What is a synoptic project and how do I prepare for it?

Written on: 19 November 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

What is a Synoptic Project?

A synoptic project is one of the last requirements of your apprenticeship and forms part of your End Point Assessment. The synoptic project involves undertaking a business related project over a one week period, away from your day to day role. The project takes 40 hours..

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Employer referral scheme raises money for charity

Written on: 18 November 2019

Written by: Freya King

Our new employer referral scheme was set up to give something back to our advocates, and to support the local communities we work within. Since launching the scheme in July, four apprentices have started their careers as a direct result, raising £1000 for charity.

The scheme works in collaboration..

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Apprentice of the Month - October

Written on: 13 November 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

Congratulations to Leo Rowley from Office Friendly for being named October's Apprentice of the Month! He will be receiving £50 in high street vouchers.

"I would love to nominate Leo Rowley for apprentice of the month and here is why!

Leo joined Office Friendly with heaps of enthusiasm and fitted..

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Apprentice of the Week - October / November

Written on: 11 November 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our apprentices for the hard work and dedication they put in during every training week. Please see all Apprentice of the Week nominations below!

Training Week: 21/10/2019 - 25/10/2019

WAYNE HARMAN FROM SERCO (L4 UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS)

I..

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How can we make tech more inclusive?

Written on: 7 November 2019

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Promoting and supporting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace is an important aspect of good people management, it’s about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual. To benefit from a diverse workforce, it’s vital to develop an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to..

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Guidelines for elevator pitches for business

Written on: 7 November 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

An elevator pitch can be one of the most powerful tools for your business. It can also be the simplest thing to create, due to it being short and only needing around thirty to forty seconds worth of talking time.

There are specific steps which you need to take in developing your elevator pitch, to..

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5 of the best networking groups for women in tech

Written on: 5 November 2019

Written by: Freya King

If you’re starting out in a tech or digital role, it’s reassuring to know you have the support of other women in the industry. Here are 5 networking groups we think you’ll find useful as you begin to navigate working life:

  1. DevelopHer

DevelopHer is a non-profit community dedicated to elevating..

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Apprentice of the Week - October

Written on: 1 November 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our apprentices for the hard work and dedication they put in during every training week. Please see all Apprentice of the Week nominations below!

Training Week: 14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019

DAVID DEARN FROM SCC LTD (L3 INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN)

David..

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What is the legislation behind the apprenticeship levy?

Written on: 30 October 2019

Written by: Freya King

The apprenticeship levy has been a fact of life for large businesses in the UK for over 2 years, but with many employers still choosing to write it off as a tax, it’s time to go back to basics. We hope that by understanding the thinking behind the levy, we can prevent more funds from going to waste.

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