Smart Training and Recruitment https://smarttar.co.uk Wed, 18 May 2022 08:26:00 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 National Numeracy Day 2022 https://smarttar.co.uk/national-numeracy-day/ Mon, 09 May 2022 08:47:46 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=13893 Get involved with National Numeracy Day on 18 May Adult numeracy is a real issue with around 17m adults in England – half of the working-age population having the numeracy skills of primary school children. Poor numeracy can hold people back from having the confidence to get on in life and into work. Those who […]

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Get involved with National Numeracy Day on 18 May

Adult numeracy is a real issue with around 17m adults in England – half of the working-age population having the numeracy skills of primary school children. Poor numeracy can hold people back from having the confidence to get on in life and into work.

Those who improve their numeracy skills are more likely to be in employment, have higher wages, and have better well-being.

Improving adult numeracy is the key aim of the recently launched Multiply programme. Backed by £270m in England and up to £559m in total across the UK, Multiply will offer adults who do not already have a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in Maths or equivalent and need to improve their numeracy, free flexible courses that fit around their lives. Courses are expected to be available this autumn in person or online, at work or at home, and either on a part-time or intensive basis.

We are proud to be a Numeracy Champion and we will be sharing some free, fun activities and resources with you.

Try out the National Numeracy Challenge today at www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk

Get involved with the bumper programme of #BigNumberNatter conversations, live events, fun number-based activities and confidence-boosting resources and learning for adults and children nationalnumeracy.org.uk/numeracyday

 

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#16daysofaction https://smarttar.co.uk/16daysofaction/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:32:53 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=13132 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse. 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of 16 Days of Action which runs from 25th November to 7th December. We will be sharing content across our social media platforms which will include information, advice, videos, podcasts, and also useful links and numbers to helplines and support networks in the […]

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16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of 16 Days of Action which runs from 25th November to 7th December. We will be sharing content across our social media platforms which will include information, advice, videos, podcasts, and also useful links and numbers to helplines and support networks in the UK. You can visit the 16 Days to Action Against Domestic Abuse here: 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

 

 

 

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Traineeship Learner Recognition Award – Jodie Pomfrett – Wrights of Warrington https://smarttar.co.uk/traineeship-learner-recognition-award-jodie-pomfrett-wrights-of-warrington/ Fri, 29 Oct 2021 14:12:14 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=13027 Traineeship Learner Recognition Award – Jodie Pomfrett – Wrights of Warrington Jodie was originally nominated for the award by her Training Advisor, Rose Harrison. Jodie started on a traineeship program in September 2020, and this was her first experience in work. School and College never worked out for Jodie and she applied for the traineeship […]

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Traineeship Learner Recognition Award – Jodie Pomfrett – Wrights of Warrington

Jodie was originally nominated for the award by her Training Advisor, Rose Harrison.

Jodie started on a traineeship program in September 2020, and this was her first experience in work. School and College never worked out for Jodie and she applied for the traineeship at Wrights of Warrington as she had moved into her own house. This made her driven to succeed and focus on work her studies. Jodie went on to achieve both the Employability skills and the Digital Skills aims of the traineeship. She demonstrated the skills, commitment and reliability needed to progress into full-time work.

Tracey saw something special in Jodie and offered her a job as a customer service apprentice. Jodie remained positive throughout the second lockdown, working a few days a week until she could start her customer service apprenticeship in April 2021. Jodie is now progressing both in her role and with her course. Tracey now relies on Jodie and has trusted her to open and close the office.

Jodie commented on her nomination

“I don’t know where or what I’d be doing now as It has given me an opportunity and a starting point on a career. I have gained experience and confidence and I have now opened a career path for progression. When I joined Wrights of Warrington, I found it enjoyable and get on well with everyone. Rose, my Training Advisor was always on hand to help. I’ve improved my timekeeping during my programme”

Feedback from Jodie on her achievement

“I am shocked and surprised to find out I have won. I am very happy, and I am now thinking about what I can buy with her £250 amazon voucher as her prize!

Here at Smart, we are extremely proud of Jodie as she is proof that with the right skills and determination you can succeed and progress in your career. Well done Jodie!

