High flyers, cybercrime stoppers, and a much needed technical skills shift

This is your Best Apprenticeships weekly news roundup 18/12/18…

A positive shift for apprenticeship hiring.

A report examined in The Times suggests a behavioural shift towards hiring apprenticeships over graduates; particularly when the role requires technical skills.

The article continues “Industry is more interested in hiring apprentices than graduates in recruiting a workforce with the right technical skills […] almost three quarters of companies are recruiting apprentices, up from two thirds in 2014, a report being published today by the EEF manufacturing body has found.”

This trend, should it turn out to reflect a wider industry change, is indeed a welcome one and something we will be keeping a close eye on. You can read the full article here.

Nothing discount about these apprentices.

ALDI’s apprenticeship schemes continue to turn heads as the latest batch of future store managers graduated this week.

The budget supermarket giant, that is also famous for its generous graduate schemes, has spent the last five year improving it’s young recruitment and training structure, and the results are impressive.

Aldi offers a number of apprenticeship schemes with specific focus on logistics, stores, and drivers.

Keeping us cybersecure.

Bletchley Park Qufaro and Global Knowledge Apprenticeships (GKA), have launched a Level 4 cybersecurity apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship hopes to fill key skill gaps on the market, as tech businesses look to beef up their cybersecurity, with both in-house roles and as a client facing service.

Dr Budgie Dhanda CEO of Qufaro explains: “This Cyber Apprenticeship differs from many others in that it not only meets the needs of the apprenticeship standard, but also the National Occupational Standards that were developed jointly by Industry and government.”

Read the full story here.

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