Apprenticeship News

New Employer Incentive

A new employer incentive has been announced. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a “brand new bonus” for employers to hire apprentices over the next six months. Announcing the new employer incentive during his summer statement, Sunak told the House of Commons: “We...

Approved Member: AOHT

We are proud to announce we are an approved Training Provider for the Association of Healthcare Trainers. The Association of Healthcare Trainers is one of the UK’s largest non-profit membership associations for those training within the healthcare sector, dedicated to...

Classic employer misconceptions about Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are often misunderstood by employers. We have decided to include some top misconceptions below. Apprenticeships are only for trade occupations What do you think of if someone says the word ‘apprentice’ Many think of - Plumber, joiner, electrician,...

NEW PROGRAMME! Healthcare Cleaning Operative Level 2

We are excited to announce we have added a new programme to our delivery portfolio! Healthcare Cleaning Operative Apprenticeship Skills Programme  This Apprenticeship Standard has been developed by 3EEE, Wamitab, Fidelis, Sodexo, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health...

COVID-19 – FAQ’s for Employers

All of our employees have been furloughed, does this mean our apprentices cannot do work towards their qualification? We will continue to deliver remote teaching and learning sessions with apprentice’s where possible without affecting official ‘furlough’ guidelines,...

Looking after your mental health

Our working lives have been changing for a while now – but the emergence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a massive change, more uncertainty, and new challenges for many of us. We found some really useful advice from MentalHealth.Org...

What’s the ROI of apprenticeships?

Apprentices learn on the job, so they’re performing their role from the moment they start. And if you pay the apprenticeship levy, training is already paid for. It’s a no brainer. But other than filling your skills gap, what other returns do apprenticeships bring?...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I’m sure like you all, we are keeping a close eye on the Covid-19 virus and its impact across the UK. Medical advice remains the same, wash your hands thoroughly and throughout the day, avoid putting your hands near your mouth, nose and eyes and if you need to sneeze...

Why should employers embrace Traineeships?

Traineeships are the Government’s flagship programme which provide young people with the skills and experience that employers are looking for. They have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the knowledge and experience...

Podcast

One of our learners at Anglian Home Improvements did a Podcast with her Training Advisor Gill Blake to discuss Apprenticeships. If you would like to listen to this click on the button below....

Myth busting: Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn practical skills, earn a wage and gain a recognised qualification that can help you go further in your career. But despite their growing popularity, there are still many myths about apprenticeships that people believe to be...

The effect of BREXIT on Apprenticeships

Brexit news: How will apprenticeship delivery be affected after the UK has now left the EU? BREXIT news: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Check the latest Transition Period information. There will be no change to eligibility for apprenticeship funding in...

Choosing a Training Provider

THINGS TO CONSIDER Things to consider when choosing a Training Provider With Employers now investing in their employee's Training they should do research before choosing a Training Provider. Here are some things to consider prior to making a decision. Their...

Achieved with a Distinction

Congratulations to Sian on her Distinction! One of our learners who recently completed her Business Administrator Level 3 Standard achieved a Distinction after she completed her End Point Assessment. Sian wanted to let her training advisor and also our Quality...

It’s time to celebrate Apprenticeships for #NAW2020

It's National Apprenticeship Week 2020 and we are excited to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2020) brings together employers and apprentices across the UK and is a fantastic opportunity to put the spotlight on apprentices, focussing on the key theme for...

The Art of our Traineeship Programme

Defining Art We want to celebrate one of our Trainees for her amazing artistic talent . Bea's fantastic artwork and also her commitment to her traineeship. We work in partnership with The British Heart Foundation to deliver Traineeship programmes to 16-18 year olds...

The national minimum apprentice wage is increasing!

Minimum apprentice wage updates 2020 What is the current national minimum wage and what date will it increase? The rise is more than four times the rate of inflation and takes hourly pay for people over 25 to £8.72 from April. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "For...

Our first winner!

Congratulations to Vera Martins who is our first winner of the Christmas Hamper competition. We have 3 more to give away so don't forget to enter by clicking on the below link. Click here to enter The winners will be chosen on 6th, 13th, 18th and 19th of December...