Having been ignored for decades, apprenticeships are back for good. According to the government, ‘over 2.1m people have started apprenticeships this Parliament, with a six-fold increase in higher apprenticeships started since 2009-10’. The number is planned to increase and there’s an apprenticeship voucher scheme on the way, scheduled for roll-out in 2017. In yesterday’s Budget…Details
The first united UK aviation conference is to be held this autumn bringing together the sectors main trade associations.
Director General, Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122), Dr. Rizwan Naseer inaugurated the first International Office of the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) of the United Kingdom at the Emergency Services Academy to enhance the capacity of the trainers, revise curriculum of training, and strengthen mutual cooperation between the AFSA and Rescue 1122 in future.
Simon Powell has been appointed South-West regional representative for the British Antique Dealers’ Association.
Glamorgan wicket-keeper Mark Wallace has been re-elected as the chairman of the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
The Liverpool Commonwealth Association will be officially launched next week in a bid to strengthen trading links between the city and UK Commonwealth countries.
CJAM is strengthening its team with two senior appointments. Yvonne Lidgate joins as business development manager to help generate new business opportunities for CJAM’s marketing and association management clients, while Lucy French joins as Account Director to develop and lead creative, high impact marketing campaigns.
The UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is lobbying the UK government and local authorities to encourage adoption of new Euro IV diesel vehicles and improve air quality.
As International Women’s Day fast approaches, female hierarchy within British business is at the forefront of the political agenda.