Your apprenticeship journey

Written on: 11 June 2019

Written by: Amanda McCombie

A Level 3 apprenticeship programme is over a duration of 12-15 months. During this time, you will complete technical training, exams, reviews and assessments. Every apprenticeship experience is different, but here is an overview of what you can expect throughout your time on programme.

Induction

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Baltic apprentice develops Baltic app

Written on: 5 June 2019

Written by: Freya King

A North East apprentice has developed a new mobile app for his training provider. Matty Forth is an apprentice software developer at Mobile Rocket, a Newton Aycliffe based app development company.

Since starting an apprenticeship in 2016, Matty has had the chance to work on projects for a range of..

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Why the SMART Classroom is the future of education

Written on: 4 June 2019

Written by: Freya King

To keep up with the needs of the modern workplace, we’ve revolutionised our approach to teaching, moving away from traditional education methods by bringing our classroom onto the cloud. Baltic were the first training provider to offer a completely digital apprenticeship training platform, and we..

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What to expect on your assessor call

Written on: 28 May 2019

Written by: Amanda McCombie

At the start of your apprenticeship you will be allocated an assessor who will act as a mentor/coach throughout the duration of the programme. They will contact you every 6 weeks to discuss your progress, provide feedback and outline any work and assessment plans that are to be completed before the..

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Why self taught tech skills are in high demand

Written on: 21 May 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

With advances in technology, tech skills are now more in demand than ever. Self taught skills can be just as important as formal qualifications and work experience. As technology is so accessible, there are more opportunities to develop your own skills. New skills can be learnt at the touch of a..

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Why you should never stop learning

Written on: 14 May 2019

Written by: Amanda McCombie

After finishing your apprenticeship, you may feel as though you have had enough of learning. But in life, it is vital that we continue learning, as learning equals growth. Learning isn’t always in a traditional classroom setting; you can learn anywhere, at any time. Training doesn’t have to be..

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Written on: 13 May 2019

Written by: Freya King

The theme for this year’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek is body image. Whether we like it or not, how we feel about our personal appearance is closely linked with our self-worth, confidence and mental health. Last year, the Mental Health Foundation discovered that 30% of all adults have felt so..

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What are your next steps after completing an apprenticeship?

Written on: 7 May 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

An apprenticeship can open many doors and create new opportunities once completed. The knowledge and skills you have developed will apply in a working environment and kick-start your career in your chosen sector.

There are many options available once you have completed an apprenticeship. Whether..

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What kind of learner are you?

Written on: 30 April 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

Everyone learns differently, with preferred styles and techniques to take in information and develop knowledge. Being able to understand how you learn can help you make the most out of your studies.  

There are 3 main learning styles; auditory, visual and kinesthetic.  This is sound, sight or..

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