WOMEN and girls are being held back because the Scottish government’s flagship Modern Apprenticeships programme is increasingly being gender segregated, Labour warned yesterday.
Research from Scottish Labour has revealed that last year, in almost half (23 out of 50) of apprentice...
Saturday 29th Jul 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
A NEW apprenticeship scheme is open to abuse by bosses taking on trainees in dubious skills such as “apprentice sandwich artist,” union Unite warned yesterday.
The union said the scheme, funded by a levy on large employers from April 6, is open to other abuses because the...
Friday 31st Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
A SHARP increase in NHS employment of apprentices is “extremely worrying” because of exploitation concerns, health union Unison said yesterday.
Apprentices working in both clinical and non-clinical departments, often as part of a training course, are “plugging...
Wednesday 27th Apr 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
By Bernard McAulay and Richard Clarke
Saturday 6th Feb 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
BOSSES are exploiting public funding for skilled apprenticeships to instead provide “shoddy” training in low-skilled work, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) said yesterday.
ATL’s condemnation follows revelations on Channel 4’s Dispatches of how...
Wednesday 9th Dec 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
APPRENTICESHIP schemes cannot cope with demand, researchers announced yesterday as an estimated 11 applicants were found to be running for every vacancy.
According to the Institute for Public Policy Research 1.8 million candidates applied for 166,000 apprenticeships in 2014.
Monday 25th May 2015
Labour will force some firms to offer on-the-job training
Friday 10th Apr 2015
posted by Luke James in Britain
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) welcomed the announcement yesterday that telecoms giant BT will create 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs this year.
Jobs ranging from business analysis to software development will be spread across the country including London, Glasgow,...
Friday 6th Mar 2015
BRITAIN’S construction industry is facing a skills crisis because employers are not investing in apprentice training, Ucatt warned yesterday.The union says new figures reveal that construction’s failure to train and recruit apprentices has worsened.The...
Wednesday 28th Jan 2015
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