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Apprenticeship evaluation – employer survey 2014

This survey examines the views and experiences of 4,030 employers whose employees had finished an apprenticeship programme between August 2012 and March 2013. It updates findings from an earlier 2013 apprenticehip evaluation employer survey. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprentice-evaluation-employer-survey-2014
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Employer engagement with schools and the role of the National Careers Service

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has produced research looking at the role of the National Careers Service in helping employers to work with schools, to the benefit of individuals and businesses. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/recruiting-the-right-talent-employers-links-with-schools-and-the-role-of-the-national-careers-service
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Rt Hon Nicky Morgan announces a New Careers and Enterprise Company

As you will be aware the Government is committed to making sure that every young person leaves school or college prepared for life in modern Britain. We want young people to be inspired to pursue exciting careers, to have the skills to make them ready for the workplace and to acquire knowledge to assess the options available to them. We want schools, colleges and employers to work more closely to provide outstanding careers guidance to every child, regardless of background. To support this vision Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, has today announced that Christine Hodgson, Chair of Capgemini UK, has agreed to chair a new, independent careers and inspiration company, that will encourage greater collaboration between schools and employers. The new company will act as an umbrella organisation to help employers, schools and colleges and other organisations navigate their way through the existing landscape.  It will provide a …
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The Mallows Company won UK Career Development Award

Congratulations to The Mallows Company for winning the UK Career Development Award for Best Practice in Delivering Career Development Services by a Small Provider. Their submission was; Developing Careers Guidance beyond the Adult Funded Model.   A big well done to Rachel Mallow and her team.
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Update on Accreditations

We are delighted to report an increasing number of organisations are seeing the benefits of using the matrix Standard and are becoming accredited to the Standard. Whilst our website undergoes some maintenance it is currently not possible to search for those organisations who hold matrix Accreditation, however some examples of organisations who have successfully completed their assessment include: Arsenal in the Community Student Loans Company Mercedes Benz UK Ltd University of Leicester Semta Apprenticeship Service
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