Government plans to cut the cost of apprenticeship training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are welcome but more needs to be done to address the skills shortage, according to Europa Worldwide Group. The operator welcomed plans announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the budget last week to halve SMEs’ contributions towards apprenticeships to 5%. Dan Cook, Europa Worldwide operations director (pictured), said the company, which employs 750 staff across 14 sites in the UK, plans to recruit more apprentices […]
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Stockton Riverside logistics apprenticeship programme shows what can be done when employers step up to the plate
Securing funding for logistics apprentices is only half the battle when it comes to solving the skills crisis – getting students and employers talking is also vital. Stockton Riverside College (SRC) on the south bank of the Tees believes that with its Logistics Academy it has created a successful collaborative model for others to follow.