My name’s Andy and I’ve worked for the Education and Skills Funding Agency for nearly eight years. For the past year, I have been helping to lead the delivery of the new apprenticeship service in my role as product manager. …
In recent user testing of the digital careers service, we have had our eyes well and truly opened about what users think of apprenticeships as a career choice. We've been looking at what we need to do to support and …
The apprenticeship service launch into public beta has so far been a success. We deliberately kept the launch small to start with, giving the teams time to test functionality, operational processes and policy impact.
The new apprenticeship service adds employers into the payment process, creating another layer of complexity in the system.
The apprenticeship levy starts in April 2017. Once collections start, levy-paying employers will want to know how to access the funds in their digital account – and how to spend them.
As part of delivering the new digital apprenticeship service, we’ve been talking to employers across the country about what they need.
The UK is not as productive as many other developed countries. Employers tell us that this is because there is a lack of technical skills in the workplace.
A major part of the Skills Funding Agency activity is promoting and funding apprenticeships. I spent time recently at The Skills Show where I saw some of the country’s most talented apprentices competing in the World Skills competitions.
Along with over 150 other Agencies and public bodies, for the past 12 months we’ve been transitioning our 5 main websites and many microsites to GOV.UK. We transitioned the majority of our websites back in February and we just have the Apprenticeships …