Returning to Work: How to Energise Your Team and Make the Most of the Office Return

Written on: 9 June 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

For many people, this summer symbolises a return to office life after months of remote working.

After over a year of rising to new challenges - setting up impromptu home offices, reacting to ever-changing guidance, and enduring the nightmare that is Zoom School - getting back to the office is seen..

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Apprentice of the Month - May 2021

Written on: 28 May 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

Well, May 2021 was the month that saw the UK receive nul points in the Eurovision Song Contest (again). But never fear, to lift your spirits our Apprentice of the Month award is back – and all the nominees get top marks from us!

As usual, we were blown away by the high-quality nominations we..

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Advice for new Apprenticeship Levy payers

Written on: 19 May 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

As your organisation grows and your annual wage bill hits the £3m threshold, you will begin making Apprenticeship Levy contributions. In this blog, we’ll take you through everything a new levy-paying organisation needs to know. We’ll cover how to calculate and access your levy funds, what levy..

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What are your next steps after completing an apprenticeship?

Written on: 14 May 2021

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship allows you to explore different paths as you gain work experience as well as an industry recognised qualification.

There are many options available once you have completed an apprenticeship. Whether you choose to stay on in employment, take your studies further, or seek different..

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Looking After Your Mental Health: Support & Resources for Apprentices

Written on: 10 May 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. While discussion around mental health should be encouraged every day of the year, awareness campaigns like this can be a great way to kickstart conversations, take the time to consider your wellbeing, and champion the work of mental health charities and..

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Benefits of Training Existing Staff

Written on: 7 May 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

The tech sector is constantly evolving and the industry-wide skills gap is making the recruitment of talented tech professionals more difficult than ever. So what is the solution to keeping up with the growing demand for new skills?

Well that's simple: invest in the employees you have.

In this..

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Apprentice of the Month - April 2021

Written on: 30 April 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

April 2021: the age of the supermarket caterpillar wars. Although Cuthbert, Colin, Cecil, Curly (and the rest) have made for great entertainment recently - it's time for our apprentices to steal the spotlight! 

Once again, we received some great nominations from our employers, highlighting the..

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The Caterpillar Wars: What Can Digital Marketers Learn?

Written on: 27 April 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

A week is a long time on Twitter, with newly viral content appearing with every refresh of the feed. However, one topic has succeeded in dominating discussion recently: the supermarket caterpillar wars.

In case you (somehow) missed it: In April, Marks and Spencer launched legal action against Aldi..

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Apprentice Wage Recommendations

Written on: 21 April 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

When you're thinking about adding an apprentice to your team, money can be one of the key factors in your discussions. Specifically, what wage should you offer an apprentice?

The answer to this question depends on a lot of variables, from your location to your sector, the size of your business,..

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