Risky business – how delivery manager Andrew Howe’s approach to risk affects his life in and out of the apprentice service

This year I will be racing my Ducati 959 Panigale bike in the British Superbikes Ducati Trioptions Cup, so I am used to risk. Whether I am racing or running the replica environment for the apprenticeship service, I have a …

Why is a careers service Digital First?

For this blog we are handing over to our colleague Joe Billington, director of the National Careers Service (NCS) on how, just like the apprenticeship service, the NCS has adopted a digital first approach. The mission statement for the National …

Clones that take the risk out of product rollout

Delivery Manager Andrew Howe on how replica environments support rollout confidence and protect user experience Talk of “top-secret replicas” and people would be forgiven for thinking of sinister sci-fi clones … but exactly the opposite is true within the apprenticeship …

Understanding our users better using the Large Employer Roadshows

My name is Ben and I’m a user researcher working on the apprenticeship service. The apprenticeship service research team were recently given the opportunity to attend this year’s large employer roadshows (LERs). The roadshows are a chance for employers to …

Increased transfer allowance to bring fresh opportunities to businesses

Chinara Rustamova, from the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) on how levy businesses could start a transfer conversation. As the year draws to an end, business leaders will be thinking of the coming 12 months. Research shows that one of …