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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Apprenticeship Funding for SMEs: Nottingham City Council Levy Transfer

Written on: 14 May 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Nottingham City Council have announced a new £2m fund for SMEs to create apprenticeship opportunities for Nottingham City residents.

This fund arrives at a critical time for many small businesses, and can be used to help hire apprentices, train existing employees and increase your staff capacity and..

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The Baltic Guide to Lockdown with Kids: Interview with Jess Cheney

Written on: 13 May 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

If you've had a conversation with a casual acquaintance recently, you'll notice that eventually you'll be asked a specific question. It goes something along the lines of: "so... how are you keeping yourself busy in lockdown?"

You might not know it, but the answer given immediately sorts you into..

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Jess, Jenson and the Terrible Twos

Written on: 12 May 2020

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

Working from home can be challenging, especially if you are also looking after a little one. We asked Jess, one of our Business Development Managers, to share her experiences of lockdown so far, and to tell us how she is balancing the demands of her work and her two-year-old son, Jenson.

My car..

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10 Reasons to Invest in Apprentices: Infographic

Written on: 29 April 2020

Written by: Brooke Urwin

During times like these, it can be hard to know what the future holds, especially when it comes to training and recruitment. We know the value that apprenticeship programmes can bring to organisations, whether through growing new talent or boosting the skills of existing staff - but then again, we..

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Apprenticeships in the time of Coronavirus: What to expect from your first 12 weeks

Written on: 29 April 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Starting an apprenticeship programme can be a slightly nerve-wracking time and it can be hard to know what to expect. In these strange times, your first few weeks might be different from what you first imagined when you started the application process. Getting started on a new job from your living..

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Coronavirus and your apprentice: Rules on furlough, wages and training

Written on: 21 April 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

We're all adapting to the new normal - trying to make sense out of these unforeseeable and ever-changing circumstances. There is a lot of information out there about furloughing, but where do apprentices fit into this guidance?

Are apprentices eligible for furlough?

According to UK Government..

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Get the skills for the future of business: Become a Software Development or Digital Marketing apprentice

Written on: 20 April 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

The Coronavirus pandemic is shining a light on how important digital technology and content can be. From the video call software that is keeping us connected, to the articles, videos and posts that make us feel less alone - the digital world is coming into its own during this difficult time.

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