Apprentice of the Month - October 2021

Written on: 29 October 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

Spooky season is upon us! Whilst the month of October is all about carving jack-o'-lanterns, horror movie marathons, pumpkin spiced lattes, and apple bobbing – we still have some *spooktacular* apprentice achievements to share!

This month, we received a range of outstanding nominations from our..

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The Benefits of Apprenticeships for Employers

Written on: 20 October 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

Apprenticeships are an established and highly effective way to recruit and train people on the job. By building apprenticeship programmes into your organisation, you are not only helping individuals develop a career, but you are also making a strong business decision which will generate benefits..

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Apprenticeship Hiring Incentives Extended: £3000 Grant to Hire an Apprentice

Written on: 4 October 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

This week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further extension of the apprenticeship hiring incentive grants for employers.

The scheme, which offers grants of £3000 to employers taking on a new apprentice, was originally due to close on 30th September 2021, but will now be extended until January..

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How To Interview An Apprentice

Written on: 15 September 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

When it comes to hiring a new apprentice, much of the recruitment process can be quite similar to recruiting any other member of staff. The biggest difference you are likely to encounter is the interview.

If you haven’t interviewed an apprentice before, you can set up your candidates for success..

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What are the Benefits of Hiring a Digital Marketing Apprentice?

Written on: 9 September 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

In many marketing departments, your team is your most important resource. From creative design to copywriting, presentations and proofreading, SEO to social media - your marketing team handle it all, and everything in between. 

One of the most effective ways of boosting your marketing activities..

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Why should I progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship?

Written on: 3 September 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

Completing an apprenticeship doesn’t have to be the end of your learning journey, and it shouldn’t be. The most successful people never stop learning, instead, they adopt a mindset to constantly develop their knowledge through continuous professional development.

CPD is crucial to succeeding in..

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CPD for Network Engineers: Professional Development Training Options

Written on: 2 September 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

For Network Engineers, the introduction of cloud technologies and more widespread remote working has led to fresh networking challenges and the evolution of new network security threats. Investing in additional training and professional development is an effective way to step up to these challenges..

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Apprentice of the Month - August 2021

Written on: 31 August 2021

Written by: Anna Peart

This month, as always, we saw a significant number of outstanding nominations from employers. Even though the summer is almost over, our apprentices can always be relied on to add sunshine to our day! While all the nominations were strong, there was one apprentice who stood out from the crowd.

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Midlands Women in Tech Awards: Meet our Finalists

Written on: 26 August 2021

Written by: Anna Peart

This year, the Midlands Women in Tech awards will take place on 7th October. This event is designed to empower and celebrate the many talented women in the region’s vibrant tech industry.

We are so proud to announce that two of our software development apprentices have been shortlisted as..

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