Articles from OneFile

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 much levy is left for non-levy payers?

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

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.  

Are Scottish employers losing money to the apprenticeship levy?

Whether Scottish employers have a hard deal is matter of opinion.  

Anne Milton on apprenticeships

At the Apprenticeships4England event last week, Anne Milton was a breath of fresh air.   

Staff development has never been more important

Building skills in-house has never been more important The business world is changing faster than ever, which means skills are going out of date faster too. The average shelf life of a skill is now less than 5 years, so if people want to keep up with the competition, they have to be ready to learn new skills, fast. 

The health and social care framework is being switched off

After almost 2 years of preparation, the big day is almost here.... It's time to turn off the old frameworks in favour of the new apprenticeship standards.  

Reaching for the moon: pioneering apprenticeships in the US

In November 2017, OneFile co-founder and director, Susanna Lawson, attended the Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum in Washington, DC. Here are some insights from her trip.

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