Blog: Ensuring apprenticeships meet the high standards our union expects

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.

National Apprenticeship Week – raising the standard

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and UNISON is celebrating the good, while protecting against the bad and the ugly side of apprenticeships

UNISON welcomes moves to protect apprentices

‘Largest apprenticeship provider in the north of England’ signs up to UNISON apprenticeships charter

A new dawn for apprentices

NHS Trust is the first to sign UNISON’s new apprenticeships charter

Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a […]

NHS apprentices protected by new pay guidance

UNISON will support branches with new guidance ‘to make it stick’ in the workplace

Apprentices to get fairer deal under new charter, says UNISON

Apprentices working in public services are set to get a fairer deal under a charter to be launched later today (Wednesday) by UNISON. Being paid the rate for the job, high quality training and a guaranteed employment contract are among the aims outlined in the document unveiled at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. […]

Delegates look to the future with debates on apprenticeships

Local government conference says apprenticeships are important, but must be properly funded and designed

A 'school' road sign against a wall

Apprenticeships – coming soon to a school near you

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