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Setting new standards for apprenticeships

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There are less than 18 months until apprenticeship frameworks will be withdrawn. After July 31 2020, all new apprentice starts will be on high-quality standards (although those who have started a framework by this point will be able to finish …

“The transfers process was simple and took minutes to do”

How Royal Mail is supporting North West Ambulance Service by transferring apprenticeship funds “All of the apprentice information is managed by NWAS. Simple!” Royal Mail Group Talent Development Manager Tracy Fairhurst We became interested in transferring funds when our funding …

Employers: How to recruit your apprentices using the ‘Find an apprenticeship’ service

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  Recruit an apprentice allows both levy paying employers and training providers to advertise on Find an apprenticeship (FAA). We are members of the vacancy services team and user research team at the apprenticeship service.  We are responsible for ensuring …

‘Quick, intuitive, easy’: How we have improved apprenticeship service applications for end-point assessment organisations

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We are launching a new digital system to improve the process for end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) submitting applications to assess apprenticeship standards. The learning requirements for standards are set out in an assessment plan. We know from feedback from users that …

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

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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 …

Fire It Up – how private and public co-creation helped spark a campaign

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Each of us was born with a box of matches inside, but we can’t strike them by ourselves, so the saying goes. Our new Fire it Up campaign proves how employers and apprentices are being given help to find their …