The latest round of the Ingenious scheme from the Royal Academy of Engineering is now open to applications. The closing date is 4pm on Monday 17 October 2016.
Grants are in the range of £3,000 - £30,000 - for more information visit their website
The Department for Education, and the Skills Funding Agency on 12th August 2016 announced proposals on developments for the apprenticeship programme - launched in 2010. This has already given 2.9 million people the chance to learn new skills so they can go on to access fulfilling careers and help boost UK business.
These proposals, if accepted, will affect many companies and apprenticeship seekers with extra financial support to enable more flexibility to ensure the scheme suits all involved for the better.
More details can be downloaded from: Views sought on plans to boost apprenticeships, but don't delay as responses are requested by 5th September 2016
A recent survey conducted by NCFE, an Awarding Body (previously the Northern Council for Further Education) published some information very relevant to the decisions school leavers and their parents will be making about their futures.
Published on the web by www.apprenticeeye.co.uk it reveals that:
- Some 68% of parents think Apprenticeships are an excellent way to earn and learn
- 62% believe that university doesn’t suit everyone.
Showing significant views from the results in a 2013 survey carried out by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), where 63% of parents didn’t understand Apprenticeships well enough to explain them to their children.
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