Public Sector Apprenticeships

A new report has suggested that apprenticeships may offer a genuine solution to the problem of teacher over qualification. The findings came from Reform, a right-leaning think tank that campaigns for the better allocation of public funds. The report looks at ways in which the public sector can attract, train and retain the best and […]

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Mental Health – A heartfelt article by one who knows

So the short version of the story is that one girl was very jealous and got three of her friends involved. The odds weren’t exactly in my favour! I got bullied by four girls and ended being treated by my local Mental Health Services for an Eating Disorder, Depression, Low moods and Severe Anxiety. I […]

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Apprenticeship Levy Update

The Apprenticeship Levy – Key Points for Employers

As the implementation date for the Levy grows closer, many employers are asking us how it will work and what it will mean for them, so we thought it might be useful to put the proposals as they stand so far into a concise summary. (This is an updated version of our previous briefing, incorporating […]

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The Apprenticeship Levy and Scheduling Your Apprenticeship Starts

With the new Apprenticeship Levy due to be implemented next May, we are hearing that many employers are delaying apprenticeship starts until after then, as they want to ensure that they don’t waste any of their levy contributions. This is totally understandable, but it’s important to remember that:~ – Between now and next May, the […]

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Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy – Key Points for Employers

As the implementation date for the Levy grows closer, many employers are asking us how it will work and what it will mean for them. Many of the details are still unclear – we are promised more information in October following a consultation process – but in the meantime we thought it might be useful […]

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Michaella Jackson – Employee of the Month June 2016

ATA Consultant, Michaella Jackson, was named as Step Ahead’s Employee of the Month for June. Pictured here with Garry Sharpe, Director of Step Ahead. Garry described how Michaella’s colleagues nominated her for the Monthly Award for her ‘commitment to her customers’ and for ‘demonstrating perfectly’ all 10 of Step Ahead’s Top 10 Customer Service Rules. […]

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Report Shows a 63% Rise in Apprenticeship Placements in Last Year

It’s recently been reported that apprenticeship statistics are showing that that there was a 40% increase in the placement of apprentices aged between 16 and 24 between March of 2015 and March of this year. Perhaps more encouraging are the figures quoted for 16 to 18 year old apprentices which see a rise of 63% [...] Read more

Higher Level Apprenticeships are not marketed well

A letter from Step Ahead CEO, Jackie Bedford, about Apprenticeships was published in the Financial Times. Read the letter here.

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Apprenticeships are vital to our future

Read Step Ahead CEO, Jackie Bedford’s, letter on the importance of apprenticeships as published in the Evening Standard.

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