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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Making the most of your apprentice wage

Written on: 21 April 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

Whether you're about to start your apprenticeship, or are considering the financial aspects of an application, knowing how you'll manage your money is very important.

Currently, the National Apprentice Minimum Wage is £4.30 an hour. When you're over 19, this rises to the National Minimum Wage for..

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Q&A: What's it like to be a Level 3 Data Technician Apprentice?

Written on: 9 April 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Data is an exciting career path that has recently seen an explosion in demand from employers. If you’re wondering what a career in data could offer you, you’re in the right place!

We ran a Q&A session with Harry Hobbs, our Level 3 Data Technician apprentice to ask him about his role. Harry has..

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Apprentice of the Year 2021: Karis Hays

Written on: 31 March 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

Each year, we take the time to reflect on the success of our apprentices through our annual Apprentice of the Year award! Our apprentices are at the heart of everything we do, their hard work and achievements are something that we love to celebrate.

We received a vast amount of nominations from..

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Employer of the Year 2021: The One Point

Written on: 31 March 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

Our annual Employer of the Year award recognises the vital role our employers play in the success of our learners on their apprenticeship journey.

This award celebrates how the organisations we work with embed apprenticeships into their culture and showcases the outstanding support they provide to..

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