Can you be too old for an apprenticeship?

Written on: 23 September 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding apprenticeships is that they are only available to school leavers. However, recent reforms to government funding have changed the face (and age) of apprenticeships.

Anyone aged 16 and over can be enrolled on an apprenticeship, including school leavers,..

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Coding Careers: Professional Development for Junior Software Developers

Written on: 10 September 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Getting started in a professional software role can be mind-blowing. Making the transition from coding in your spare time to working on full-scale commercial projects is a huge learning curve. During this time, you'll have racked up thousands of problem-solving hours, and seen your confidence grow...

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A-Level Results Day 2020: What Are Your Next Steps?

Written on: 13 August 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Update 18/08/20:

It has been confirmed that The Government have made a major u-turn on the grading of A-Level and GCSE results. Both A-Level and GCSE students can now use the grades which were submitted to exam boards by schools and colleges. Teachers from across the UK have submitted grades which..

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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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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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North East Tech Companies are Coming Together to Support Young People

Written on: 4 June 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

16-24 year olds have been hit really hard by the disruption caused by Covid-19. If you’ve left school this year, it would be an understatement to say you’ve experienced a lot of uncertainty. Exams were cancelled, prom is on hold, college and university life is looking very different next year, and..

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What do Baltic look for in apprentices?

Written on: 7 January 2020

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

At Baltic, we recognise that all apprentices start with different abilities. We believe that an apprenticeship can help you to develop the knowledge and skillset needed to excel within your programme.

We do not like to set strict entry requirements as we believe that being committed to the role and..

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How Baltic can support you during your apprenticeship

Written on: 26 November 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

Baltic are on hand to support you throughout your apprenticeship journey, from the initial application, all the way through to your training and final assessment.

We provide you with the training and support you need to gain a qualification in your chosen apprenticeship programme. Whether you’re..

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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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