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  • young student learning at home

    Continuing apprenticeships with home learning

    04 June 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator of HR Services at YPO

    We are slowly resuming life before lockdown but the ‘new normal’ is on the horizon and a cloud of uncertainty continues to shadow the apprenticeship market. So, what is being done to ensure the success of apprenticeships going forward?

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  • apprentices working with employee

    Apprenticeship standards and their growth

    07 February 2020 By Charlotte Kennett - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly important part of the long term plan to improve workforces and develop enhanced productivity across the UK. The way apprenticeships work and their providers have majorly developed since they were first introduced.

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  • police officers

    Apprenticeship levy of the future

    06 February 2020 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    Does the apprenticeship levy develop the next generation of worker? In my view, the answer is yes! Although there’s some amends to the levy that could make it more productive, all in all, it really is helping develop the future generation of workers.

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  • diverse group of YPO apprentices

    Choosing an apprenticeship training provider

    05 February 2020 By Charlotte Kennett - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    With over 2000 apprenticeship training providers, it can be difficult to find the right apprenticeship training provider. We've compiled a list of training provider business requirements that you should always consider when procuring apprentices.

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  • employer helping apprentice

    How apprenticeships can support UK skill shortages

    03 February 2020 By Lizzy Grayson - Category Manager of HR Services at YPO

    The public sector currently faces a high number of staff and employee shortages which risks the delivery of public services. However, apprenticeships can play a key role in improving these skill shortages across the UK.

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  • YPO employee kelsi

    From my apprenticeship to the world of procurement

    31 January 2020 By Kelsi Barrick - Procurement Administrator for HR Services at YPO

    After completing my A-Levels, I decided that I didn’t want to go to University and instead I began the search for an apprenticeship. In July 2017, I joined YPO as a Business Administration Apprentice at the age of 18.

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  • Ebony Armitage further competition coordinator at YPO

    My procurement journey at YPO

    17 October 2019 By Ebony Armitage - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Apprenticeships were always more attractive to me when leaving college, as I wanted to learn with hands on experience, rather than reading through textbooks and having endless exams. In July 2018, I began my journey at YPO as an apprentice.

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  • Multifunctional Devices Framework

    Multifunctional Devices Framework FAQs

    01 August 2019 By Zoe Morgan-Kriek - Category Buyer ICT

    Last month we held a webinar talking through our multifunctional devices (MFDs) framework and have pulled together some of the FAQs below, as a handy guide for you. Below is a transcript from the webinar and the video will be coming soon.

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  • attracting the right apprentices blog

    Attracting the right apprentices

    30 May 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - HR Services Category Manager

    There’s two ways to bring apprentices into your organisation. You can bring in new apprentices by recruiting externally, or you can look at current employees and look at ways of developing them. Both can benefit your organisation.

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  • engaging apprentices blog

    Engaging your organisation with apprenticeships

    13 May 2019 By Lizzy Grayson - HR Services Category Manager

    Apprenticeships can support every department in your organisation. It also helps the local agenda and develops individuals from all ages within your region.

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