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  • Fleet vehicles for purchase or hire

    COVID-19 the dilemma for Fleet - Purchase vs Hire

    14 April 2020 By Scott Hesketh - Fleet Category Buyer at YPO

    As a fleet buyer in the public sector, I thought I would touch my thoughts on what effect the pandemic may have on the vehicle market, and why hire and lease are great options to acquire vehicles in the coming months.

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  • Recruiting together blog image

    Recruiting Together

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

    During the next few months the world of recruitment will be pushed to deploy resources across public sector organisations. We've rounded up some information to provide you with an update on what YPO and the wider recruitment sector are doing to offer support.

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  • IR35 blog image people conversing in a meeting

    The impact of 2021 IR35 reforms on public bodies

    02 April 2020 By Jon Milton - Director at Comensura

    The IR35 reforms (off-payroll rules) have been in place in the public sector since April 2017 and were due to be implemented in the private sector in April 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the private sector implementation has been delayed by a year.

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  • YPO

    Meet the Category Manager - Ian Reed

    09 March 2020 By Ian Reed - Category Manager of Fleet at YPO

    Ian Reed joined the YPO team 15 years ago and is now the Category Manager for fleet in the procurement services team.

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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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  • children running in a field

    Taking a closer look at sustainability

    07 January 2020 By Melissa Bell - Sustainable Procurement Manager at YPO

    Sustainability is a word that most people have heard of, but what does it actually mean?

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