Apprenticeship News

Apprentice incentive deadline

Apprentice incentive deadline

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...

Public Sector Apprenticeship Target

Public Sector Apprenticeship Target

NEW ONE YEAR PUBLIC SECTOR APPRENTICESHIP TARGET1 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 National Careers Service Webinars

The National Careers Service Webinars

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...

Ignite your Future

Ignite your Future

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...

Career Skills Assessment

Career Skills Assessment

Are you interested in completing a Career Skills Assessment? Understanding yourself can help you work out what careers you may enjoy working in. You can use this information to explore careers that interest you in more detail. The National Careers Service has a...

How to Upskill Yourself

How to Upskill Yourself

How to Upskill Yourself Upskilling is something that is becoming increasingly relevant, particularly in today’s climate, when everyone is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many individuals have found themselves rethink their careers. Upskilling has also become...

Removing the stigma associated with apprenticeships.

Removing the stigma associated with apprenticeships.

It’s time to remove the stigma associated with apprenticeships.  The global coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on our daily lives, the way we work, our communities and the economy. Sadly, with the challenges of remote working, the past year has seen a ...

Apprenticeship Levy Underspend!

Apprenticeship Levy Underspend!

TES have published an article about the Apprenticeship Levy Underspend. Details are below; More than £1 billion in apprenticeship levy funding paid by employers expired unused between May 2020 and February 2021 alone, it has been revealed. In a written answer to a...

Updated Employer Incentives

Updated Employer Incentives

Last week the government announced the updated employer incentives for apprenticeships and an extension to the current Traineeship incentive scheme for employers. We have detailed the information below; Recruit an Apprentice Incentive The incentive has been increased...

National Careers Week #NCW2021

National Careers Week #NCW2021

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education....

The Apprenticeship Service

From 1st April 2021, all new apprenticeships will be managed and funded using the apprenticeship service. All employers hiring apprentices will need to have an apprenticeship service account in order to access funding.  Levy paying employers will already have this...

NATIONAL INSURANCE BREAKS FOR EMPLOYERS OF APPRENTICES UNDER 25

NATIONAL INSURANCE BREAKS FOR EMPLOYERS OF APPRENTICES UNDER 25

From 6 April 2016, if you employ an apprentice you may not need to pay employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) on their earnings below £827 a week (£43,000 a year). They must be under 25 years old and following an approved UK government statutory...

We Love Apprenticeships because..

We Love Apprenticeships because..

To celebrate #NAW21 and to keep in with the theme of St Valentines Day, we wanted to share with you why we 💖 Apprenticeships! #NAW21 #Buildthefuture #weloveapprenticeships #iloveapprenticeshipsbecause

Guide to Apprenticeships

Guide to Apprenticeships

As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school, and in this guide, we outline information and benefits about apprenticeships as a key route into a successful...

Celebrating Achievements

Celebrating Achievements

We hope you have enjoyed our posts this week to celebrate #NAW21. Today we are celebrating some of our recent achievers who have passed their End Point Assessment. Congratulations to everyone who has passed recently. #Celebrations#Achievements#BuildthefutureFire...

Thank you, Thursday

Thank you, Thursday

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021, they wanted each day to have a theme. 11th February 2021 is Thank you Thursday. We wanted to share some of our recent learner's messages of thanks to us.

#Askanapprentice

#Askanapprentice

Wow, we cannot believe it's day 3 of #NAW21 already and it's a little frosty this morning! Today's theme is #askanapprentice. Troy Ratcliffe, shared his views on completing an apprenticeship with us. You can view all of our reviews on The Apprenticeship Directory....

#Askanemployer

#Askanemployer

It's Day 2 of #NAW21. The theme for today is #askanemployer so throughout the day we will be sharing feedback from some of the employers we work with. Apprenticeships not only benefit learners but they offer a variety of benefits for employers too! Sam Cave - Training...