A new higher apprenticeship in Human Resource (HR) management has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Skills CFA. 21/09/2012
It is designed to attract young talent and give them a launch pad into HR and broaden access to careers in business.
Launched earlier this September in London, the apprenticeship has been developed with the help of employers and training providers.
The programme provides the apprentice with work experience, and topics covered include knowledge management, employment law and resource and talent planning.
More than 700 people are expected to complete the apprenticeship by 2016, supported by a government fund of almost £800,000. On completion, apprentices will attain a professional qualification and access to associate membership of the CIPD.
Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD, said, 'The CIPD promotes apprenticeships as an effective means of employers recruiting and developing talent. It was natural and appropriate for us to introduce an apprenticeship scheme for our own profession, so that we can attract a more diverse array of talent to pursue careers in HR and business.'
Skills CFA chief executive, Jenny Hewell explained that many employers were involved in the development of the apprenticeship and she was 'confident that the launch of the apprenticeship in HR management will have a major impact on the HR profession'.
Those wishing to undertake the higher apprenticeship, which is the equivalent to the second year of a degree, can apply now. For more information visit HR Apprenticeship .
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