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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Discover the Power of the SMART Classroom: Join our Webinar

Written on: 19 August 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

If you’ve checked LinkedIn or Eventbrite recently, you’ll know that the world is waking up to webinars. Networking events, workshops, and even whole conferences have made the migration to digital to a positive reception.

At Baltic Apprenticeships, we’ve being championing the value of remote..

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How to Claim Your Apprentice Incentive Grant: An Employer's Guide to the Apprenticeship Service

Written on: 17 August 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

The apprenticeship hiring incentives announced by Rishi Sunak in the Summer Statement have the potential to be transformational for young people and employers alike. Alongside a much-needed cash boost for businesses, the scheme encourages employers to grow their own talent, creating some amazing..

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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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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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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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Coronavirus and your apprentice: Rules on furlough, wages and training

Written on: 21 April 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

We're all adapting to the new normal - trying to make sense out of these unforeseeable and ever-changing circumstances. There is a lot of information out there about furloughing, but where do apprentices fit into this guidance?

Are apprentices eligible for furlough?

According to UK Government..

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