Author: Kirstie Donnelly

Don't write apprenticeships off. They haven't even got started yet

14 March 2018
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With so much negative discussion, questions have understandably been raised about the future of apprenticeships in the UK. The good news is that despite what the headlines say it seems like good progress has been made in the first year.

Getting to grips with the Apprenticeship Levy

14 March 2018
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I would ask for caution before people start writing the levy off as a failure. Any new system needs time to bed in – especially one with such significant changes involved.

The apprenticeship levy: a solution for UK skills shortages

14 March 2018
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While employers continue to have reservations about the way apprenticeships are funded, a new piece of research by City and Guilds and accounting firm Grant Thornton suggests that they are starting to get to grips with apprenticeships.

Don’t knock apprenticeships – give them time and support

21 February 2018
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Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director at City & Guilds Group, talks about the apprenticeship system.

Kirstie Donnelly comments on OFSTED annual report

01 December 2016
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Kirstie Donnelly comments on OFSTED annual report

Kirstie Donnelly comment on Coates Review

18 May 2016
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Kirstie Donnelly MBE comment on Coates Review on prison education

It’s time to tell teens the truth about careers says City & Guilds

30 November 2015
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It’s time to tell teens the truth about careers says City & Guilds

Great Expectations research

30 November 2015
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68% of young people plan on university, but only 30% of jobs require a degree

Business backs UCAS style system to expand access to apprenticeships

05 October 2015
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Business backs UCAS style system for apprenticeships

Sixth-formers to be offered courses in real-life maths

03 September 2015
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Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director of City & Guilds comments on Government's announcement.

You want to narrow the gender pay gap? Tackle the ‘gender career gap’ first

13 August 2015
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Kirstie Donnelly MBE talks about the real problem behind unequal gender pay.

More ambition and less celebration

17 July 2014
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Thoughts from the first Education Reform Summit

FELTAG and beyond

16 June 2014
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Our ongoing conversation about the role of technology in teaching and learning

A step in the right direction for careers advice

17 April 2014
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Schools play 'critical role' in preparing young people for next steps in education or a career

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