James Grinnell

Q&A: As we’re nearing the end of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked one employer what they look for in an apprentice

The Built Environment sector is currently experiencing a critical skills shortage. When the recession hit in 2008, the sector lost around 140,000 jobs. But we need construction talent more than…

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National Apprenticeship Week Spotlight: Building on my career through a Quantity Surveying Apprenticeship

In this special National Apprenticeship Week case study blog, we speak with Patrice Weekes who’s currently studying the Quantity Surveying pathway of UCEM’s Surveying Technician apprenticeship programme while working for…

Principal Thoughts

Principal Thoughts: How are the delayed apprenticeship standards affecting the Built Environment skills crisis?

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This time, Ashley looks at the impact the apprenticeship standards hold-up is having on the Built Environment skills pipeline –…

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Yes, we need a major increase in degree apprenticeships – but is it enough to solve the UK’s worsening skills crisis?

Guest blog by Stephen Bartle, Director Commercial and Business Development, University College of Estate Management Last week – as reported in The Independent - Chairman of the Education Select Committee,…

Laura Rattery-Trow

A Case Study: From Equine Management to a Chartered Surveying apprenticeship – Laura Rafferty-Trow, Acquisition Manager at Spectrum Solicitors

Apprentice Chartered Surveyor, Laura Rafferty-Trow is currently working for Spectrum Solicitors as an Acquisition Manager. We spoke to her to find out why she chose to study with UCEM and…