Why Apprenticeships offer a lifeline to the UK’s tech industry

Despite a challenging economic climate, the UK’s diverse digital industry has thrived over the past five years. According to a recent report by Tech City UK, digital industries contributed £87bn to the UK economy in 2015 and the sector now … Read More

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GetMyFirstJob announced as
‘Best of British’ Apprenticeship Service

GetMyFirstJob, the UK’s leading apprenticeship matching service, has been ranked as one of the best British businesses to work for, following an independent study conducted by the Sun newspaper. This nationwide survey, which involved interviewing members of staff up and … Read More

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Young People Want More Guidance to Help Land First Job

GCSE students awaiting their results tomorrow have expressed their dismay at the lack of effective help and guidance to steer them into the world of work, apprenticeship-matching platform. Some 98% of young people were unhappy with the supervision and advice … Read More

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Are Apprenticeships still Considered Masculine?

David Allison former teacher and Founder of GetMyFirstJob.co.uk, believes that even high achieving A-level students are choosing alternative routes, like apprenticeships, into careers that were unavailable a few years ago. He said: “More needs to be done in schools and … Read More

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90% of Students feel Education only Prepares them for Exams

David Allison, founder and Managing Director of GetMyFirstJob – the organisation that has released the research – said: “A-level results day is a hugely important moment for so many UK students, many of whom will be relying on results to … Read More

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The UK Education System only prepares for exams and not careers.

Over 90 per cent of students believe the current UK education system sees exam results as more important than career preparation, new research has found. As teenagers across the country eagerly await the release of their A-level results on Thursday, … Read More

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‘To Encourage all Pupils to Continue Down a Purely Academic Route is Little Short of Scandalous’

In the last 20 years there has been a significant increase in the length of time young people have stayed in formal education. Some may celebrate such statistics, but with a growing skills gap and stubbornly high youth unemployment rates … Read More

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The Steps to Small Business Growth

Make sure you’re adequately funded and appropriately advised. Apprenticeship matching service GetMyFirstJob has recently doubled its headcount, and couldn’t have done it without funding. Managing director David Allison says the service, which helps young people get a foot on the … Read More

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60% of UK school leavers admit to feeling unprepared for world of work.

Over 60% of young people in the UK feel inadequately prepared for the world of work by the time they leave school, according to new research from GetMyFirstJob. The apprenticeship match-making platform, which processes over 30,000 job applications each month, … Read More

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The Apprenticeship Levy is a Real Opportunity for the Whole FE Sector

David Allison discusses the effects of the apprenticeship levy on business agendas and the challenge employers face in finding the right apprentices. Whether you like it or not, the apprenticeship levy continues to raise awareness of apprenticeships across a wide … Read More

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