Developing qualifications: how can we involve small businesses?

Anthony Haynes writes: At this week’s Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) national conference, a major theme was the role of employers as stakeholders in the development of vocational qualifications. There was widespread agreement on the point that employers need to understand and value qualifications (more so than is currently the case).  Agreement was also widespread… Read More

Reflection on Apprenticeship Week

Anthony Haynes writes: In the UK, 11-15 March was National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). As part of the week I attended — along with FJWilson’s CEO, Fiona Wilson — the Voice of Apprenticeships conference in London. With a packed programme of presentations and a good number of exhibitors and delegates, one could hardly fail to learn from the… Read More

Talent stories: how a college makes people more employable

Anthony Haynes writes: Every day this week in our ‘Talent stories’ series we’ve been linking to stories from the worlds of talent acquisition, talent management, and human capital. The stories we’ve chosen are ones that we’ve found entertaining and think have implications for good practice. In this, the final post in the series, we offer… Read More