Apprentice

The Case for Apprenticeships - By Someone in the Know

Rachel Appleby | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Appleby

I would never be where I am now if it hadn't been for my apprenticeship. Not only has it given me skills, confidence and the opportunity to work with some brilliant people, but it's also highlighted to me a real problem that needs addressing...

Didn't Fancy A Mud-Wrestle Then, Ladies?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Luisa Zissman and Helen Flanagan attended the same London party last night, however they both seem to have forgotten their promise to get down and dir...

Realise Your Career Potential With an Apprenticeship

Steve Goldthorpe | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Steve Goldthorpe

With National Apprenticeship Week in full swing last week, and since youth unemployment remains at 20%, it's more important than ever that we do everything we can to help young people into work. I'm an example of how an apprenticeship can give you a job for life after joining British Gas as an apprentice 34 years ago, back in 1980, and now I run our six training academies across the UK training the engineers of tomorrow.

'Apprentice' Winner Reveals Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Former 'The Apprentice' winner Michelle Dewberry has revealed she's been diagnosed with skin cancer. The businesswoman from Hull - who won the 2006...

Why an Apprenticeship May Be the Key to Your Future

Arfan Ghani | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Arfan Ghani

From helping my mum around the house since I was small, to fixing my own bike, I've always had a passion for understanding how things work and helping out, so I knew that I had to find a job that would be hands-on. But I didn't know how to get there..

Award-winning Apprenticeships Happen at Smaller Businesses Too

Jessica Kirby | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Kirby

Having been an apprentice, I am now very aware that there are a considerable amount of people out there with a negative view of Apprenticeships - whether that is through a bad experience or through just hearing the ever-changing Chinese whispers that get thrown around regarding Apprenticeships. Trust me, the Apprenticeship experience is simply only a positive one.

Ten Reasons to Undertake an Apprenticeship

Lizzie Moffatt | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Moffatt

Many young adults are returning to school after a long summer and preparing for their final year. They are naturally concerned about their forthcoming exams and already considering which university they would like to attend. Very few of those young adults will be considering an apprenticeship...

When Are Businesses Going to Realise That Apprentices Make Business Sense?

Neil Cain | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Neil Cain

I am such a massive convert to the business value in Apprenticeships - I just want to shout about it and make more businesses realise the opportunity and see more young people realising their potential. It seems that finally more people are cottoning on to the value of being an apprentice, but we just need more businesses to take it on.

Luisa's Quick Change

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Luisa Zissman must have hit the dancefloor hard this weekend after she was spotted swapping her skyscraper heels for a pair comfy trainers after a nig...

Who's Taking A Cab (Ride)?

The Huffington Post UK | Baggers | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

No wonder this year's 'Apprentice' runner-up Luisa Zissman is hiding her face - not only has she been caught giving some lucky gent what looks like a ...

Introducing the IAC - The Voice of Industry Apprentices

Ann Watson | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Watson

The IAC is giving learners something they have not had before - a national voice. The changing landscape of apprenticeships in this country, as Government endeavours to secure the vocational route as a central pathway into fulfilling careers, requires input from those who will be affected - the apprentices themselves.

A Clash of Nations in Germany - WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

Ann Watson | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Watson

The world celebrates vocational qualifications this week. A thousand of the brightest and best from around the planet have gathered in Leipzig, Germany, to battle it out to be crowned the "Best in the World" at their chosen profession.

PICS: 'The Apprentice' Lookalikes

Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The candidates for the ninth series of 'The Apprentice' have been revealed and well, just like last year, we simply couldn't resist matching all 16 of...

The Apprentice: Meet The 2013 Candidates

Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The Apprentice' returns to BBC One for a ninth series on 7 May as Lord Sugar and his advisors put 16 new candidates through the toughest business tes...

Youth Unemployment - The Lessons We've Failed to Learn

Andrew Scherer | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

The manner in which the government is seeking to introduce apprenticeships serves only to polarise the debate, ensuring that young people are either classified as 'apprenticeship' material, or are left to join the ranks of thousands of graduates competing for the grossly limited number of entry-level jobs.

There Is A 'Black Hole' Of Apprenticeships

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The rise in apprenticeships is "deceptive", according to Lord Adonis, who warns there is a "black hole" for thousands of young people. In an exclus...

Launching the Search for the Apprentice Team of the Year 2013

Jez Anderson | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jez Anderson

The gauntlet has been thrown down to businesses, training providers and colleges to compete for the title of apprentice team of 2013 which opens for nominations this week.

Sugar Slams BBC Decision To Axe 'Young Apprentice'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Lord Sugar has lashed out at the BBC's decision to axe 'Young Apprentice', saying that it provides inspiration for young people at a time when they ar...

PICTURES: Meet The New 'Young Apprentice' Stars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Lord Sugar is back on our screens this autumn, as he attempts to shepherd 12 mini-hopefuls through the trials and tribulations of a new series of 'You...

The Apprentice Series 8, Episode 7: Tantastic

Hilary Wardle | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Wardle

Apparently asking your manager if they have a strategy is a fireable offence, while being a complete chaotic mess is heartily encouraged. That's the message we took away from Wednesday's episode of the Apprentice, anyway.

The Apprentice Series 8, Episode 4: Only Fools and Gift Horses

Hilary Wardle | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Wardle

What have Del Boy and the Apprentice candidates got in common? Well, nothing, as it happens: because whereas Del Boy could have made a fortune selling broken tat to idiots, his Apprentice counterparts couldn't sell half price cracked ice and miles and miles of carpet tiles if their lives (or rather careers) depended on it.

64 Reasons Why Apprentices Should Aspire to the Top

Jez Anderson | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jez Anderson

Anyone who is passionate about the future economic success of our country should join with me in celebrating the stories of 64 amazing young people - the competitors in the finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.

Competition is the Key to Apprentice Success

Jaine Bolton | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jaine Bolton

There aren't many occasions when talk of leg-waxing, hitch-hiking and whaler boat racing go hand in hand, but that's what it took for aerospace engineering firm Cobham to be crowned the 'apprentice team of the year'.

Sarah Dean

Lord Sugar Shows He Hasn't Sweetened

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

"I'm not looking for a friend, if I want a friend I'll get a dog", says The Apprentice boss Lord Sugar. Speaking at the launch of the eighth series...

The New Era of Apprenticeships Is Launched

Simon Waugh | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Waugh

With National Apprenticeship Week launching today, I want to set you all a challenge. And that challenge is to discover what an apprenticeship can offer you, your organisation or members of your family.