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Are you an Apprentice Business Challenge champion?

Monday, 14 January 2013
By: Anthea

Calling all project management apprentices: do you have what it takes?

Project management higher apprentices, as well as accountancy and professional services higher apprentices, are being invited to compete in a new national business skills competition.

The Apprentice Business Challenge 2013, run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Price Waterhouse Coopers, was launched at last year’s The Skills Show and is part of World Skills UK’s portfolio of competitions.


Campaign to Raise Recognition for Chartered Secretaries

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
By: Uta

Every organisation has a Chartered Secretary, or at least, somebody who fulfils the functions of one. However, it comes as a great disappointment to me that Chartered Secretaries still don’t receive the recognition that professionals of this calibre deserve.

Jenny Hewell

Welcoming Ambitions for High Quality Apprenticeships in BIS Report

Tuesday, 06 November 2012
By: Jenny Hewell - Chief Executive

We welcome ambitions for a greater focus on high quality apprenticeships that serve employers and apprentices, in a Committee report published today.


New Routes to Recruitment with Apprenticeships

Tuesday, 30 October 2012
By: Matthew

Aspiring recruitment professionals will be able to take new advanced and higher apprenticeships after the UK Commission for Employment and Skills approved our bid.


Two Million Apprentices – Realistic or Unattainable?

Tuesday, 23 October 2012
By: Martha

When flicking through national newspapers I notice that apprenticeships are taking up lots of column inches.  They're certainly newsworthy considering apprenticeships were key in proposals for educational reform during the recent political conferences. Having secured an important role as a successful education pathway, it is vital that apprenticeships build on this success. But, in an increasingly competitive climate, how will this be achieved?