 

 

 

 

 

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Apprenticeship Learner Recognition Award – Jack Whitehall – Egger https://smarttar.co.uk/apprenticeship-recognition-award-egger-oct21/ Fri, 29 Oct 2021 13:50:45 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=13018 Apprenticeship Learner Recognition Award – Jack Whitehall – Egger Jack started working at Egger with no payroll experience at all. It was difficult through COVID and being furloughed but Jack still attended every online learning lesson and he progressed in his qualification. Jack did struggle with the multiple-choice question and role simulation part of the […]

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Apprenticeship Learner Recognition Award – Jack Whitehall – Egger

Jack started working at Egger with no payroll experience at all. It was difficult through COVID and being furloughed but Jack still attended every online learning lesson and he progressed in his qualification. Jack did struggle with the multiple-choice question and role simulation part of the endpoint assessment, but he attended revision sessions every week and he also did revision in his own time. Jack was happy to pass his exams and is now a respected team member at Egger.

Jack’s Training Advisor, Sarah Johnson nominated Jack for our Learner Recognition Award because of his dedication to his apprenticeship and he was always going the extra mile to work towards passing his qualification. When we asked Jack to provide feedback on his programme he said.

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” A short time after my apprenticeship began, I knew it was for me. I like the office-style work environment and was made to feel like a very valued member of the company. I’ve experienced many good things over the course of my two-year apprenticeships such as travelling to the company headquarters in Austria, going on many different training courses and team outings.

Throughout my apprenticeship, I had to complete regular assessments and activities with Smart as well as internal and virtual meetings with my training coordinator, Sarah, who was always happy to help and support me, especially during the covid 19 pandemic.

I did find my apprenticeship to be quite challenging as the level of legislative implications and deadlines responsibilities that go with payroll take a lot of time and patience to learn. Over the course of my apprenticeship, I’ve developed my knowledge and application of many core areas of payroll such as processing, employee tax and National Insurance, understanding the different types of pension schemes that go with payroll, and how it applies to the workforce. As well as developing my team working on communication skills at work.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of my course and the teaching I received from my training advisor Sarah at Smart, I would encourage anyone to take up an apprenticeship”

We spoke to Claire Ball, the HR Manager at Egger, who was extremely happy that Jack had been nominated and been crowned the winner of the Apprenticeship Learner Recognition Award 2021.

“Jack started his apprenticeship with EGGER in May 2019, this included on the job learning as well as formal training with SMART over a two-year period. This ended in a permanent position at EGGER as Trainee Payroll Systems / Analytics Coordinator. During Jack’s apprenticeship we faced Covid related challenges which impacted Jack directly, he had periods working from home and was also on Furlough leave for a few months.  Despite these challenges, he continued to persevere with his development.

The Payroll Administrator Level 3 course content was also technical and demanding in some respects and yet Jack continued to show commitment, enthusiasm, and drive to ensure he completed his studies on time.  Jack works as part of our HR and Payroll teams, supporting with regular and ad hoc reporting, analysing data and dealing with Management requests.

Jack has developed excellent interpersonal and technical skills during his apprenticeship and will now develop even further in terms of analytics and people data. He has been a strong addition to our team, he has good overall skills and is a resilient, talented and well-liked employee”

Everyone at Smart Training would like to congratulate Jack on his achievement and we are all extremely proud of Jack and wish him all the success at Egger and his career.

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The Apprenticeship Incentives Scheme: Extended To January 2022 https://smarttar.co.uk/incentive-scheme-extended-2022/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 08:39:41 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=12923 The Apprenticeship Incentives Scheme: Extended To January 2022 Great news for employers; the Apprenticeships Incentive Scheme has been extended to the end of January 2022. This means employers can get a grant of £3,000 for every apprentice they hire before that date. In a speech for the Conservative Party Conference, Rishi Sunak announced that the […]

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The Apprenticeship Incentives Scheme: Extended To January 2022

Great news for employers; the Apprenticeships Incentive Scheme has been extended to the end of January 2022. This means employers can get a grant of £3,000 for every apprentice they hire before that date.

In a speech for the Conservative Party Conference, Rishi Sunak announced that the government would be extending the scheme in order to give businesses an economic boost post-COVID. The incentive is designed to help businesses grow their teams and add new skills.

 We are delighted to hear this news. Since the scheme was first made available in August 2020 we have helped many employers realise the power of Apprenticeships.

Hiring an Apprentice will kick-start a person’s career, giving them the defined structure for employment and learning over a 12-24 month period. Apprenticeship Programmes are funded by the government so are financially viable. With our FREE recruitment service, Smart will manage the programme, the training, finding the right person, and support you as the employer.

