Apprenticeship News

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...

GDPR Featured Member

We are excited to say that we are the GDPR Association's featured member in their newsletter for December 2019. The GDPR Association fits our objectives, we are looking forward to being able to share good practice and keep up to date with standardisation of...

All Hands together!

As a nation, we don’t expect anyone to be left hungry or destitute. Illness, disability, family breakdown or the loss of a job can happen to any of us. Our network of food banks provides the best possible emergency food to people locked into poverty. Our employees...

GDPR Association

We are happy to announce we have recently become a member of the GDPR Association. The GDPR Association exists to help improve, extend and rationalise standards of businesses carrying out GDPR compliance and to improve and protect the status and position of such firms...

Your Future Careers, Education & Job Fair

We are excited to discuss what we can offer to people visiting the fair. We have some quizzes for people to do to see what type of characteristics they have and what career could be right for them. We also have a guess how many sweets game available. Come along and...

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

We are following all guidance and advice issued by HM Government and Public Health England.All of our teams are working remotely, ensuring we can still offer our service whilst preventing the spread of the virus. Contact us below to arrange a video meeting with our team.