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    Employers urged to bridge the skill gap for young employees

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    Employers must do more to stop young people missing out on work opportunities due to not having the right skills, Business in the Community (BITC) has said. BITC has found that many people who have been in employment did not learn skills at school that they feel would have been useful in their working lives. Top […]

    Learn something new thanks to PA Life’s courses

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    The PA Life website is a useful resource for ideas and inspiration, from publishing the latest news to amplifying the latest job vacancies. But did you know that we also offer some fantastic online courses? Learning a new skill is often time-consuming and difficult to slot in around day to day life. Traditionally you would […]

    Parents unaware of apprenticeship options

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    Parents of young people in the UK don’t know what an apprenticeship is, signaling a wider awareness problem which is impacting career choices and creating a skills gaps in key industries. The research, conducted by ABM UK, follows news of the T-levels programme and the Apprentice Levy – which aim to present young people with […]

    ExCeL London details new meeting solution

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    Exhibition and convention centre ExCeL London has outlined its new training and meeting facility, CentrEd at ExCeL. After its grand opening in January 2016, the space has been designed to cement ExCeL’s reputation as a home of world-leading events, with an ambition to be the number one choice in the UK for any type of […]

    Apprenticeship levy isn’t adding value to training, says employers

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    Over half of employers (53 per cent) who are paying the apprenticeship levy would like to see it replaced with a training version instead. Despite 46 per cent of levy-paying employers believing that the tax will help them to relaunch current training to claim back the allowance, one in ten said it will make little […]

    Open up a whole world of possibilities at The Meetings Show 2017

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    The Meetings Show provides a platform for PAs to learn, network with industry colleagues and discover new venues, destinations and suppliers. Many of the show’s education sessions will be relevant to PAs; one such highlight is from Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer and Mentor Amanda Johnson, who will present a session titled ‘From PA to VA […]

    The Meetings Show offers more than 80 opportunities for learning and personal development

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    As uncertainty of the geopolitical landscape continues to grow, The Meetings Show is returning to deliver learning and development content relevant to many different types of meetings professionals. Covering aspects of technology, marketing & branding, meeting design, healthcare and leadership & management, as well as dedicated content for PAs in addition to agency and association […]

    Lindsay Taylor launches set of PA qualifications

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    Lindsay Taylor, Senior Training Partner with the IAM and Director of executive training and coaching organisation Your Excellency Ltd meets with PA Life to chat all things PA and share some exciting news. Tell us a bit about your background. I’m a former EA/PA and now Director of Your Excellency Ltd. I support the PA […]

    4 in 10 feel trapped in current job by the daily grind

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    Millions of Brits are not currently working in their chosen profession – because they feel they’re too old to retrain, it has emerged. A study of 2000 employed adults found more than four in 10 are not working in the profession they would prefer, with 70% admitting they didn’t choose the best career path when […]

    Executive education important yet ineffective in most firms

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    Executive learning and development is an essential for businesses to enjoy long-term success and ensuring a competitive advantage, yet the majority views their current provision as ineffective. This is the result of the St Gallen Executive Education Report (SEER), which has been launched today. The study was compiled based on the results of a survey […]