News

  • National trailblazer for a smarter energy future

    National trailblazer for a smarter energy future

    15 March 2016

    The UK energy market is experiencing a technological transformation with the roll out of smart meters across the UK now in full swing. Along with our partners, G4S Utilities, and Energy & Utility Skills, we are pioneering a new dual fuel smart meter apprenticeship to deliver the training needed to meet the high demand for an extra 6,000 smart meter installers and training to upskill 3,000 existing installers by 2019. 

  • Working with business to deliver skilled people

    Principal's blog - Apprenticeships

    16 March 2016

    A blog by Principal and Chief Executive Judith Doyle

    "Apprenticeships are the backbone of our skills-based economy, creating worthwhile career opportunities that allow employers to build a flexible, and motivated workforce..."

     

  • Digital career set in motion for cinema apprentice

    Digital career set in motion for cinema apprentice

    14 March 2016

    Tyneside Cinema has invested in skills by launching a creative and digital apprenticeship scheme as regional demand rises for professionals in the technology, creative and digital sector, which is estimated to be worth £1.1bn to the local economy by 2020.

     

  • Better careers advice for all

    Better careers advice for all

    11 March 2016

    A new law will ensure young people get the impartial careers advice they need to train towards a career that fits their individual needs.

    The issue of inadequate careers advice has hit national headlines in recent months with The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, secretary of state for education, legislating to ensure that technical colleges and companies providing apprenticeships get into schools to give careers advice to pupils.

     

  • New appointment strengthens business links

    New appointment strengthens business links

    1 March 2016

    We have further strengthened our links with the North East business community with a key appointment to our management team.

    Ivan Jepson brings almost 25 years of industry and private sector experience to the role as business development director.