Updates from Future Proof

BREXIT: Update on the Apprenticeship Levy

June 28 2016

At a conference hosted by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills confirmed that the Apprenticeship Levy will go ahead, following a similar timetable as before. The announcement on funding...

Unintended Implications: CIPD’s Head of Policy Ben Willmott on CIPD’s latest research on employer attitudes to the Apprenticeship Levy

June 22 2016

The creation of more and better quality apprenticeships can play a role in boosting the UK’s flat-lining productivity growth. They can help employers address recruitment difficulties and skills shortages that...

Why do employers still prefer degrees over apprenticeships? Grace Mehanna talks to Share Radio UK

June 21 2016

 Listen to our Campaign Director Grace Mehanna talk about Future Proof, apprenticeships and recruiting young people on Share Radio UK.

 See our free apprenticeship toolkit for employers


‘Make your Mark’ : How Marks & Spencer are supporting young people into work

May 19 2016

In 2004, three years before they launched Plan A, Marks & Spencer asked their customers which disadvantaged groups of society they wanted them to support into work. They highlighted single parents along with disabled, homeless and young people. Inspired by...

Our 7 key insights from the government’s apprenticeships survey of employers

May 16 2016

Last week the government released an evaluation of apprenticeships following a survey of 4,000 employers in 2014. Here’s our key insights from the release:

  1. The majority of apprentices followed one of only three types of framework. These were Business

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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

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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...