Further Education Recruitment News
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Traineeships & Apprenticeships to increase need for verifiers and assessors
20th March, 2014 - Are you ready for Traineeships & Apprenticeships?
Chancellor George Osborne recently unveiled a £11.5bn cuts package that was brought on by slower than expected economic growth and deficit reduction. However, there was some good news for the Further Education sector with an extension of traineeships to 19 to 24 year olds.
A record number of people are applying for apprenticeships and traineeships, with up to 17 per vacancy in London, new figures have shown.
Almost 370,000 applications were made online in the quarter to April, an increase of a third compared to the same time last year. A record number of vacancies (over 32,600) were also reported.
In particular, in the Engineering and Manufacturing Technology sector, the number of apprenticeship applications has increased by over 10 per cent in the period between February and April 2013 compared to the same period last year.
With the increase of apprentices and trainees comes the increased need for Assessor and Verifiers. Further Education recruitment specialists Reed FE National have a vast and varied talent pool of NVQ Assessors and Verifiers based in your local area.
To find out more about REED's Assessors and IVs, please do not hesitate to contact the FE National Team on 020 8256 1343
10th Feb, 2014 - Are you ready for the Careers Guidance changes?
The Department for Education have stated that all further education (FE) colleges and sixth form colleges will be subject to a new requirement to secure access to independent careers guidance from September 2013.
The new requirement applies to:
All students in colleges up to and including the age of 18; and
19- to 25-year-olds with a current Learning Difficulty Assessment in
How will this impact us?
The Government raises the compulsory age of participation in education or training to age 17 in 2013 and to age 18 in 2015.
Colleges should review existing support and take steps to ensure this meets their students' needs. Governors, not least those from an employer background, have an important role to play.
Contact Reed Education on 020 8256 1343 today to find out how we can help you review your existing support to ensure you comply.