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January 17, 2018

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Big 4 firm KPMG launches 4 year Digital Degree Apprenticeship programme

UK : KPMG has launched a new digital degree apprenticeship, aimed at preparing the next generation of tech experts.  The accountancy firm said the apprenticeship, called KPMG360° Digital, will be a four-year programme combining on-the-job work experience with the opportunity to gain a BSc degree from BPP University in digital and technology solutions. Students will

UK should ensure focus on engineering and manufacturing skills if not to fall behind China and South Korea : WorldSkills President

Brussels : Europe needs to continue to invest in skills and vocational education if it is to not fall behind Far Eastern countries like China and South Korea, the president of WorldSkills has said. Speaking exclusively to Tes, Simon Bartley, who is this week attending European Vocational Skills Week in Brussels, said the European nations

UK to have new body ‘Association of Accredited Teacher Education Providers (AATEP)’ to assess teaching apprenticeship

UK : The National Association of School Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) and the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) are launching the Association of Accredited Teacher Education Providers (AATEP), to make sure new teaching apprenticeship routes are assessed properly, but insist the new group will “not be inspectors”. The legal status of which

UK willing to help cities across world to develop a “fit for purpose” apprenticeship system : Anne Milton

Abu Dhabi : Cities from around the world should draw on the expertise of the UK to help them develop a “fit for purpose” apprenticeship system, the skills minister has said. Speaking at the WorldSkills conference in Abu Dhabi this morning, which is held alongside the skills competition taking place this week, UK Skills Minister, Anne

UK Composites Manufacturers Association launched “Composites Technician Apprenticeship”

UK : 2017 is a year of growth and opportunity for UK composites manufacturers with the launch of the new Composites Technician Apprenticeship, reports association Composites UK. The modular training was developed by an Industrial Steering Group of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to offer employers a new tool to attract, train and develop talent

Leeds Trinity and University of Hertfordshire got funding to develop degree apprenticeships for teachers

UK : Leeds Trinity and University of Hertfordshire got funding to develop degree apprenticeships for teachers were announced today. Leeds Trinity University will lead the development of a teacher apprenticeship qualification and the University of Hertfordshire will be developing a postgraduate teacher apprenticeship, the Higher Education Funding Council for England said. The announcement today also

UK Department for Education (DfE) launches its FIFTH consultation on apprenticeship funding reform

London : The Department for Education has put out yet another survey on how reforms to apprenticeship funding are affecting employers and training providers today – the fifth such consultation in four years, under four different ministers. Described as a “short” questionnaire, the DfE is asking 32 questions on the impact of the apprenticeship levy.

KPMG’s number of apprenticeship hires reaches record high

London : KPMG, historically known for recruiting oodles of university graduates, today revealed a 40 per cent jump in the number of apprenticeship hires and now KPMG will continue to invest in regional business by offering 118 new apprenticeship roles. The Big Four accountant said a recruitment drive meant its 2017 apprenticeship intake was 181,

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