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Apprenticeships and Internships

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

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Small businesses considering introducing apprenticeship initiatives 

Nearly one in four small businesses are looking to develop apprentice schemes to compensate for skills shortages, research finds.

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Budget 2014: Extension to apprenticeship grant scheme proves popular policy

George Osborne's Budget pledge to extend a scheme that provides employers with a grant for each apprentice they train has been well received by business commentators.

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Less lucrative options for female apprentices, study shows

Female apprentices are considerably more likely to end up in low-paid jobs as a result of training in female-dominated sectors, research finds.

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A small business guide to taking on interns and apprentices

Wax Noor, senior solicitor at legal firm Brilliant Law, clears up some common queries from small companies about apprenticeships.

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Survey ahead of National Apprenticeship Week 2013 reveals most businesses take on apprentices permanently

The majority of businesses that took on an apprentice have employed them full time following the apprenticeship period, research finds. 


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Apprenticeships report leads to new government initiatives

The government is set to ramp up its support for small businesses which take on apprentices following a report from entrepreneur Jason Holt.

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Government employment schemes ‘not working’

Government employment schemes for young people are too complicated and should be scaled down, says a prominent entrepreneur.

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Shorter apprenticeship schemes do not provide same value as longer courses

Business owners are concerned that shorter apprenticeship schemes do not provide the same value as longer courses, the Forum of Private Business warns.

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Internships ‘ripping off young people’

A campaign calling for the fair treatment of interns has been launched following concerns that interns are being exploited through unpaid work.

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Government introduces Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships fund

A £25 million government fund will support up to 10,000 Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships.

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FSB: Don’t axe graduate scheme

The Federation of Small Businesses is urging the government to extend its graduate internship scheme, due to come to an end in March 2011.

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Gates beats Cowell as top boss for apprentices

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the top fantasy boss for UK apprentices, a survey finds.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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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