This year’s National Apprenticeship Week has been a huge promotional success for apprenticeships in the UK, with the event earning coverage across national TV and press, as well as across several news and educational industry sites.
In addition to publishing our own apprenticeship case studies (more on these below), we’ve also rounded up some of the most useful and interesting articles published this week. These stories offer key insights into the challenges that employers, apprentices and educators are facing – as well as laying out some solutions.
On Monday the Public Sector Executive website published a myth-busting guide to the Apprenticeship Levy. Written by Sue Husband, the guide looks at common misconceptions about the levy and how it affects employers, and instead lays out the facts in clear English.
With this Thursday also marking International Women’s Day, the Evening Standard published a timely piece on why more young women should consider a STEM apprenticeship. By looking at the sector, recent case studies and the opportunities available in the sector, Amelia Heathman’s article makes a compelling case.
Finally, Sarah Barley, the director of Careers & Employability for The Education Alliance, has written an article on the important role that schools play in preparing students for apprenticeships. Visit Innovate My School to read ‘Why Schools Must Champion Apprenticeships‘ and find out more about the what can be done to promote apprenticeships in early education.
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