For Dormer, despite a highly publicised recent dip, apprenticeships
are still the engine room of the economy, and he highlights the way they can instil an important culture into the individuals undertaking them.
In Scotland, Microsoft has recently set a new target to drive 6,000 Digital Modern Apprenticeships
by 2020 and double the number of female apprentices in the technology cohort.
are more popular than ever before, oering a way to develop the skills of an individual that are specically desired by the employer, and gain them a qualication at no cost to themselves.
Collectively we are raising awareness of Scottish apprenticeships
with young people and parents to increase participation and ultimately make Scottish Apprenticeship
Week a huge success.
The expansion of Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships
is key to delivering this vision, as is the additional support were offering to rural areas, and key sectors.
Aidan Friend, chief operating officer of CU Coventry, is leading an ambitious apprenticeship
strategy to become the biggest provider of higher and degree apprenticeships
, which allow students to earn a full-time wage and study for higher level qualifications at the same time.
Dr Ruth Helyer, the University's head of skills, said: "The Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
are excellent for both employers and employees.
Tetlow outlined the value of apprenticeships
to the engineering profession, as well as the need to embed professional registration into schemes.
L&I has been involved with apprenticeships
for more than 70 years, overseeing training standards and program curriculum as part of its work with the council.
In Scotland, we have an abundance of untapped talent and our employers, colleges and training providers run some of the best apprenticeships
and training programmes in the UK.
WELSH LABOUR With 17 years of governing the Assembly, Labour's manifesto inevitably discusses what the Labour administration has achieved during this time to create and promote apprenticeships
Skills Minister Nick Boles said apprenticeships
were "one of the great successes of the decade", as he marked National Apprenticeship
THE PORTAKBIN GROUP reports it has won three awards for its outstanding work with apprenticeships
--two National Apprenticeship
Awards for Yorkshire and the Humber, and Large Employer of the Year at the York Apprenticeship
You can also achieve soughtafter qualifications - apprenticeships
are the gold standard for work-based learning.
in Wales generate more than PS1 billion a year for the country's economy and represent excellent value for money for Welsh Government investment, reveals an important new report.