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Calls grow for Apprenticeship Levy to be axed

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Latest figures show starts are down on the previous year

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Tesco chairman John Allan urges Apprenticeship Levy reform

12 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Allan said ministers needed to simplify the administration of the levy

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2 Sisters takes on hundreds of extra staff in expansion plan

12 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Supplier will take on 300 new staff as it extends operations at its site in Willand, Devon

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Poultry sector gets new apprenticeship scheme

16 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new scheme is designed to provide a pipeline of skilled workers for the industry and develop existing talent

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Why aren't companies maximising the apprenticeship levy?

02 May 2018 | By Paul Monk

Currently more than £1.28bn of funding that’s been paid into the levy by companies is sitting in National Apprenticeship Service accounts

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Apprentices are the new interns, there's no dark art to it

14 Mar 2018 | By Camilla Barnard

Rude Health has taken on its first ever apprentice. Camilla Barnard explains why

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Apprenticeship or degree, it's the work that counts

26 Jan 2018 | By Jonathan Fitchew

The changed discourse surrounding apprenticeships is finally starting to enter the national business consciousness

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10 young people working in food and grocery who inspired us in 2017

02 Jan 2018

It’s been a brilliant year for new talent in food & grocery. Here we celebrate 10 of the brightest young stars who are shaping the future of the industry

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Apprenticeships can help cultivate young skilled workers – but the levy is not delivering so far Subscription

21 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Various food industry bodies have previously outlined ambitions to attract 140,000 apprentices by 2020, but that ambition currently seems a million miles away …

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MDS to launch apprenticeships for graduates and school leavers

20 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The training company, chaired by GCA Christine Tacon, is to become an accredited training provider in its own right from early 2018

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People should be every business's number one priority

09 Nov 2017 | By Steve Parfett

Four recent events have turned my thoughts to why treating people properly is so important, says Steve Parfett of AG Parfett & Sons

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The Apprenticeship Levy: not passing the test so far? Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Richard Pendleton

In April, the government kicked off the Apprenticeship Levy with the lofty aim of creating a new generation of apprentices

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Apprenticeship Levy blamed for decline in new starters

16 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Last August, the BRC said it supported the levy’s aims and “wanted it to succeed”…

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Greggs launches national retail apprenticeship scheme

10 Oct 2017

120 training spots are up for grabs across the country

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Fancy a career in food? 10 tips on how to land your dream job

20 Sep 2017

Getting started with a career in food & drink can seem daunting. Here, 10 young people share their best tips for how to get the food job you want

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My food & drink job: Jack Rogers, Mondelez

13 Sep 2017

As a chocolate technician at Bournville, Jack has a pretty sweet job. He explains how an apprenticeship got him where he is today - and why it’s frustrating so many people think working in food means serving burgers and chips

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Costa to hire 250 new apprentices in recruitment drive

05 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

All participants in the scheme will receive the national living wage

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AF Blakemore launches partnership with PTP on apprenticeships Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Performance Through People will act as the wholesaler’s lead provider to recruit, retain and develop talent

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Apprenticeships help companies become employers of choice

07 Aug 2017 | By Debbie Gardiner

Apprentices can have a direct impact on productivity, customer satisfaction and loyalty, and profitability, says Debbie Gardiner of Qube Learning

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The Apprenticeship Levy - a disaster or a triumph? You decide

27 Jul 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

Businesses must invest in order to obtain a thorough knowledge of what this latest government initiative means, says Jonathan Fitchew of Pareto Law

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