Holding onto key talent is crucial to any business’s success

Mary Schofield, Partner, Lovewell Blake In today’s knowledge economy, the contribution which key members of staff can make to the success of your business is greater than ever. With this in mind, a question which is particularly...

Preparing Leaders for the Civilian and Business World

Alastair field mbe,  Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel I have the had the privilege to command Cambridge OTC since I took over in September last year. For the uninitiated, OTCs have been in existence since the Second Boer...

The Open University – The higher education partner of choice for business

In April 1969, The Open University (OU) received its Royal Charter and the vision of a university that would open up education for all, was finally brought to life – largely due to the...

Heading for a healthy future

Keith-Smith Delive, Director of Apprenticeships, Education and Skills Funding Agency We’re just over halfway through the year and it’s amazing to see support for apprenticeships continuing to grow. Our latest figures show 84,720 people started an apprenticeship...

Is Talent Acquisition a barrier to growth in East Anglia?

Talent is sometimes defined as the top 20% of the workforce; those that are contributing most to the organisation’s success but I rather believe that all employees should be making a contribution to...

Anglian Water’s Apprenticeship Programme Success

As the saying goes; ‘people are the life force of a business,’ and nothing is truer when it comes to the staff who make up the workforce of Anglian Water. Employing over 4,000 people across...

How Open University apprenticeships are developing the workforce of tomorrow

In 2019, The Open University (OU) is celebrating its 50th year and has empowered over two million students across 157 countries to transform their lives through learning. The OU has a strong heritage and pedigree...

The benefits of government apprenticeships to employers

Apprenticeships offer employers large and small a fantastic opportunity to get the skilled workforce they need to grow their business. There are hundreds of thousands of employers up and down the country that are already...

National Apprenticeship Week – 4th-8th March 2019

The 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week - is set to take place in March 2019. This annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on...

Using Apprenticeships to Build skills for innovation in life sciences

Dr. Gillian Burgess, Site Head of UK Research and Vice President at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Board Member of the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) of employers, sets out the business case for greater use of apprenticeships across...