The workplace is meant to be a place where people learn, a pathway to bettering themselves you could say; So someone please tell me why companies have the audacity to exploit our young people with ‘unpaid shifts’.
Yesterday Theresa May once again proved it is she, not various members of her cabinet, who needs to be in another job.
The Autumn Budget is looming and I can tell you, there’s one thing for sure that I hope to see included, and that’s a boost for apprenticeships!
Settling on a ‘no deal’ future as the UK’s relationship with the European Union is completely unthinkable, and there is no way in hell that such an arrangement can ever be allowed to happen.
I am shaking with rage I’m so angry about today’s Supreme Court ruling that says that charging people to bring employment tribunal cases against employers is illegal.
A year ago this month there was a big match played in the UK; watched by a huge crowd, with the final score probably best-described as an away win: Remain City 48-52 Leave County.
I’ve always said that anything that gets more young British workers into skilled professions, especially apprenticeships, is a good thing, but I can’t in good conscience support the Government’s new Immigration levy.
If there was any anecdotal evidence needed to prove the state of Britain’s roads, just visit the Pimlico Plumbers garage. At least twice a week we have to take one of our fleet of vans off the road to repair damage caused by potholes.
I genuinely think that T-Levels are the greatest innovation in the vocational education area that has taken place in my lifetime. They are a brilliant idea that will replace a mishmash of 13,000 courses with 15 ‘routes’ as diverse as accountancy and finance, hospitality and plumbing and building work.
From what I’ve read and heard, Matthew Taylor seems like a decent bloke, and someone I’d love to sit down and talk to as part of his Review of Modern Employment, that he is currently carrying out on behalf of the Government.