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Apprenticeships and Internships

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

News

FSB: Let’s help businesses take on apprentices

The Federation of Small Businesses has urged the government to make it easier for companies to take on apprentices.

News

Apprentices get minimum wage

For the first time apprentices will be given a minimum wage of £2.50 per hour. 

The new rate will come into force in October, along with a 2 per cent rise for adults of £5.93 an hour.

News

SMEs ‘would benefit from graduate internships’

Government plans to increase internships will allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to benefit from taking on graduates, an expert asserts.

News

Female apprentices recognised

Skills secretary John Denham has celebrated the number of women going into apprenticeships and the success of the programme overall.

Employing & managing staff

Guide to Apprenticeships

In a recent survey conducted amongst members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), 31.8 per cent reported experiencing skill shortages amongst their current staff, in managerial, advanced IT, technical and sales and marketing roles. So what's to be done? SmallBusiness.co.uk teamed up with the FSB to give you this guide to apprenticeships.

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

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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