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.


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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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How to make the most of your time as an apprentice

Written on: 29 October 2019

Written by: Freya King

In order to take full advantage of your time as an apprentice, you should see it for what it is: a unique learning experience. So grab every opportunity along the way and most importantly, make sure you enjoy yourself!

Learn from your colleagues

As you find your feet in your new workplace, your..

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World Mental Health Day 2019

Written on: 10 October 2019

Written by: Freya King

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is suicide prevention. Regrettably, suicide rates have been on the increase in recent years: in 2018, there were 6507 suicides in the UK alone.1

This is a crisis that we cannot ignore.

Nobody should have to feel the need to end their own life. It’s..

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How do I supervise friends at work?

Written on: 5 September 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

Becoming a manager for the first time means not only a shift in responsibilities but also a shift in team dynamics. Beginning to supervise members of staff that are also your friends can seem awkward at first, but these three top tips will help you approach the situation with maturity.

  1. Set..

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Why you should download what3words

Written on: 3 September 2019

Written by: Freya King

As you may have read in the news recently, what3words is a very useful app to have. After a group of friends got lost in Hamsterley Forest, it was their unique 3 word location that ensured they were quickly found by the search and rescue team. Emergency services have recommended downloading the app..

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