Updates from Future Proof

10 things we’ve learnt from the government’s updated guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy

April 29 2016

The government has released some updated guidance for employers on the Apprenticeship Levy and how the Digital Apprenticeship Service will work. Here are 10 new things that we’ve learnt:

  1. Employers will have 18 months to spend their funds on

  2. ...

Youth employment – moving NEETS into work

April 20 2016

At Centrica, we are proud to play our part in society, supplying customers with the energy they need at home and at work. However, to...

Practice makes perfect: Unipart’s mock assessment centres for graduates and assessors

April 12 2016

For many graduates the assessment process operated by most organisations is daunting, unfamiliar and represents a stressful obstacle in their job searching.

Conscious of this, the Graduate Recruitment team at Unipart decided to begin hosting a series of a ‘mock’ assessment...

Social Action and Apprenticeships: British Gas’s Partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

April 5 2016

In order to help young employees to cultivate leadership skills and develop experience of social action outside of work, British Gas apprentices take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).

This partnership is currently in its tenth...

How Ricoh have created a strong talent pipeline by making all their junior roles accessible through apprenticeships

April 1 2016

Ricoh recently identified the need to attract fresh talent and new skills into the business, so they decided to make the entry routes into their company as accessible to young people as possible by introducing an initial apprenticeship year for all the roles at their two most junior levels unless a particular requirement of a role means that it is not suitable for an apprentice.

8 simple rules for youth recruitment...

March 29 2016

Last month CIPD hosted their annual Recruitment Conference and Workshop; featuring presentations from Swedish Video Game creator King, insurance firm AXA Insurance, music technology firm Shazam, new bank Virgin Money, hospitality firm Stonegate Pubs and restaurant chain...

Key Findings: Our Youth Survey

March 29 2016

To launch the Future Proof Campaign we surveyed over 4,000 young people aged 18 to 24 about their experiences of employment in the UK. Here are the key findings.

Using data to create ‘Future Proof’ Apprenticeships

March 18 2016

Apprenticeships may sometimes feel like the latest political buzzword, but these earn-and-learn programmes have been solving skills problems for centuries. Combining earning and learning was developed in the middle-ages, where young people would be employed as an apprentice for between...

Why should you take on an apprentice? Barclays, Capgemini and EE on what young people bring to their businesses

March 15 2016

"There is untapped talent out there"

Mike Thompson, Director of Early Careers at Barclays and Constance Angella Nafuna, Macro Sales COO explain why companies need to rethink how they recruit young people. See our toolkit on behaviour-based recruitment.