Tag Archives: apprenticeships

News Feature

Partnership must prevail


The apprenticeship levy is draining Northern Ireland of training resources and opportunities for young people and needs to be reformed, Unite has warned.   Issuing... Read More
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“Tantamount to exploitation”


Unite believes that genuine, industry recognised apprenticeships are an excellent investment for UK industry and the economy. A high quality apprenticeship creates lifelong employment mobility,... Read More
TUC 2018

Cut to the bone


Unite delegate Julie Phipps spoke on Monday (September 10) at TUC conference in Manchester on the public sector.   “Conference, public services have been underfunded and... Read More
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‘Crass stupidity’


Unite has described the decision by the official receiver to make redundant 341 Carillion apprentices as an act of ‘crass stupidity’.   The decision to... Read More
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Save CITB training call


Members of Unite employed by the Construction Industry Training Boards (CITB) have launched a petition to reverse a decision which would end unique construction skills... Read More
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Training overhaul call


Unite is calling for a radical overhaul in how construction training is undertaken, after unearthing a large increase in so called ‘dead end construction courses.... Read More
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‘Wake-up call’


Apprenticeships started during the present academic year have dropped by 26.5 per cent compared to the previous year – a drop Unite says is due... Read More
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Free labour scandal


Halfords has been criticised for running a government-backed traineeship first exposed by UniteLive that sees young jobseekers work for two months without pay.   Financial... Read More
TUC 2018

Going for gold


Unite knows the value of good apprenticeships – it has a long tradition of being involved in developing them.   As Unite delegate Thomas Butler,... Read More