Apprenticeship News

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...

5 Star Service

We love receiving feedback from our Learners. We are proud of our Training Advisor Lindsey who was praised by a recent achiever, Ben Gilbert I would like to pass on some feedback in relation to my recently completed Level 4 in Management but mostly in relation to my...

High Standard Achievement

Congratulations to our recent achievers One of the biggest changes in the new Apprenticeship reforms is the inclusion of End-point assessment. All Apprentices on a new Apprenticeship standard now have to complete and End-point assessment (EPA) to complete their...

Smart Stars

Congratulations to our North & Mids Smart Stars for September 2019. Here at Smart, we are passionate about our employee recognition. Well done to you...

Apprentice fun with Mr Tumble

Mark seemed to have a lot of fun while he was visiting Georgia, our new apprentice who started her placement at Hug A Mug recently. #Mrtumble was visiting to help support the toddlers early years learning and development. Hug A Mug is an independent coffee shop and...

Nomination for Inspirational Women of the Year 2019

We are so proud to announce that Ash Cuttress & Debby Seiles have been nominated for Inspirational Women on the Year 2019.  We had a catch up with Debby and Ash to ask for their feedback on their nomination. Such Inspirational Women! Debby Seiles commented “I am so...

Tara’s Blog: First year at Smart Training

I have now completed my first year working for Smart, which is also my first year of working anywhere at all. I started off as a trainee doing the simplest jobs like the post and I have worked my way up to an apprenticeship and data administrator, and I am keen to...

Tara’s Blog: Becoming an Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice by Tara Hewison An apprenticeship isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of education after school, but for me it was the right decision. I debated whether it would be better to go and do my A...

Smart Success

The ultimate Smart Success By Smart Training & Recruitment With the support from her Training Advisor, Tara completed her Traineeship and has progressed onto an Apprenticeship with us. This is just another reason why we are proud of the people who work for...

Learner of the month November

Congratulations to Samuel Gilbert Our learner of the month for November in the North Midlands! Sam was delighted to be our LOTM, and received a voucher from Game. Congratulations from all the team at Smart Training &...

Learner of the Month September 2018

Learner of the Month September 2018 Congratulations to Sian Woods who has been awarded the National Learner of the Month for her outstanding commitment to her...