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Mythbusting Apprenticeships

Mythbusting Apprenticeships

The most common misconception of apprenticeships is that people think they are only for school leavers wanting to get into a trade to become a plumber or electrician. As part of #NAW21, we thought we would share with you...

Build the future

Build the future

Let's Build the future! As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we understand that it's different this year as the celebrations will be digital instead of holding events across the United Kingdom. But even though the way we are celebrating is not the same...

Choose a Charity Winner

Choose a Charity Winner

Congratulations to Bliss Charity who have been chosen at random to receive a total of £300 donation from us. We asked the public to nominate their chosen charity and we used a random wheel selector to chose the charity. Bliss Charity offers support to families and...

Is an Apprenticeship right for me?

Is an Apprenticeship right for me?

Have you ever asked yourself "Is an Apprenticeship right for me? We know that deciding what path to take after school can be daunting and with so much information to digest it can feel like a maze. When leaving school, teachers may only give you certain options such...

End Point Assessment

End Point Assessment

End point assessment (EPA) is an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that your apprentice has learned throughout an apprenticeship, which confirms that they are occupationally competent. Assessments have been designed by employers in the sector and are...

Apprenticeships: Benefits for Employers

Apprenticeships: Benefits for Employers

There are many great benefits to employers in taking on an Apprentice Save on the costs of recruitment Recruiting new staff is costly and can come with risks. Up-skilling existing staff is a great way to ensure your organisation has the capable personnel you need,...

New Employer Incentive

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

Approved Member: AOHT

We are proud to announce we are an approved Training Provider for the Association for 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...

Employer misconceptions about Apprenticeships

Employer misconceptions about Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are only for trade occupations What do you think of if someone says the word ‘apprentice’ Many think of - Plumber, joiner, electrician, builder, plasterer, a car mechanic. Basically, the classic traditional manual trades! Indeed, the older...

NEW PROGRAMME! Healthcare Cleaning Operative Level 2

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...

COVID-19 – FAQ’s for Employers

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

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?

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...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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?

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

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. Podcast

Myth busting: Apprenticeships

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

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...