Can you be too old for an apprenticeship?

Written on: 23 September 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding apprenticeships is that they are only available to school leavers. However, recent reforms to government funding have changed the face (and age) of apprenticeships.

Anyone aged 16 and over can be enrolled on an apprenticeship, including school leavers,..

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Apprentice of the Month - August 2020

Written on: 17 September 2020

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

One of the best sounds in the world is the notification from a new message arriving in our Nominations Mailbox. This month we've had a bumper crop of amazing nominations, each celebrating the skills, ingenuity, and all-round positive attitude of some incredible Baltic apprentices.

So let's share..

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Coding Careers: Professional Development for Junior Software Developers

Written on: 10 September 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Getting started in a professional software role can be mind-blowing. Making the transition from coding in your spare time to working on full-scale commercial projects is a huge learning curve. During this time, you'll have racked up thousands of problem-solving hours, and seen your confidence grow...

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Discover the Power of the SMART Classroom: Join our Webinar

Written on: 19 August 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

If you’ve checked LinkedIn or Eventbrite recently, you’ll know that the world is waking up to webinars. Networking events, workshops, and even whole conferences have made the migration to digital to a positive reception.

At Baltic Apprenticeships, we’ve being championing the value of remote..

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How to Claim Your Apprentice Incentive Grant: An Employer's Guide to the Apprenticeship Service

Written on: 17 August 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

The apprenticeship hiring incentives announced by Rishi Sunak in the Summer Statement have the potential to be transformational for young people and employers alike. Alongside a much-needed cash boost for businesses, the scheme encourages employers to grow their own talent, creating some amazing..

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Apprentice of the Month - July 2020

Written on: 14 August 2020

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

Once again, we’ve had some amazing nominations for Apprentice of the Month. We’ve heard about some really incredible apprentices at different stages of their training programmes – from brand new starters to those who have just passed their final assessment. This month, some stand-out themes include..

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A-Level Results Day 2020: What Are Your Next Steps?

Written on: 13 August 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Update 18/08/20:

It has been confirmed that The Government have made a major u-turn on the grading of A-Level and GCSE results. Both A-Level and GCSE students can now use the grades which were submitted to exam boards by schools and colleges. Teachers from across the UK have submitted grades which..

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Develop Dexterity with Data: Professional Development for Data Analysts

Written on: 6 August 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

This autumn, we’ll welcome our first cohort of learners onto our new Data Analyst Level 4 course. This programme has been designed to offer comprehensive insight into the key aspects of Data Analysis, incorporating cutting-edge tools and techniques to help maximise the potential of data within your..

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The future is female: How can we get more girls into tech careers?

Written on: 29 July 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

The tech industry today promises creative, flexible and highly rewarding career pathways, and it is estimated that around 80% of future jobs will require STEM skills. Why is it then that only 27% of young women say they’d consider a career in technology, and only 3% would say it’s their first..

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