Tag Archives: Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are now just an ambition.


The Government put this promise into its manifesto 4 years ago. Whilst many people are heavily focused on the referendum issues that appeared in the same manifesto, this promise is vital if we are to grow our economy, and particularly … Continue reading

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“We will continue to look carefully”, states the blind eyed Government!


When our Government that states it will “look carefully at how we can improve our evidence base……through our 2019 programme of research” it needs to be challenged, and held to account. The idea that such a response is made to … Continue reading

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The failure to resolve Apprenticeship gaps


As I have written before, the Governments public commitment to achieve the level of apprenticeships in the UK that they argue is needed to address the skills gap created by our departure from the EU has hit many snags. In … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships need positivity & action


A couple of weeks ago in the House of Lords, a short debate took place on the theme of Apprenticeships under the guise of a couple of questions from David Blunkett (now Baron Blunkett of Brightside and Hillsborough). There were … Continue reading

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Watch her lips and listen to what she says


This image comes from a fantastically useful website called ‘They Work for You’ which takes the transcripts from Parliament and presents them in a way that assists people to follow the words or the speakers in a very simple manner. … Continue reading

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A winter wonderland leads to a Big Bang!


The impact on Sussex of a few centimetres of snow has been huge over the last week with a mixture of some very positive elements as well as deeply damaging ones. The positive aspects included the opportunity for some people … Continue reading

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The Government must change its approach


Over a month ago three Tory MPs asked the same question of the new Minister of Equalities, Amber Rudd. It always seems strange when the wording of three questions from three individuals is identical, almost as if the three colluded … Continue reading

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Lets have a bit of honesty Anne


When Gordon Marsden, MP for Blackpool South and Shadow Minister for Education asked the current Government Minister for Education who is responsible for apprenticeships a question on Monday, the response was less than open and honest. His question was: “How … Continue reading

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Youth Employment and Apprenticeships


On Wednesday Parliament debated a topic that is vital to all of us, that of youth employment. The debate was convened by Gillian Keegan who is the recently elected MP for Chichester and who believes she is the only MP … Continue reading

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A Government department in chaos


Anne Milton is the MP for Guildford and Minister for Women and Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills State in the Department for Education. On Monday the preview of an interview with her was published to question why the outcome … Continue reading

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