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National Apprenticeship Week 2023: introducing some of IfATE's apprentice network

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This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2023. To celebrate, we want to introduce some of IfATE's own apprentices, who are part of a newly formed apprentice network within the organisation. Following the latest apprentice panel survey, six recommendations were made, …

From Paralympics to apprenticeship: marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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December 3rd is the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Former double Paralympic swimmer Amy Marren is a solicitor apprentice and member of IfATE's panel of apprentices. Here, she gives her thoughts as a disabled person in the …

The Importance of Black History Month to Apprentices

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October is Black History Month and this year’s theme is ‘Time for Change: Action not Words’. As an arms’-length body developing apprenticeships and technical qualification for talented people around England, we want to make sure that we are supporting and …

Artificial intelligence and the digital revolution: how apprenticeships can help the financial sector prepare for the future

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I have worked in financial services for a very long time and have been privileged to witness first-hand many innovations and changes in the industry, everything from the creation of the credit card industry, the deregulation in the 1980s, the …

Funding myth buster

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Each apprenticeship is allocated to one of 30 funding bands, which range from £1,500 to £27,000. When the Institute makes a funding recommendation, we take into account a range of factors including: quotes from training providers; a review of training …

Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Plant Operator apprenticeship

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An apprentice Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Plant Operator crouching down with colleague next to mobile heavy plant vehicle

A few years ago Hills Quarry Products started a campaign to recruit apprentice joining forces with other quarrying companies and the national Mineral Products Association to highlight employment and career opportunities available within industry. This evolved into the creation of …