Why it’s important to talk about social mobility in apprenticeships

  Supporting less advantaged individuals to access the benefits of apprenticeships has always been at the heart of my vision. The positive and life-changing difference that apprenticeships make for individuals is well documented, the gain for employers who snap them up perhaps slightly less so! Apprenticeships are not just about getting on that ladder and … Continued

Embedding apprenticeships into school careers advice

Helen Everett, Apprenticeship Champion, Careers Leader at Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School and winner of the Apprentice Champion of the Year category for the London region in the National Apprenticeship Awards, has written an article for FE News about the importance of embedding apprenticeships into school careers advice. Read the full article here.

Law and Journalism apprenticeship webinars with industry-leading employers

Amazing Apprenticeships has hosted the first two webinars in a series that focusses on apprenticeships in specific areas of industry. Now available to watch on demand, are webinars covering apprenticeships in the Law and Journalism sectors, featuring industry-leading employers: Apprenticeships in Journalism featuring The Press Association – Watch now Apprenticeships in Law featuring Cilex – … Continued

Share your story – help us to celebrate World Teachers’ Day

As you know, schools and colleges play a critical role in providing careers information, advice and guidance, to ensure that students have a fair and balanced view of all the opportunities available to them. This is still a work in progress, as teachers continue to learn more about apprenticeships, and grow in confidence in their … Continued

Join a Skype focus group about off-the-job training

The Education Skills Funding Agency are developing a short guidance document to support apprentice line managers in understanding off-the-job training. In particular we want to help line mangers understand how off-the-job training works in practice and the importance and benefits of it. We would like to speak to apprentices to find out about your experiences … Continued

‘Fire It Up’ features YAAN member Ekansh

The Department for Education’s apprenticeships campaign ‘Fire It Up’ is once again live. It is already showing positive results since its launch in January, with a 10% increase in young people’s consideration of apprenticeships. The second phase of the campaign continues to target broad audiences such as young people, parents etc. but will also focus … Continued

Meet an inspirational lab scientist degree apprentice

Cosmopolitan spoke to Aimen Fatima, 21, an inspirational lab scientist degree apprentice at The University of Manchester, about what first got her into science and what she’s working on right now. “Growing up in Pakistan, my mum was my biggest inspiration. She was an army nurse and really into biology. If someone asked me what … Continued

Deadline extended for National Apprenticeship Awards!

There’s still time to make your application! If you’ve been nominated for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year there’s still time to complete your personal application – until Tuesday 28th May at 12 noon! Everyone registered for the Awards now have until noon on 28 May to complete their National Apprenticeship Awards application. If you haven’t … Continued

Good news from the Youth Voice Census Results 2019

Careers education and knowledge of apprenticeships is on the rise, but there is still much work to do to fix youth unemployment. On the 8th May, Youth Employment UK launched the results from the 2019 Youth Voice Census, a survey capturing the experiences of more than 3,000 14-24-year olds as they transition between education and … Continued