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Meet our new Chief Executive

Wednesday, 26 June 2013
By: Skills CFA

As part of the Instructus group of education charities, we appointed a new Chief Executive and Chair on 13 June to see us into a new era for apprenticeships.


European opportunities for apprenticeship exchanges

Tuesday, 11 June 2013
By: Uta

Budding British and French apprentices united in a new international project last week in a move to influence apprenticeship exchanges in Europe.

The UK ranks just 25th in the world for the number of students studying abroad, despite being a main receiver of foreign students who take part in the EU’s Erasmus mobility programme.


Skills Minister: Graduations ‘Rightly’ Recognise Apprentices

Friday, 22 March 2013
By: Natalie

Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, championed graduations as 'rightly' recognising business apprentices with celebrations usually reserved for university graduates this week.


Why underpaying apprentices devalues an apprenticeship

Monday, 18 March 2013
By: Daniel

Apprentices should be paid at least the minimum wage. That was the message of the 'I'm an apprentice – value me' campaign, launched by the Trades Union Congress last year, which fought against the underpayment of apprentices.


Should apprentices go abroad as part of their training?

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
By: Uta

We ran a poll and tweeted for your thoughts on apprentices taking part in European exchange programmes. We were surprised to read that some of you thought mobility was a new idea – but in reality it’s much more common than you may think.