Returning to Work: How to Energise Your Team and Beat the Furlough Fog

Written on: 1 July 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

After weeks of handling the challenges of remote-working, furlough, Zoom-School and delivery-slot roulette, a growing number are launching their new normal and making a cautious return to office life.

Guiding your team through this transition isn’t an easy task – let’s face it. Working patterns..

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Doing a U-Turn on University? Get Your Dream Digital Career with an Apprenticeship

Written on: 25 June 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

More than one in five students are considering delaying university next year, according to a recent survey. A mixture of Coronavirus uncertainty, falling international rankings, and high tuition fees have caused many talented people to put university on hold and explore other options.

As..

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Apprentice of the Month – May 2020

Written on: 17 June 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Throughout May, our inbox was peppered with pure positivity as the Apprentice of the Month nominations rolled in. As always, our Baltic Apprentices have been outshining expectations, realising their potential, and making some outstanding contributions to their workplace.   

So here we go - let’s..

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SME Apprenticeship Funding Available In West Midlands with Baltic

Written on: 12 June 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

SMEs in the West Midlands can now take advantage of a £40m apprenticeship funding pot, which aims to double the number of Apprenticeships in the region. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have teamed up with trusted providers and large levy-paying businesses to deliver 100% funding for..

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North East Tech Companies are Coming Together to Support Young People

Written on: 4 June 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

16-24 year olds have been hit really hard by the disruption caused by Covid-19. If you’ve left school this year, it would be an understatement to say you’ve experienced a lot of uncertainty. Exams were cancelled, prom is on hold, college and university life is looking very different next year, and..

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Why taking on a Software Development Apprentice could be the right move for your tech company - whatever the future holds

Written on: 28 May 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

If the first quarter of 2020 has taught us anything, it's that we have no idea what the future holds. Few could have predicted the impact of the pandemic on our way of life and on the global economy. How things will progress in the coming months is yet to be determined, but whether your business..

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The North East's collaborative culture has an essential role to play in the economic recovery from Coronavirus

Written on: 26 May 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

In the North East, we pride ourselves on being friendly. We smile at strangers, chat to our neighbours, and are usually willing to lend a hand. This same attitude filters into the way we do business. As a region, we love to work collaboratively, crossing boundaries and finding common ground within..

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Improving our Tech Talent Pool for Manchester Businesses: Back2Work with Baltic Apprenticeships

Written on: 19 May 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

At Baltic, we are passionate about helping young people kickstart exciting careers in tech. We make it our mission to help them grow their skills, develop their confidence and build on their passion.

In Greater Manchester, our talent pool is very strong. We have recently teamed up with Back2Work..

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Apprentice of the Month - April 2020

Written on: 15 May 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

We’ve had some tough competition for April’s Apprentice of the Month, with some really outstanding nominations. These are tough times for businesses, and we are constantly inspired by our apprentices as they step up to new challenges, take change in their stride, and continue to deliver some..

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