How to build a business case for recruiting more staff

Written on: 20 June 2019

Written by: Freya King

If you’ve noticed that your team is stretched a bit thin, you may decide that you want to take on additional staff to help manage the workload.

The best way to go about getting what you need is by building a business case that you can present to higher management. The purpose of this is to display..

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Baltic's new referral scheme

Written on: 6 June 2019

Written by: Amanda McCombie

At Baltic, we care about everyone we encounter, and above all, we aim to change futures.

But we can’t do it alone; we rely on the support of the employers to provide apprenticeship opportunities for young people. If you know someone in your network who may benefit from hiring an apprentice, we want..

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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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New brand identity: Baltic Apprenticeships

Written on: 3 June 2019

Written by: Freya King

If there’s one belief that powers everything we do at Baltic, it’s this: change is good.

As a dedicated technical training provider, it’s essential that we’re constantly evolving in line with the fast-paced world of technology.

Like everyone in our sector, we’ve seen a lot of change over the last..

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How to become a confident communicator

Written on: 30 May 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

Confidence when communicating doesn’t come naturally to everyone. With these simple steps you should be able to increase your confidence when communicating with others.

  1. Practice

When it comes to confidence, practice and experience makes all the difference. Sometimes the only way you can become..

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A manager’s guide to an apprentice’s employment rights

Written on: 23 May 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

Apprentices are just like any other employee in the business. They acquire the same employment rights, however, due to an apprenticeship being a minimum 12 month contract the apprenticeship will have an end date.

Job Role

Apprentices under contract, should be hired in a real job role allowing them..

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What skills should I have to be successful in middle management?

Written on: 16 May 2019

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

Middle level management requires a variety of skills, and arguably the most diverse within a business. They feel the pressure of those above them but also a different kind of pressure from those below them, essentially, they are the middlemen between the employees and the directors.

They are..

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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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