With recent figures suggesting that the number of people starting apprenticeships has fallen by almost 60% since the Apprenticeship Levy came into effect in April this year, it’s more important than ever for UNISON branches to understand the issues and make the case to employers. National learning and workforce development organisers Jon Tennison and Oreleo Du […]
Union will seek to use Agenda for Change to protect apprentice pay and conditions
Local government conference says apprenticeships are important, but must be properly funded and designed
UNISON has launched a new online training module to introduce activists to the topic of apprenticeships. Following the story of ‘Josh’, a fictional apprentice, it explores the obligations on the employer, the rights of the apprentice, and the opportunities for UNISON. It will provide you with some essential information about UNISON’s approach to apprenticeships, give […]
In the years ahead, apprenticeships look likely to become a much bigger part of the world of work, so it’s vital we ensure that employers are delivering apprenticeships that meet the high standards our union expects.
Response to major report into health service and care workforce
It’s National Apprenticeship Week and UNISON is celebrating the good, while protecting against the bad and the ugly side of apprenticeships
Schools across the UK see an increase in apprentices after the government introduced new schemes, and a levy to fund them, which came into effect last month