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The Apprenticeship Levy: it can work for everyone

Stock Image Apprentice Skills Training Workers Apprenticeship Levy
The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April, obliges firms with wage bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of that bill towards funding the creation of three-million new apprenticeships. It is not a popular measure, but Kate Maddison-Greenwell believes that if fully embraced, it can be beneficial for all.

Women in STEM: it all hangs in the balance

Women in STEM - Manufacturing scores highly for female representation
Women are more concerned with how interesting their career is than the salaries they receive, according to the recent Engineering Skills for the Future Report by Semta. And yet, data from the Women’s Engineering Society suggests the percentage of female engineering professionals in the UK is still less than 10%, the lowest in Europe.