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Chloe in the community: a volunteer’s ‘lockdown’ story

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Chloe volunteering

Volunteering has been a release and source of comfort for many during lockdown, both for those volunteering and for those needing help and support.

To mark this year’s Volunteers' Week, one of our user researchers, Chloe Westerman, describes her experiences of volunteering during the past couple of months.

Apprenticeships: not so much ‘You’re fired', more ‘You’re hired’

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Dana and her fellow apprentices

When people hear the term apprentice some will immediately think of the hit BBC TV reality game show 'The Apprentice’, in which budding entrepreneurs compete for the chance to win a big prize.

The concept of apprenticeships has been around a long time though. And earlier this month Civil Service apprentices up and down the land celebrated National Apprenticeship Week.