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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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  • 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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  • YPO category manager, Daniel, portfolio image

    Meet the Category Manager - Daniel Veasey

    07 November 2019 By Daniel Veasey - YPO Category manager, Energy

    Daniel Veasey joined YPO in September 2019 and is the category manager for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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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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  • ics

    YPO delivers excellent customer service

    10 October 2019 By Jo Marshall - Executive Director

    I’m delighted to announce that once again, we have achieved a high customer satisfaction rating according to the UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) Benchmark 2019.

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  • Charlotte Kennett

    Charlotte's apprenticeship journey

    06 March 2019 By Charlotte Kennett, Category Buyer - Corporate Services

    Charlotte joined YPO as an apprentice back in 2013 when she was just 16. Fast forward six years and she's climbed the ladder to her current role as category buyer and now manages the national YPO Apprenticeships framework!

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  • Apprentice Dental Nurse

    Spring into a new job

    05 March 2019 By Lizzy Grayson, Category Manager - Corporate Services

    Spring is a season of new beginnings and opportunities so if you’re thinking of a career change or gaining a new qualification, there is no time like the present. Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to begin on a career path you’re excited by, and support has never been more readily available.

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  • What's it like being an apprentice at YPO?

    05 March 2019 By Jorden Nestor, Business Administration Apprentice - YPO

    Are you considering an apprenticeship? Want to know more about what they’re like? In this blog, i'll be telling you about my time as an apprentice and how the experience is helping me progress with my future.

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