Blog January 2017

  • Loughborough

    REED NCFE gave me the employability skills I needed to progress...

    By Jarrod Dilley

    24 January 2017

    I'm a student currently studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism at Loughborough College.  I'm really looking forward to completing my qualification and starting a career within the hospitality industry. Having the support of David from the REED NCFE team has really helped me prepare, and feel a lot more ready to secure a full time job with a market leading hotel chain. 

  • The Real Cost of Unfilled Apprenticeship Vacancies

    By Nick Hughes

    17 January 2017

    The Employer Skills Survey, published last year, reported that 23% of unfilled job vacancies relate to skills shortages. In response to the news, AELP commented that only 86% of employers think their workforce is fully trained and concluded that Apprenticeships could make a major impact in tackling this [skills shortage] challenge.

    So if this is the case, why do so many providers have unfilled Apprenticeship vacancies and what can be done to address this?