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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Apprentice of the Month – June 2020

Written on: 17 July 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

As June rolled on by, the Apprentice of the Month nominations kept rolling in. This month, the resilience, innovation and adaptability of IT support during these tricky times has really hit home. An astonishing 5 out of 6 nominations we’re for our incredible IT apprentices this time around!

Let’s..

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SME Funding: Teesside Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy Now Available

Written on: 10 July 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Teesside SMEs are about to see a boost in financial support for apprenticeships, thanks to a new funding scheme from the Tees Valley Combined Authority. In response to Coronavirus and the concerns of local employers, TVCA has earmarked a £1m fund to subsidise the wages of around 100 new apprentices..

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Apprenticeship Hiring Incentives: How can the Chancellor’s funding benefit the Digital and IT Industries?

Written on: 9 July 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

“We know apprenticeships work. 91% stay in work or go onto further training. For the next six months we are going to pay employers to create new apprenticeships.”

This was the announcement from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, during Wednesday’s summer statement, when the Plan for Jobs was launched. 

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Secure Your Next Apprentice from the RAW Digital Talent Academy

Written on: 8 July 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Software Development, Digital Marketing, and IT are all highly specialised fields, and it can be difficult to recruit ready-made talent in these areas. Apprenticeship programmes are one way to close skills gaps within your organisation and create a robust talent pipeline – and with our new North..

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EPA Experiences: What’s it like to do your Synoptic Project Remotely?

Written on: 3 July 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

If you’re coming to the end of your apprenticeship, you might be wondering how Coronavirus has affected the assessment process. Just like our workouts, birthday parties and stand-up comedy gigs, the End Point Assessment has moved online in response to social distancing needs.

The EPA is made up of..

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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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