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“Big firms set to feel pain of Levy” warns apprenticeship provider Develop Training

Big firms will feel the pain of the Apprenticeship Levy in the coming months when the first wave of payments will be wiped from their accounts unless they’ve invested the monies in training apprentices. Apprenticeship provider Develop Training Limited, whose customers...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Ask most people to describe an apprentice and they’ll speak of non-academic, working class 16-year-olds, perhaps a little older, embarking on their first post-school learning by enrolling in a September-term apprenticeship. It’s often taken for granted that an apprenticeship is a...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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BIFM’s Business Confidence Monitor highlights “challenges and optimism” across FM sector

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has launched its UK FM Business Confidence Monitor 2018. Produced in partnership with Barclays and i-FM, the Business Confidence Monitor offers a unique insight into buoyancy across the FM industry and evaluations of current...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Apprenticeships: Striking The Balance Between Employers and Educationalists

One of the key recommendations of the Richard Review of Apprenticeships (published in November 2012 during the 2010-2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government’s time in Parliamentary office) was that apprenticeship programmes should be employer-led, but what does...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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UKCMA report focuses on reduction in number of security and stewarding personnel

A significant report detailing the results of a survey concerning an industry-wide reduction in the numbers of security and stewarding personnel has now been published by the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA). The finalised report delivered by the University of...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Skills for Security one of first training providers to offer new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard

Skills for Security is among the first cohort of training providers to offer the all-new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard. The apprenticeship focuses on employer-designed standards to ensure that the training and assessment apprentices receive meets...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017
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National Security Inspectorate set to begin ‘Meet The Security Company’ series in Risk UK

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is set to begin a new series of regular articles for the readers of Risk UK in which we shine the spotlight on NSI-registered businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding solutions. In recent...
Posted On 05 Jun 2017
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Skills for Security earns ‘trusted training provider’ status from Government with acceptance on RoATP

Skills for Security, the sector skills body for the private security business sector, has been accepted by the Skills Funding Agency’s Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), meaning that the organisation has now qualified for Government funding to deliver...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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“UK facilities management sector shows cautious optimism despite uncertainty” states BIFM

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management (FM), has launched the findings from its Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor 2017 in partnership with i-FM and Barclays. The survey of professionals from th...
Posted On 10 Mar 2017
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Operational FM specialist OCS Group to recruit 900 apprentices through new scheme

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, international FM solutions provider OCS Group has announced that the business is launching a new apprenticeship programme here in the UK which will aim to recruit up to 900 apprentices in its first 12 months of operation. From 6...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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