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CROATIA: A LEGACY FOR YOUTH

A Croatian and UK partnership has developed a student mentoring programme in Croatia to increase internship opportunities in the workplace. Jane Rexworthy reports on a highly successful project   In September 2016, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) partnered with the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP) and UK-based skills and quality assurance experts, People 1st International, to develop an internship and mentoring programme for students in Croatia. In partnership with employers, this initiative was designed to open work internship opportunities for students. The project has yielded outstanding results, with more than 135 employers signing up to participate in the […]

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EMPLOYERS ARE CONFIDENT APPRENTICE LEVY INVESTMENT WILL PAY OFF, SAYS SURVEY

With April marking a year since the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced, a survey of members from the People 1st Apprenticeship Network (made up of over 250 levy-paying employers in the hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and aviation sectors), set out to explore what progress they are making in implementing the changes and whether they are coming up against obstacles that are preventing a positive return from the levy. The survey, http://www.people1st.co.uk/apprenticeship-pulse-report/, found that nearly two-thirds of employers are either confident or very confident that they will see a return on investment from their levy contribution. However, fewer than four out of […]

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