite the Pandemic, with nearly 35,000 new starters in 2019/20. Although the Pandemic had a negative impact on the numbers of new apprentices taking up the opportunity to reskill or upskill, over the last three years, more apprenticeships were taken up but the numbers still fall short of the government’s expectations and hopes.

 

The CMI recognises the competing priorities facing the Chancellor with his budget deficit, but has evidence to show that these management apprenticeships are a vital keystone to helping rebuild the UK economy successfully. At the start of National Apprenticeship Week today, CMI is also highlighting findings from its survey of completing apprentices which reveals:

  • Three out of five (63%) completed management apprentices reported an increase in their productivity as a result of their management apprenticeship training.
  • Nearly all completed apprentices (96%) said the management apprenticeship had helped them develop the skills they needed to be more productive at work, with communication and influencing (95%); managing themselves (94%); and developing people and capabilities (93%) topping the ‘skills-gained’ charts.
  • Almost nine out of 10 (89%) completed apprentices said their apprenticeship had had a positive impact on their contribution to the organisation they work for.

From a survey of managers in employment, when asked about the efficiency and accessibility of the UK skills programmes and training programmes for employers, only a third of managers said that the overall UK skills system was effective (41%) and accessible (38%).

 

Ann Francke, Chief Executive of CMI comments:

 

“This has been a particularly difficult year - with Covid and Brexit - for millions of managers, often inexperienced, who must now manage teams of people remotely and through considerable disruption. They have been forced to reorganise and restructure - particularly for public services and social care organisations on the frontlines of the fight against Covid-19, in the NHS and Local Authorities - with considerable pressure to make difficult decisions at pace.

 

“Management apprenticeships offer employees an opportunity to reskill to boost their organisation’s productivity and to support them into good quality work. Our research shows that apprenticeships have a positive impact on both the individual and their organisation which justifies the investment. The evidence shows that management apprenticeships create more opportunities which in turn ensure organisations and regions can innovate their business operations, grow their business, hire new staff and be financially secure and sustainable.”

 

Jill Ablett, Consultant and Director of Medical Education at Royal Berkshire NHS Trust, is about to complete her management apprenticeship in 2021. Jill said: “This pandemic brought on untold challenges for everyone but more so for us working in healthcare; we’ve faced one of the biggest challenges of our careers. While nothing could have prepared us for this, my management training has made a huge difference.

 

“Those people who were on our management degree apprenticeship programmes have been conspicuous during these challenging times, showing their willingness to step up and be leaders that we need; to make decisions, adapt and make rapid changes to our services and teams, as required by the COVID pandemic. However, the next phase of rebuilding and getting back to a new normal is going to require leaders with even more core skills that apprentices develop as part of their learning.”

 

Ann continues: “Management apprenticeships are essential for productivity, good quality work and creating new opportunities (especially for young people and low skilled workers) and must remain employer-led to ensure a strong link between training and employment." 

 

You may also be interested in these articles:

Sponsored Video

Register, Login or Login with your Social Media account:


Advertisers

Upcoming FE Events

Advertiser Skyscrapers

Latest Education News

Further Education News

The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.

Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, podcasts with leading experts and thought leaders, webinars, video interviews and Further Education news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In May 2020, FE News had over 120,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector.

We thought it would be helpful to explain how we tier our latest education news content and how you can get involved and understand how you can read the latest daily Further Education news and how we structure our FE Week of content:

Main Features

Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

FE Voices

FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

Sector News

In sector news we have a blend of content from Press Releases, education resources, reports, education research, white papers from a range of contributors. We have a lot of positive education news articles from colleges, awarding organisations and Apprenticeship Training Providers, press releases from DfE to Think Tanks giving the overview of a report, through to helpful resources to help you with delivering education strategies to your learners and students.

Podcasts

We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

We have over 150 education podcasts on FE News, ranging from EdTech podcasts with experts discussing Education 4.0 and how technology is complimenting and transforming education, to podcasts with experts discussing education research, the future of work, how to develop skills systems for jobs of the future to interviews with the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister.

We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

Education Video Interviews

FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.

Events

FE News has a free events calendar to check out the latest conferences, webinars and events to keep up to date with the latest education news and strategies.

FE Newsrooms

The FE Newsroom is home to your content if you are a FE News contributor. It also help the audience develop relationship with either you as an individual or your organisation as they can click through and ‘box set’ consume all of your previous thought leadership articles, latest education news press releases, videos and education podcasts.

Do you want to contribute, share your ideas or vision or share a press release?

If you want to write a thought leadership article, share your ideas and vision for the future of education or the future of work, write a press release sharing the latest education news or contribute to a podcast, first of all you need to set up a FE Newsroom login (which is free): once the team have approved your newsroom (all content, newsrooms are all approved by a member of the FE News team- no robots are used in this process!), you can then start adding content (again all articles, videos and podcasts are all approved by the FE News editorial team before they go live on FE News). As all newsrooms and content are approved by the FE News team, there will be a slight delay on the team being able to review and approve content.

 RSS IconRSS Feed Selection Page