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Guest blog: Recruitment Apprenticeship Champions

Friday, 24 October 2014
By: Skills CFA

By: Paul Deen

I’m delighted to be the first person to be awarded the title of Recruitment Apprenticeship Champion.  As Head of Sales for the recruitment sector at learndirect we’ve worked hard with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive progression route from Level 2 to Level 4 for the recruitment industry.  Our recruitment framework gives learners who are new to the industry, or professionals who are looking to up skill, the opportunity to participate in one to four years of measured and job specific training whilst in their role.  I’m very proud to have been part of the development journey which started in 2011.  With the recent addition of a recruitment resourcing framework we’re confident the recruitment apprenticeship is suitable for all recruitment professionals, whether you work in commercial recruitment, in-house or RPO.  For more details on learndirect’s range of courses and qualifications please contact me directly at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to apply

If you are an employer or training provider please send a brief description of your organisation, your role within the organisation and why you would like to become a Recruitment Apprenticeship champion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are a recruitment apprentice, past or present, please send a brief description of your recruitment apprenticeship/training to date, your current employer and why you would like to become a Recruitment Apprenticeship champion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Recruitment Apprenticeships Week

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
By: Skills CFA

Instructus Skills (Skills CFA) are happy to promote recruitment apprenticeships during this weeklong campaign. The recently launched Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Recruitment Resourcing completes Instructus Skills (Skills CFA) ’s recruitment apprenticeship suite, alongside the reputable Level 3 Advanced and Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships.

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Recruitment apprenticeships

Monday, 29 September 2014
By: Skills CFA

It's recruitment apprenticeship week!!

Instructus Skills (Skills CFA) and its range of supporters are taking the time this week, to promote recruitment apprenticeships to employers and learners. This week we will be engaging in LinkedIn conversations and tweeting the latest news, useful links and information, about how great recruitment apprenticeships are. 

To join in the fun, use #recruitmentapprenticeships

Aspiring recruitment professionals are able to undertake an intermediate, advanced or higher apprenticeship in Recruitment:

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Graduation Ceremony for Advanced and Higher Apprentices

Tuesday, 09 September 2014
By: Skills CFA

The event will be held on 19th November 2014 in Central Hall, Westminster, which in itself is Central London's largest Conference & Events Centre and has just been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 M&IT Industry Awards 2014.

Skills CFA, in association with The Association of Colleges, the National Apprenticeship Service, The Association of Employment and Learning Providers and the Federation for Industry Skills and Standards will celebrate the success of advanced and higher apprenticeship achievements in business related skills.

The event also aims to raise the profile of the apprenticeship route in comparison to academic pathways. More than this, the event will look to engage with unengaged employers and apprentices as well as celebrate with providers and employers engaged with exiting apprentices.

Finally, the event will culminate in the announcement of our four awards, Business Advanced and Business Higher Apprentice of the Year, Business Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, and Business Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year.

For more information please visit:

More information about bookings for the event will be posted on our site soon.


Translating Study into Jobs

Thursday, 12 December 2013
By: Uta

The latest CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey notes that limited knowledge of languages and cultural awareness is acting as a ‘tax on UK trade’. Skills CFA is leading on a new project working in partnership with universities in Barcelona, Mainz/Gemersheim, Krakow and Salford where employers gain highly motivated students who are keen to learn and bring fresh, creative ideas. With real clients, a brief, deadlines and high standards to be met, all sorts of skills come into play.

The European Graduate Placement Scheme (EGPS) is a new scheme which offers crucial international work placements to translation students. It has been phenomenally successful, with two thirds of translation students being offered a job in the company in which they did their placement. Now the European Graduate Placement Scheme, funded by  EU Lifelong Learning Programme, is building on that success by providing and accrediting work placements abroad as part of MA Translation Studied programme. Turn to page 20 of the Linguist Magazine to read more