The Apprenticeship Levy

17th Oct 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect on 6 April 2017 and is part of the government’s commitment to creating 3 million apprenticeships in England by 2020. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK with an annual pay bill… Read more

Package of reforms to the Apprenticeship Levy announced

3rd Oct 2018

The government have announced (1 October 2018) a package of reforms to ensure the Apprenticeship Levy provides people with the skills they need to succeed. The changes are aimed at providing flexibility for businesses so they can take full advantage… Read more

5 Reasons to Hire an Apprentice

1st Aug 2018

Why should we hire an apprentice? During early March, National Apprenticeship week took place, throughout this week employers and apprentices from across England came together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as… Read more

FIESTA partners with the Apprenticeship Management Group

19th Jul 2018

The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) has entered into an agreement with the Apprenticeship Management Group to launch a new initiative, Furniture and Interiors Skills Plus, that will support furnishing businesses of all sizes to recruit… Read more

Hypnos Beds leads the way with Apprenticeship programme

21st Mar 2018

Award-winning British based bed manufacturer, Hypnos, continues to make investing in future generations of the UK’s manufacturing industry a priority, with nine apprentices taken on over the last 12 months. The talented Hypnos apprentices, aged from 16 upwards, have been… Read more

Let the FIESTA commence

20th Dec 2017

Trade associations from across the UK furniture and interiors industries have united under a single banner, the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA), to combat the threat of a widening skills gap. The new organisation aims to… Read more