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Growth in apprenticeships outstripping graduate roles

Roles open to apprentices have grown by almost a fifth, vastly outstripping growth in graduate jobs. According to the Institute of Student Employers, formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters, companies hired 11,016 apprentices this year, up 19%. They increased graduate...
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The Apprenticeship Levy: The impact so far

The Apprenticeship Levy came into force on 6th April 2017. After its first three months in action, Jim Clarke, Chief Executive of Key Training, considers the effects it’s had on the country so far. According to our research, approximately half of the c.20,000 companies who are...
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Annual Skills Funding Agency Survey

The Annual Skills Funding Agency Survey produced the following results from Employers and Learners who are customers of Key Training: EMPLOYER SATISFACTION: 85% LEARNER SATISFACTION: 83% To view exactly what they think, see OUR CUSTOMERS VIEWS on the home page of our website:...
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Key Recruitment and Training has been accredited with the Quality Mark for delivery of Apprenticeships to the Health Sector by the Skills For Health. Jim Clarke, CEO Key Training Group, said: ‘Having recruited over 100 Apprentices during the last year for Doctors Surgeries...
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National Apprenticeship Week – The 5% Club Survey

Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week and to celebrate we are publishing the results of our survey of The 5% Club members. The survey provides a fascinating insight into members’ views, for example: 89% of respondents said Brexit would not impact on the number of...
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Housing Associations and the Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy, which will be introduced in April 2017, is a key policy in the government’s drive to hit its target of 3 million new apprentices by 2020. All large employers across all sectors, with a payroll in excess of £3m per year, will be impacted regardless of...
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Schools and the Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy will be introduced in April 2017, and is a 0.5% payroll tax to fund apprenticeship training, paid by any organisation with a payroll bill of more the £3Million per annum. So does this mean that the majority of schools will be unaffected? No, in fact ALL...
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Key Recruitment and Training enters Recruitment International’s Supplier Awards 2017

Key Recruitment and Training, a national provider, has, over the last four years, recruited and placed over 4,000 unemployed young people in a permanent job and then delivered an office based Apprenticeship to them. Upon completing their apprenticeship, 85% of these apprentices...
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