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Apprentice Decent Wage Pledge

Apprentice Decent Wage Pledge

About ‘Back the Future’ ‘Back the Future’ is a collective of employers, intermediaries and apprenticeship training providers who believe we should be backing the UK’s future talent pipeline by not paying apprentice minimum wages, but by providing decent and fair pay...

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Reform Of Degree Apprenticeships.

Reform Of Degree Apprenticeships.

The Institute will reform and improve degree apprenticeships following strong support from consultation respondents. Degree apprenticeships already play a hugely important role in our education and skills system. They give people, who may not previously have had the...

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IFATE Apprenticeship Flexibilities Update

IFATE Apprenticeship Flexibilities Update

Detailed guidance explaining how apprenticeship flexibilities will be retained into 2022 and beyond has been published today (Thursday). The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) announced in August that the measures introduced to help...

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International Dyslexia Awareness Month

International Dyslexia Awareness Month

“Dyslexia is just a different way of seeing the world, a different way of processing information, and a different way of coming up with great ideas.” Sir Richard Branson - Founder of Virgin Group   Maggie Aderin-Pocock Astronomer and Space Scientist. Orlando...

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Debunking Apprenticeship Myths

Debunking Apprenticeship Myths

When you think of an apprenticeship, what is the first thought that comes to mind?   Apprenticeships are for people who didn’t do well in school? Apprentices just get tea and coffee all day? Sound familiar? These are just two of the most common misconceptions...

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National Inclusion Week 2021

National Inclusion Week 2021

On the 28th of September Skills Beyond School attended a special Inclusion in Apprenticeships Conference hosted by The BAME Apprentice Network to mark the National Inclusion Week 2021 and celebrate inclusion in all its forms. The conference began with a panel...

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Kickstart Scheme: The Employers

Kickstart Scheme: The Employers

Our previous blog post explored what it was like to work as a Kickstart employee. This time we were eager to gain insight into the employer's point of view, and how the Kickstart scheme aided them in their pursuit of employees.   We sat down with Lucy, the Office...

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Covid-19 apprenticeship measures to run to end of 2021   Apprenticeship flexibilities and temporary discretions introduced to support the sector through Covid-19 will run until the end of 2021, but a number will then come to an end. In February of this year, the...

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Kickstart Scheme: The Employees

Kickstart Scheme: The Employees

In our last blog post, we explored what the Kickstart scheme is, how it works and why it is beneficial to those involved. However we also wanted to find out first-hand what it was really like to work as a kickstarter, so we conducted a short set of interviews to find...

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What is the Government Kickstart Scheme?

What is the Government Kickstart Scheme?

You may have seen the words 'Kickstart scheme' eagerly entering the work dynamic, but what does it actually mean? The kickstart scheme is a low risk option for employers as it is funded by the government due to a £2billion fund that has been set up. The government...

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Welcome to Skills Beyond School

Welcome to Skills Beyond School

Skills Beyond School welcomes you to our brand-new website, where we will be keeping you up to date with all the latest apprenticeship news and information. But first, we are going to answer some of the burning questions surrounding what exactly an End-Point...

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Meeting MP Victoria Prentis

Meeting MP Victoria Prentis

On Tuesday 27th July 2021 we joined Banbury’s Job Centre in Oxford for an interview day, to meet and consider potential candidates on the Government Kickstart Scheme. Whilst there, we had the pleasure of meeting local Member of Parliament Victoria Prentis, who was...

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