Apprenticeships and Internships

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


Apprentices more likely to suffer workplace injury than full time employees

Apprentices are more likely to have an injury at work than the average full time worker, a new study reveals.


Call for companies that don’t pay interns to be exposed

Plumbing entrepreneur Charlie Mullins believes employers not paying interns is 'tantamount to slavery' and offending companies should be named and shamed for exploiting young people.


New funding for apprenticeships as UK lags on youth employment

Government funding in apprenticeships could alleviate the pressure on businesses and the economy, a new study finds.


Construction sector urged to create more apprenticeships

The construction sector is being urged to find new ways to attract workers to the sector after a study has found that more than half of the UK population is struggling to hire a tradesperson.


Employers value apprenticeship experience over periods of study for new hires

Some 93 per cent of employers would opt to take on someone who has completed a three-year apprenticeship over somebody who has spent three years studying.


Employers willing to pay more for good apprentices

A study has shown that 92 per cent of employers are willing to pay more than the typical apprenticeship wage, provided they’re matched with the right apprentices.

Employing & managing staff

National Apprenticeship Week: A call to action for SMEs

Halfway through National Apprenticeship Week, Tracy Ewen discusses the factors to consider for a small business thinking of an apprenticeship programme.

Employing & managing staff

The benefits of employing apprentices for small companies

At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Peter Done looks at the practicalities of taking on an individual.


Majority of small business owners struggle to find the right skills

More than two thirds of small business owners feel applicants don't have the skills they are looking for, research finds.


Budding talent: Why it pays to connect with your local college

David Lewis offers his perspective on the value for a small company of bringing interns on board.


Government launches scheme to support apprenticeship recruitment

A new scheme to place apprentices in small and medium-sized quoted companies has been announced.


Businesses get behind apprenticeships

Apprenticeships develop skills that can only be gained through employment, say 77 per cent of companies.

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Business Technology

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