learndirect in the news

learndirect holds successful job fair – Gloucester Citizen, 19 September 2015

The learndirect team held the first of a series of  job fairs in Cheltenham on 11 September 2015.  Organised with partners, including JCP, the event saw around 2,000 vacancies on offer from local employers and 100s of job seekers popping along.

Alternatives to university – ShareRadio, 22 August 2015

Hear learndirect’s Steve Morris talking to Sarah Pennells, the Princes Trust and NotGoingToUni on ShareRadio about Apprenticeships and alternatives to university.

Techy tea party – this is Lancashire, July 2015

Find out how we’re providing training to the people of Chorley, Lancashire, to help them get online.

Spotlight on Rebecca Connor – Nursery World, July 2015

Hear from Rebecca Connor, winner of the Star Apprentice category at the recent learndirect Inspiration Awards. She talks to Nursery World about her Apprenticeship and winning the award!

McDonald’s soft skills campaign – the Independent, 15 January 2015

We’re delighted to be supporting a new campaign from McDonald’s UK on promoting the importance of soft skills which featured in the Independent.

learndirect Inspiration Awards 2015 

We’ve been promoting some of our Inspiration Award nominees via their local media, you can can view the coverage below:

Diss Express – 12 December 2014

Business awards: Determined Kirstie Gough carves out career in care – Stoke Sentinel, 5 November 2014

From volunteer cleaner to permanent care support worker, hear how former learndirect apprentice Kirstie landed her dream job and has been nominated for Apprentice of the Year. Read full story >

National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

We’re  sponsoring the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award. You can read about some of the winners via the media coverage below.

How do you take on a business apprentice – Daily Telegraph, 31 July 2014

Group Director of Apprenticeships Paul Kilgour provides advice for businesses on how to start realising the benefits of apprentices

learndirect CEO Roger Peace on UK Education – London loves Business, 28 July 2014

Roger Peace talks to London loves Business about skills shortages, the rise in Apprenticeships and what he’s most excited about for the future.

learndirect Inspiration Awards – May 2014

During May we toured the country to announce the winners of our regional learndirect Inspiration Awards. Lots of our nominees and winners were featured in their local media – a few of these are below.

Eastbourne Herald: Diana Lelliott and Julie Dirico – winners of the into work and inspiring learner awards for the south region

Lancaster Guardian: David Allinson – shortlisted in the inspiring learner award for the north region

Ashfield Chad: Shelley Bowler – winner of the star apprentice award for the midlands region

Alloa Advertiser: Cameron Robertson – winner of the into work award for Scotland

This is how London’s top businesswomen believe we can get more women into senior roles – London loves Business – 2 April 2014

learndirect’s Suzana Lopes joined a panel of top business women at a roundtable to discuss what we can do to boost women’s chances of reaching senior business roles.

Politicians Vote Yes on Apprentices – And So Should You – HR Zone – 4 February 2014

Stuart Jones, Head of Training and Development at Omni questions why more businesses aren’t investing in Apprenticeships despite the support of the government.

Minding the skills gap – HR Magazine – 14 March 2013

Dereth Wood, Group Director, Adult Skills at learndirect discusses the basic skills gap in today’s workforce and potential solutions to this problem.

Why now is the time for training – HR Magazine – 14 March 2013

Dereth Wood, Group Director, Adult Skills at learndirect reflects on the recent HR Magazine Lunchtime Debate.