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  • Sean, YPO

    Starting a new role virtually

    29 April 2020 By Sean Cantrill - Further Competition Coordinator at YPO

    Starting a new job or role can be an intimidating process for some especially during the unprecedented situation we are all currently living in. I am going to discuss my recent experience in starting a new role virtually at YPO, in the hope that it can increase the confidence of anyone who might be feeling anxious about the process.

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    Recruitment sector update during Covid-19: Q&A

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

    YPO held a webinar to answer a series of questions to provide support and guidance to framework users and providers during COVID-19.

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    Recruitment continues virtually during Covid-19

    21 April 2020 By Lucy Simpson - Category Buyer for HR Services at YPO

    As a country we are facing unique challenges in the workplace, including how we can carry on recruiting during the Covid 19 outbreak.

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    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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    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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  • 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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    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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