Apprenticeships and Internships

Articles, advice and analysis on UK small business apprenticeships and internships.


Jobs for the boys myth limits apprenticeship opportunities

School leavers are missing out on potential apprenticeship opportunities because they mistakenly believe that the careers available to them are in so called ‘traditional’ gender specific careers, reveals new research.


Skills of tomorrow must be at the heart of apprenticeship drive

There is a long way to go to make sure vocational training and apprenticeships can meet the aspirations of many talented young people, according to ACCA.


Young people back apprenticeships to boost their career prospects

Less than a quarter of apprentices say teachers and education professionals advised them on vocational route into work.


Are you experienced? Businesses reveal biggest barriers to youth employment

Two fifths of SMEs highlight a lack of experience as a major barrier for young applicants in the hiring process.


ACCA tells businesses large and small – ‘apprenticeships make clear business sense’

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will be vital to the take-up and success of apprenticeships, according to ACCA.


Young Women’s Trust urges employers to recruit more women

Young Women’s Trust urges employers to recruit more women, as male apprentices look set to outnumber women for first time in nearly a decade.


CMI calls for greater diversity and gender parity in apprenticeships

Employers are being encouraged to start offering degree-level apprenticeships to improve gender diversity.


200,000 apprentices are set to be recruited by SMEs in the next year

New projections reveal more than 200,000 apprentices are set to be recruited by SMEs in the next year.


ILM calls for employers to capitalise on next-generation apprenticeships

ILM reveals that half of the UK’s HR professionals are unaware of the new apprenticeships standards which will enable businesses to address the critical skills gap.

Employing & managing staff

Why apprenticeships benefit SMEs

Here, Angela Middleton, founder and CEO of MiddletonMurray, highlights the benefits that apprenticeships can bring to your business.

Employing & managing staff

How investing in apprentices can grow your business

Here, The Source Academy explains to us the value and opportunity an apprentice can bring to a small business.

Employing & managing staff

The advantages of taking on an apprentice for your small business

In this piece, in association with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), we look at the case for taking on an apprentice as a small company.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

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