Interested in hiring an apprentice? Contact us today at askus@smarttar.co.uk

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The Results Are In…. https://smarttar.co.uk/the-results-are-in/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 08:01:10 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=12912 Drum Roll Please….. The Results are in… We have received some fantastic nominations and we have really enjoyed reading through all the case studies and after a very tough decision, we are excited to announce the winners of the Smart Training and Recruitment Learner and Employer Recognition Awards. Jack at Egger won our Apprentice Learner […]

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Drum Roll Please….. The Results are in…

We have received some fantastic nominations and we have really enjoyed reading through all the case studies and after a very tough decision, we are excited to announce the winners of the Smart Training and Recruitment Learner and Employer Recognition Awards.

  • Jack at Egger won our Apprentice Learner Recognition Award
  • Jodie at Wrights of Warrington won our Traineeship Learner Recognition Award
  • Andalucia won our Apprenticeship Employer Recognition Award
  • Wrights of Warrington won our Traineeship Employer Recognition Award.
  • Sam at The Fig and Olive was our runner up for the Learner Recognition Award
  • Alisha at Andalucia was also our runner up for the Learner Recognition Award

Congratulations to all our winners, you will be receiving your certificate and prizes soon. Watch this space for the latest photographs and feedback from all our winners and runner-ups.

#recognition #awards #smarttar #trainsmart #apprenticeships #traineeships #smartawards #hardwork #congratulations

View our winner’s video here!

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Apprentice incentive deadline https://smarttar.co.uk/apprentice-incentive/ Fri, 20 Aug 2021 08:49:41 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=12685 Time is running out to claim the apprentice incentive Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan said this week there are ‘no plans to extend the current apprenticeship incentives beyond their cut-off date on September 30. In an exclusive interview as part of the All About Apprenticeships podcast from the HomeServe Foundation, the Minister said the incentives, which offered […]

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Time is running out to claim the apprentice incentive

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan said this week there are ‘no plans to extend the current apprenticeship incentives beyond their cut-off date on September 30. In an exclusive interview as part of the All About Apprenticeships podcast from the HomeServe Foundation, the Minister said the incentives, which offered grants to SMEs taking on an apprentice, had a deliberate time limit in order to force employers to take on an apprentice now. The Government is currently offering £3000 per newly recruited apprentice, regardless of age from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. Claims are made via the DAS portal by the employer, claim window for this new incentive opened on June 1, 2021

Interested in hiring an apprentice? Get in touch today.

The deadline is 30th September 2021

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Public Sector Apprenticeship Target https://smarttar.co.uk/public-sector-apprenticeship-target/ Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:11:10 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=12094 The post Public Sector Apprenticeship Target appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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NEW ONE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR APPRENTICESHIP TARGET

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Public sector bodies have a target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starters over the period.

The public sector apprenticeship target was introduced by the UK government in April 2017 in accordance with The Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017. The target for new apprenticeships includes both newly employed apprentices and any existing staff that have begun an apprenticeship. All public sector bodies in scope must submit a report annually to the government on their progress in meeting the target.

WE CAN HELP YOU TO ACHIEVE YOUR TARGET

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The National Careers Service Webinars https://smarttar.co.uk/the-national-careers-service/ Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:59:52 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=12086 Information: the National Careers Service results day webinars for parents/carers — We recognise that it has been a challenging year for students and want to equip parents and carers with advice to support their children on the day. Click the links below to sign up to one of the webinars and get: tips on how […]

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Information: the National Careers Service results day webinars for parents/carers

We recognise that it has been a challenging year for students and want to equip parents and carers with advice to support their children on the day.

Click the links below to sign up to one of the webinars and get:

tips on how your child can prepare for results day

advice about their options

advice about leaving education and exploring careers

signposting to useful sources

an opportunity for Q&A

30th July Webinar                 3rd August Webinar                   4th August Webinar

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Ignite your Future https://smarttar.co.uk/ignite-your-future-nhs/ Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:38:49 +0000 https://smarttar.co.uk/?p=11958 The post Ignite your Future appeared first on Smart Training and Recruitment.

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Ignite your Future through an apprenticeship with NHS Blood and Transplant

We are proud to be working in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant to support their Ignite Your Future scheme.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), who provides the blood donation service in England and transplant services across the UK, have apprentice opportunities across many different roles and areas!

We believe Youth Can Do It. Discover your potential, or help someone discover theirs Find out more.

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