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Industry leaders say Government needs to do more to support apprenticeships

According to a poll taken at an Umbrella Training conference held in London this week, over 90 per cent of leading hospitality figures believe the Government needs to be doing more to promote apprenticeships. The conference, titled ‘Combating the skills ...

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Compass Group supporting care leavers into work

Compass Group UK & Ireland has pledged its support for young people coming out of care with the launch of its Care Leaver Covenant commitment. Partnering with leading hospitality industry charity Springboard and Government delivery partner Spectra First, who support ...

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ABM UK launches second year of perception change campaign J.E.E.P

Facilities management services provider, ABM UK, has kicked off year two of its  Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) following a successful pilot year with three schools in West London. The programme aims to tackle perceptions and provide information about engineering, FM ...

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Bagnalls wins Apprentice Excellence Award

Bagnalls was overwhelmed at winning the 2018 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards – Apprenticeship category, sponsored by Engie. Bagnalls is a family-run business with a heritage of investing in apprentices since Victorian times. Stephen Bagnall, Group Managing Director, said ...

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Bagnalls wins Apprentice Excellence Award

Bagnalls was overwhelmed at winning the 2018 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards – Apprenticeship category, sponsored by Engie.  Bagnalls is a family-run business with a heritage of investing in apprentices since Victorian times. Stephen Bagnall, Group Managing Director, said ...

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BESA welcomes new stream of funding for apprenticeship levy

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an unexpected improvement to the Apprenticeship Levy announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Speaking at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, Philip Hammond announced a £125 million funding package that will allow ...

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Amey supports young adults with learning disabilities into work

Public services provider, Amey, is teaming up with a special school in Woolton, Liverpool, to provide supported internships to young adults with learning disabilities. Amey’s Facilities Management team is running the scheme in partnership with Abbot’s Lea School, which specialises ...

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England’s first SHE apprenticeship launched by Costain

Technology based construction and engineering company, Costain, has launched England’s first Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) apprenticeship. The new scheme has been developed to address the impact that changes in technology and innovation are having on business working practices and ...

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Family Business Apprentice of the Year winner

The Family Business of the Year Awards (‘FBOTY’) are a real highlight in the family business calendar, organised by Family Business United and now in their sixth year, marking the contribution that family firms make in the UK. In addition ...

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Lack of apprenticeship awareness is limiting career choices

Thirty-six per cent of parents of young people aged 11 to 16 in the UK don’t know what an apprenticeship is according to new research commissioned by facilities management solutions provider, ABM UK, signalling a wider awareness problem which is ...

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