Here you will find a brief overview of what’s been going on in the training world over the last week, as well as a completely random story that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!
More than 200 college jobs are facing the axe in West Yorkshire in a bid by management at Leeds City College and Bradford College to balance the books in the face of funding cuts.
Leeds is trying to knock nearly £11m from its budget by cutting 146 staff members while Bradford needs to make £8m in savings as it puts 140 jobs at risk.
Latest official figures have shown the proportion of Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in the UK during the first three months of this year was the lowest of any quarter in the last five years.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) report said that there were 943,000 16 to 24-year-old Neets during this period — down 20,000 (2 per cent) from October to December 2014 and 45,000 (5 per cent) from January to March last year.
It’s all systems go to hit 3m apprenticeship starts as the government today revealed for the first time how it was aiming to hit the target.
She outlines the “step change” required to hit the target as “more support and communication from government, more providers working with local employers, more existing apprentice employers expanding their programmes and more new businesses coming on board”.
It’s not really news, but the moment a baboon opens the door to a car and makes away with the rest of a the tourist’s pizza is definitely worth a watch.