FIESTA appoints Skills Plus operations manager

21st Nov 2018

Louise Sugars has been appointed as the operations manager of Furniture and Interiors Skills Plus (Skills Plus). In July the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) entered into an agreement with the Apprenticeship Management Group to launch… Read more

Furniture National Occupational Standards Review

7th Nov 2018

The BFM on behalf of FIESTA are currently undertaking a Furniture National Occupational Standards Review and we would like to invite you to take part. Your involvement will ensure the benchmark industry standards of performance and effective working keep pace… Read more

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