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Why is a careers service Digital First?

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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 …

Things you need before setting up your apprenticeship service account

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How many times have you started a task only to realise you don’t have the equipment or information you need?  Here are some tips to help you. Each account on the apprenticeship service must have registered at least one: account …

Clones that take the risk out of product rollout

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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

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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 …

Getting real-time feedback from apprentices

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We want to find out how well apprenticeships are working for apprentices. Industry moves fast and we want to make sure apprenticeships move with the times, and remain relevant and effective. But how? We’re starting by getting real-time feedback from apprentices …

New feedback feature for the apprenticeship service

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Product owner Paul Kelman tells us about a new apprenticeship feedback service designed to help employers share views on training providers. We’re developing an exciting new feature so that users can give feedback on aspects of their apprenticeship programmes. Initially …