October 2013


One year on: Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management

Recruiting higher apprentices in project management has taken off with more than 50 companies, including British Airways, signing up to the scheme.

Since the launch of our Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management last year, with Association for Project Management, firms like Lloyds Banking Group, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce have recruited higher apprentices.

Built asset consultancy EC Harris, was one of the first companies to take on higher apprentices in project management.

EC Harris partner, Richard Bonner, said: “We see a multitude of benefits. First and foremost we are seeing a reduced turnover of our staff. We’re bringing in really bright and enthusiastic, highly motivated young people and we see that they really want to strive to develop their careers very quickly.”  

He said the scheme has allowed them to train excellent young talent to the specific needs of their business.

Read more from EC Harris

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Have your say on new Business and Administration units

Do you deliver Business & Administration qualifications? With your knowledge in training and development, we think you’d be perfect to give us your feedback on new units.

We are currently developing the QCF units which will not only feed apprenticeships but be used in stand-alone qualifications too.

We are consulting on the draft Business & Administration Rules of Combination and the draft units at Level 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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Take part in our consultations

Do you want to shape future standards and qualifications? Want to let us know what vocational education areas you would like us to work on?

We are currently consulting on a range of apprenticeship and national occupational standard (NOS) developments, as well as seeking your views on how we should prioritise our standards, apprenticeship and vocational qualification development and review activities for 2014/15.

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