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CEO’s see skills shortages as a threat to growth plans

A new study of the views of 1,344 CEOs across 68 countries worldwide suggests the UK’s business leaders are  increasingly concerned about Western Europe’s skills shortages, believing them to be the number one threat to growth plans. According to the international professional services firm, PWC’s report, The talent challenge: Adapting to growth, businesses and their leaders face questions […]

Matthew Hancock outlines latest apprenticeship funding reforms

Skills minister Matthew Hancock said the government was “working to change the culture of the country” when it came to work-based learning. Apprenticeship reforms have led ministers to put investing in the hands of employers: For every £1 a business invests in training, the government will invest £2. Darren Stevens outlines Matthew Hancock’s “simple” new […]

Apprenticeship Reforms Face Criticism From Small Businesses

The government’s reforms of the apprenticeship system have received a lot of criticism. The changes, known to hamper small businesses from getting involved in the scheme have been challenged by Guardian professional, Dave Dalton. He has put together a new model for apprenticeship funding based on employers being given a loan, similar to those given […]

‘Bag yourself that apprentice…without drowning in bureaucracy’

Employers are generally nervous and uncertain about the bureaucratic difficulties facing the 44% that look to hire apprentices in the next five years. The Chartered institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) explains how an adequate training provider, such as KT&A, can provide support needed to change employer’s perceptions and reassure them that an apprentice is […]

KT&A Seeks Interest from Qualified Trainers

Kent Training and Apprenticeships (KT&A) part of Community Learning and Skills (CLS) are seeking expressions of interest from training providers who can deliver the qualifications listed below under a subcontracting agreement. Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safe Handling of Medicines Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care […]

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