NSAR meets with China’s Occupational Skill Testing Authority (OSTA)

Last week a delegation from China’s Occupational Skill Testing Authority  (OSTA) a body which is responsible for the licensing of foreign qualifications met with Mark Holmes and Barry Smith of NSAR to learn about UK Apprenticeships and the UK vocational education system.

NSAR has been working with various transport and engineering trailblazers groups on the development of new rail and transport related apprenticeship standards and relevant end point assessment plans,  nationally and internationally. To find out  more about our work click here.

 

Skills Live content creation continues for the DWP Diversity Campaign

We had a great filming session with Mason Johnson, Engineering Apprentice and Michael Butterworth, Depot Driver Apprentice from East Midlands Trains. The forthcoming video content will feature on Skills Live aiming to inspire job seekers from the Jobcentre Plus network about the great opportunities in rail.

To find out more about Skills Live and our partnership with DWP aimed at helping more young people into rail employment, please contact Sharman Cunningham at sharman.cunningham@nsar.co.uk

NSAR hosts another successful SIM training session for Network Rail

NSAR Skills Intelligence Team hosted another successful training session for Network Rail on the use of their bespoke Skills Intelligence Model (SIM) for strategic Workforce Planning. Once again the session covered the data structure of the tool, the functionality of each aspect and with the use of scenarios, how the output information can be translated into a cohesive workforce plan.

To find out more about our Skills Intelligence Model (SIM) and how this could help you with Strategic Workforce Planning, visit www.nsar.co.uk/sim

NSAR hosts SIM Training sessions for Network Rail

NSAR Skills Intelligence Team have been delivering a number of training sessions for Network Rail focusing on the use of their bespoke Skills Intelligence Model (SIM) for strategic Workforce Planning. The sessions covered the data structure of the tool, the functionality of each aspect and with the use of scenarios, how the output information can be translated into a cohesive workforce plan.

To find out more about our Skills Intelligence Model (SIM) and how this could help you with Strategic Workforce Planning, visit www.nsar.co.uk/sim

SAVE THE DATE for NSAR’s forthcoming Symposium – 11th June 2019

Don’t forget that NSAR’s forthcoming Symposium focusing on the latest trends around international and workplace training will be taking place 11th June 2019. The event aims to bring together a select group of individuals for a thought-provoking session to talk about this increasingly topical subject.  More details on the event will follow shortly.

To register for this event click here.

FSB publishes “Fit for the Future” Report

FSB has published the Fit for the Future: Making the Apprenticeship System Work for Small Businesses, its latest report on apprenticeships.  The report examines the impact of the recent apprenticeship reforms on small businesses. Key excerpts include:

  • Small firms that employed apprentices before and after the 2017 reforms, over a quarter (27%) say the reforms have had a negative impact on their business.
  • Recruiting an apprentice (42%), management time (29%) and the 20 per cent off-the-job training (24%) were seen as the three biggest challenges when engaging with apprenticeships
  • Since the introduction of the reforms, apprenticeship numbers have remained lower than pre-reform levels, particularly Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeship starts which are often undertaken by young people beginning their careers.

To view the full report click here.

Use the competency management tool suitable for every industry

Don’t forget that SkillsID has been updated! Our service has new features including:

  • A completely paperless interface allowing digital signatures on documents
  • Geo-mapped authentication for pinpoint tracking of your assessment location
  • A career planner tool enabling you to view the competency gap between roles and the necessary training required to progress
  • Secure and limitless cloud storage so that you can upload any supporting documents and images.

To learn more about SkillsID click here.

NEW Career Path Planner Tool feature in SkillsID

Don’t forget that SkillsID has been updated!

The online platform which allows you to record an individual’s competencies, qualifications and training plans at the touch of a button, has now been augmented with a NEW Career Path Planner Tool. This new feature allows you to see the competency gap between two roles and plan the necessary training in order to progress to the next level.

Get instant access and oversight of your workforces’ competence with SkillsID.
To find out more
 click here.