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Delegates look to the future with debates on apprenticeships

Local government conference says apprenticeships are important, but must be properly funded and designed

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON and Darlington Council sign new apprenticeship agreement

With the squeeze on access to education and the scarcity of secure employment, working people have found it much harder to find decent, well-paid jobs with a guarantee of ongoing training and career development. UNISON has, therefore, been delighted to sign a Local Apprenticeship Agreement with Darlington Borough Council which recognises the high quality apprenticeship […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Delegates debate measures to support our local service champions

From campaigning around pay to fairness for apprenticeships, local government delegates discussed a wide range of issues this afternoon

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Regional Apprenticeship Forum (Taunton)

15 July 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

The one day forum is an opportunity for reps and branch officers to find out more about apprenticeships and how the apprenticeship levy on employers is working, discuss issues related to apprenticeships and plan branch involvement. The day includes: apprentices – policy, legislation and the levy: an update. negotiating around apprenticeships developing plans for supporting […]

Event on the UNISON South West site.

A learning network for apprentices

A few months ago we reported on the apprentices learning network that had been established in Poole Local Government branch. At the 25 Years of Learning ULR event we had the chance to hear from the apprentices themselves as well as ULR Pete Stratford who was instrumental in getting things off the ground… As part of jointly working as […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Hartlepool College of Further Education, the number one apprenticeship provider in the North of England has signed up to the UNISON Apprenticeship Charter, promising correct pay and high-quality training to every one of its apprentices. The charter, which is put in place by the UKs second largest trade union, UNISON, aims to protect the rights […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Apprentices pool their knowledge in Dorset

Apprentices in Poole local government branch, Dorset, have been meeting to discuss learning opportunities open to them. Union learning rep Pete Stratford was instrumental in setting up the group. Pete says, Our Apprentice Learning Network came about following my experience as a public service manager employing apprentices. I was aware that apprentices were often isolated […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

An introduction to apprenticeships: UNISON’s new e-note

UNISON has launched a new online training module to introduce activists to the topic of apprenticeships. Following the story of ‘Josh’, a fictional apprentice, it explores the obligations on the employer, the rights of the apprentice, and the opportunities for UNISON. It will provide you with some essential information about UNISON’s approach to apprenticeships, give […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Blog: Ensuring apprenticeships meet the high standards our union expects

In the years ahead, apprenticeships look likely to become a much bigger part of the world of work, so it’s vital we ensure that employers are delivering apprenticeships that meet the high standards our union expects.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Apprentice rights? Let’s put it right together (Postcard)

Postcard about making sure apprentices are are being treated properly under Agenda For Change.

Media on the UNISON South West site.