Apprentice system marred by flaws

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Haveany other readers encountered the massive failings within the ModernApprenticeship and NVQ systems?Fiveyears ago we sought an initial intake of six apprentices. The idea was to selectan individual at each of our branches and set them up for a four-year ModernApprenticeship based through their local Tec, ideally each doing the sameunits.Becausethe company set a minimum standard of education for those we wished tointerview, I was accused of selecting the best rather than interview personnelthey already had on their books. Yes, I stand guilty as accused of wishing tochoose someone who had the aptitude to stay the course, in return for fulltraining both inside and outside the apprenticeship set-up.Oneyear into the apprenticeship I found that colleges and training centres hadwithheld the registration of some apprentices and kept others waiting, to seehow many dropped out from the scheme, thus saving the registration fee. I wasdumbfounded that this could happen without an employer’s knowledge. I askedeach Tec to rectify this situation, but progress was slow.Theproblems compound further when sending the apprentices to college. I asked onecollege for information on an apprentice’s progress and attendance there andwas told that the individual’s agreement had to be sought under the DataProtection Act. Surely not? As the employer pays for an individual to go tocollege during working hours, surely this allows the company the right torelevant information?Ihave also found inconsistencies in the NVQ units, which are “national” in titleonly, not in interpreting standards nor in the competence of the assessors. Oneapprentice lost a whole year’s work because the assessor had not met therequired standard and to transfer the apprentice to another college wouldwarrant all the work being carried out again. Throughoutthis time we have continued to recruit and will remain on track as LGHsupplements the apprentice training with its own internal courses. Mycolleagues and I even took the D32/33 assessors’ course in order to understandthe vagaries of the NVQ system. Yet no one has ever sought our opinions orseconded us on to working groups that map out this type of scheme.ALongmire, Technical director, LGH Group Comments are closed. Apprentice system marred by flawsOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness Journey

first_imgRebel Wilson’s Transformation Through the Years Read article “I feel so much healthier,” the Pitch Perfect actress, 40, said on the Tuesday, November 10, episode of The Drew Barrymore Show. “And I don’t know whether it’s a thing with ladies when you turn 40, [but] I feel like I really have come into my own now and not just with health but with my career.”Wilson continued, “I feel more in control and I get to produce movies now, which is amazing, and kind of have more control of the content. I just feel like everything seems to be coming together, maybe I’m a late bloomer or something, but I’m slowly getting it together.”Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness JourneyCourtesy of Rebel Wilson/InstagramThe Australia native also got candid about the road to her prioritizing her health. She admitted that she realized she was an emotional eater, which was sparked by the pressure of becoming a household name. “I was going all around the world, jet setting everywhere and eating a ton of sugar — that was kind of my vice. I have a very sweet tooth, I love desserts,” she explained. “I’ve tried, like so many women out there, fads and diets and things before and I’m like, ‘I need to do a really holistic approach this time.’ I think what I mainly suffered from was emotional eating and dealing with the stress of becoming famous internationally. There is a lot of stress that comes with it and I guess my way of dealing with it was just like eating donuts.”The Hustle star continued, “So, I was working on the mental side of things of why was I doing that and why was I not valuing myself and having better self-worth? And then, also on the nutritional side. My diet was mainly all carbs, which are delicious but for my body type, I needed to eat more protein.”Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness JourneyRebel Wilson. Courtesy of Rebel Wilson/Instagram- Advertisement – When Wilson announced her “year of health,” she said that she aimed to hit 165 pounds. In October, the Cats actress revealed that she was 6 pounds away from her goal weight.The How to Be Single actress previously said that she has been trying to curb her sugar intake, and she even admitted to having “a bottle of water” in August instead of “reaching for the candies.”In September, Us Weekly confirmed that Wilson is dating Anheuser-Busch heir Jacob Busch. “Jacob adored Rebel last year before she went on her health journey,” an insider told Us at the time. “He is very old school and he is a gentleman in the way he treats Rebel. He seems to be very in love with her.” Celebrating progress. Rebel Wilson recognizes how far she has come while committing to her “year of health.” Read article Wilson has lost around 40 pounds since beginning her wellness journey in January, and she intends to “lose a few more” pounds going forward. Despite her continued plans to slim down, she said she still does “love my curves” and does not anticipate that she will “ever go too skinny.” Celebrities’ Biggest Weight Loss Transformations: Before and After Pics- Advertisement – Rebel Wilson Celebrates Halloween With BF Jacob Busch: Inside Their Romance Read article – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ashtenne to take over Cleveland for £33m

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UEFA Champions League set for overhauling

first_img As revealed by Mirror Sport last month, the ongoing quest from senior figures at UEFA to increase the number of matches in their biggest cash-cow could now see a return of a second group stage. That format existed between 1999 and 2003, only for the round of 16 to be reintroduced and remain to this day. Another option could see the current group stage revamped to include six groups of six teams, or even eight groups of six teams should the tournament be expanded to include 48 clubs. The Champions League featured two group phases between 1999 and 2003, including this memorable 2002 clash between Liverpool and Roma (Image: Daily Mirror)Advertisement The Champions League could be extended to include four extra rounds of fixtures from 2024 if UEFA’s proposals for revamping the competition get the go-ahead. However many clubs were added, the increase in games would leave teams facing 17 matchdays if they were to go all the way to the final, in place of the current 13 that Liverpool and Tottenham played on their way to the Madrid showpiece last season. It has also been suggested that clubs who reach the last four of the Champions League would automatically qualify for the group stage of the following season’s competition regardless of their league position domestically. The moves are said to head off the threat of the World Super League favoured by FIFA and clubs such as Real Madrid , with the extra European games bringing in more revenue for the top sides. Read Also:UEFA report lays bare growing wealth gap in European football The idea is opposed by the Premier League, and one element of fallout from the increased matches could be that the bigger clubs choose not to compete in the Carabao Cup. The tournament could then revert to one that is exclusively for sides not appearing in the Champions League, thereby lessening the appeal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Guinness Greatest of the Streets football.

first_imgSeventeen goals scored on opening night of Bartica legSEVENTEEN goals were scored on the opening night of the Guinness Greatest of the Streets Football Tournament’s opening night of the Bartica leg.In the first game, Almanac Kings needed a 2-1 penalty result to decide their fate against Times Square after being tied earlier at two goals apiece.Almanac had Don Lam and Ricardo Perreira on target in the 3rd and 5th minute and looked on course for the win but King’s Cyprian Collison (12th) and Rondell Calender (23rd) turned the tides.Game two also required penalties to adjudge Campbellville 2-1 winners over Street Kings.Street kings had Elijah Fraser (5th) and Shameer Mentore (15th) on target as Campbellville recovered and drew level through Kelvin Isaacs (20th) and Marvin Bamfield (26th).Game three was smooth sailing for River View who overcame Lotto Arcade 3-1, thanks to strikes from Romario Lake (7th), Steven Edwards (15th) and Andel Norton (30th), while the losers had Mclean Pickett on target in the 25thRoderick Hamilton (18th) and Mark Boyce (33rd) ensured that Police overcame Beacon One Love 2-1 in game four with Randy Adams scoring the losing side’s only goal.Plantain Slice’s only goal from Shawn Dash was enough to give them a 1-0 win over Young Guns in game five, while All Stars had the same scoreline win against Beacon Die Hard, thanks to Ryan Scott in the 28th.The winner will advance to represent the mining community in the grand finals billed for next month, featuring the top zone teams from Georgetown, East Coast Demerara, Linden, Berbice West Demerara/East Bank Demerara.last_img read more