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#16daysofaction

#16daysofaction

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...

The Apprenticeship Incentives Scheme: Extended To January 2022

The Apprenticeship Incentives Scheme: Extended To January 2022

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....

The Results Are In….

The Results Are In….

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...

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