SkillsActive welcomes appointment of Sajid Javid as culture secretary
10 Apr 2014
SkillsActive welcomes the appointment of Sajid Javid, who was yesterday (10th April 2014) appointed as new secretary of state for culture, media, sport and equalities. Appointed the MP for Bromsgrove in 2010, He joins the…
SkillsActive urges employers to give back to education
08 Apr 2014
We are urging employers from our sector to help shape, support and develop the minds of our future workforce by becoming a school governor. Starting off at what was a 6 month pilot, the School…
SkillsActive were delighted with the Government’s announcement last week in the Budget that almost £200 million worth of new funding has been made available to boost Apprenticeships. Within our sector it’s highly encouraging to see…
SkillsActive encourages employers to help shape Apprenticeship funding
18 Mar 2014
As the Government publishes a Technical Consultation which builds on the funding principles outlined in the Autumn Statement and provides further detail on the new Apprenticeship Model, SkillsActive encourages employers from across our seven sectors to…
‘Trailblazer’ salons to shape the future of apprenticeships
06 Mar 2014
  As we pass the half way stage of National Apprenticeship Week 2014, SkillsActive welcomes the news that hairdressers, barber shops and beauty salons are to be at the forefront of the next wave of…
Caravan parks reaping the rewards of Apprenticeships
05 Mar 2014
  The number of park businesses using apprenticeship programmes to develop the skills of their staff is growing.   With National Apprenticeship Week 2014 in full swing, there is no better time to illustrate the…
SkillsActive supports National Apprenticeship week
03 Mar 2014
  SkillsActive CEO Ian Taylor shares his thoughts on how Apprenticeships can make a difference to an employer as well as a young person. As the certification body for apprenticeships in our sectors, all eyes…
Executive's 'Bright Start' first key actions explored by Childcare providers and schools across Northern Ireland
24 Feb 2014
Supported by the Childcare Partnerships and the Northern Ireland Executive, PlayBoard, the lead organisation for children's play and school age childcare, on Thursday held a seminar to promote and explore 'Bright Start' - the Northern Ireland Executive’s…
Best of luck to Athletes at Sochi 2014
05 Feb 2014
  With the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi right around the corner, we would like to take this chance to wish the 56 Team GB athletes who have been selected the very best of luck.…
AASE Graduate Jack Nowell makes his England Rugby debut
03 Feb 2014
  AASE graduate and Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell endured a mixed debut as England went down 26-24 against France in their opening game of the 2014 Six Nations Championship. The 20-year-old Cornishman was handed his…