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17
Nov

APPRENTICESHIPS OVERTAKE GRADUATE PROGRAMMES FOR TALENT ATTRACTION SAYS THE FIRM

Apprentice programmes have overtaken graduate programmes as the most popular structured initiative for engaging future talent, according to this year’s annual survey of members of The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers). The 2017 survey of 218 members of The FIRM provided evidence that employers are turning to apprenticeship programmes at the expense of graduate schemes, with the percentage using

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31
Oct

Key Training recognised in annual surveys 2017

Following publication of the Education & Skills Funding annual surveys for 2017, we are pleased to announce that Key Training results highlighted the facts that: 92% of our clients would recommend Key Training as a training provider. 87% of our learners were satisfied with the delivery of their Apprenticeship. For further information on how we can help you, please contact:

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22
Sep

Over three quarters of London businesses who qualify may not be using the apprenticeship levy

20th September 2017: Millions of pounds* of apprenticeship levy money aimed at increasing the vocational skills of the nation is apparently going unused by businesses in London. According to new research by Evolve Learning Group Ltd and West London College only one in six (16%) of London employers who qualify for the levy are taking advantage of it to train

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22
Sep

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 hiring by just 1%, recruiting 20,614 graduates. The ISE also found that the number of apprenticeships has grown to 54%

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31
Jul

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 liable for the 0.5% Apprenticeship Levy are either not aware it has arrived or

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3
Jul

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: www.keytraining.co.uk

3
Jul

Key Recruitment and Training has Been Accredited

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 through to NHS Trusts, we are now in a position to multiply this delivery across England. We

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29
Jun

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 apprentices they take on 76% of respondents cited availability of information on apprenticeships

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28
Jun

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 whether or not they currently offer apprenticeships. It has been estimated

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26
Jun

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 schools will be affected by the Apprenticeship Levy; how they will

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