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“Go Construct” launched to help meet skills crisis

25 September 2015 - Apprenticeships, Booming construction - admin - Comments Off on “Go Construct” launched to help meet skills crisis

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The construction industry is today launching ‘Go Construct’, a new campaign to encourage people to consider a career in construction in an effort to fill more than 220,000 new jobs that will be created in the sector. The initiative comes as research shows four in five Brits wish they had received more advice and guidance […]

Number of ‘NEETs’ aged 16-18 hits record low

24 August 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on Number of ‘NEETs’ aged 16-18 hits record low

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The number of people between the ages of 16 and 18 not in education, employment or training (NEET) has fallen to its lowest ever level, according to new data. During the second quarter of 2015, the number of 16 to 18 year-olds in England classed as NEET fell by 0.6 percentage points, to 7.5%. The […]

New apprenticeships levy puts CITB levy in doubt

20 August 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on New apprenticeships levy puts CITB levy in doubt

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The governments plan is to make 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 which will be aided by a new levy introduced to all large employers, but this will conflict with the existing CITB levy which is paid currently by construction companies at %0.5 who turn over more than £79,999. This could mean that the construction industry could […]

Work experience in construction “WE Can”

15 August 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on Work experience in construction “WE Can”

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The new government initiative aims to help provide more youngsters with the chance to benefit from work experience placements, something Employment Minister Priti Patel says will boost their prospects of getting a job. CITB are one of many organisations already backing the work experience campaign, and it is hoped that many more will now come […]

Employers look to apprentices as skills shortage increases

14 August 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on Employers look to apprentices as skills shortage increases

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Young apprentices, school-leavers and graduates are being sought after by an increasing number of employers to help fill job vacancies. A total of 33% of firms indicated they intend to take on young apprentices, according to the Labour Market Outlook survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). This compares with […]

A-Level students urged towards apprenticeships by CITB

13 August 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on A-Level students urged towards apprenticeships by CITB

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A-Level students have been reminded of the value of apprenticeships, as they pick up their exam results. Although many of those getting their grades today will look to make the transition from school to university, construction is among the growing sectors where apprenticeship opportunities are also available. The overall A-Level pass rate, which covers grades […]

New dawn for “Age of the Apprentice” according to FMB

17 June 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on New dawn for “Age of the Apprentice” according to FMB

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The new conservative Government apprenticeship reforms hope to bring new dawn for “Age of the Apprentice” as projections say that construction should be responsible for around 210,000 of these apprenticeships according to the Federation of master Builders. With many employers  using the term apprenticeship in a unscrupulous way the Government Skills Minister Nick Boles MP, outlined […]


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