National Apprenticeships Week
As part of National Apprenticeships Week, the Great Business Debate will be showcasing the business community’s commitment to workforce skills and training. Throughout the week we will be promoting positive stories in order to tackle myths about vocational training.
Be sure to check in each morning for new articles and case studies from leading organisations with their thoughts on apprenticeships. Follow the discussion this week and next, keep up-to-date with the hashtag #bizdebate.
Amber joined the EY school leaver programme in tax in EY’s Manchester office in 2013. In this article she discusses her experiences so far
Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group: What does a quality apprenticeship look like?
CBI president, Paul Drechsler, writes about why apprenticeships matter to business and the economy
Hilary French, Headmistress, Newcastle High School for Girls: Bridging the skills gap – we’re all in this together
David allison, Founder and Managing Director of GetMyFirstJob.co.uk explores how recruitment is changing in the digital age
Mike Thompson, Head of Apprenticeships at Barclays discusses Barclays bolder apprenticeship programme
Video: Steve Fox, chief executive of BAM Nuttall ltd, talks about the organisation’s investment in apprenticeships
Leo Quinn Group CEO, Balfour Beatty and Founder, 5% Club: business heal thyself – why industry holds the key to our skills gap
Liz Rees, Director, unionlearn: quality and equality of opportunity – no ifs, no buts….
Meet the apprentice: Chelsea Riddoch tells us about how her apprenticeship with Diageo is giving her the opportunity to learn
Check out our infographic exploring business commitment to workforce skills and training
Case study: E.ON trainees — a year on from telling GBD about E.ON traineeships, E.ON tell us how 2 trainees are getting on
James Wates CBE, Chairman, Wates Group: There’s a job for everyone in construction - James Wates CBE counters old assumptions that the industry is just for men