Benefits of Training Existing Staff

Written on: 7 May 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

The tech sector is constantly evolving and the industry-wide skills gap is making the recruitment of talented tech professionals more difficult than ever. So what is the solution to keeping up with the growing demand for new skills?

Well that's simple: invest in the employees you have.

In this..

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Apprentice of the Month - April 2021

Written on: 30 April 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

April 2021: the age of the supermarket caterpillar wars. Although Cuthbert, Colin, Cecil, Curly (and the rest) have made for great entertainment recently - it's time for our apprentices to steal the spotlight! 

Once again, we received some great nominations from our employers, highlighting the..

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Apprentice Wage Recommendations

Written on: 21 April 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

When you're thinking about adding an apprentice to your team, money can be one of the key factors in your discussions. Specifically, what wage should you offer an apprentice?

The answer to this question depends on a lot of variables, from your location to your sector, the size of your business,..

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Apprentice of the Year 2021: Karis Hays

Written on: 31 March 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

Each year, we take the time to reflect on the success of our apprentices through our annual Apprentice of the Year award! Our apprentices are at the heart of everything we do, their hard work and achievements are something that we love to celebrate.

We received a vast amount of nominations from..

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Employer of the Year 2021: The One Point

Written on: 31 March 2021

Written by: Megan Hussey

Our annual Employer of the Year award recognises the vital role our employers play in the success of our learners on their apprenticeship journey.

This award celebrates how the organisations we work with embed apprenticeships into their culture and showcases the outstanding support they provide to..

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Serco's Levy Transfer Gift Creates a Data Apprenticeship Opportunity

Written on: 17 March 2021

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

Serco has shared its apprenticeship funding pot to help create a training opportunity within a smaller business.

Serco generously transferred £15,000 from their Apprenticeship Levy fund to help Coventry-based tech company to create a brand-new Data Analyst apprenticeship opportunity.

The transfer..

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Dive into Data: Skills Pilot Graduates are Ready to Launch their Careers

Written on: 11 March 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

The first cohort of our Dive into Data Bootcamp graduates are ripe and ready to take the next steps in their skills development journey with Baltic Apprenticeships. Our learners are about to complete their 8-12 week data skills bootcamp, and are looking for apprenticeships in data, software..

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How to Onboard an Apprentice Remotely: Top Tips for Success

Written on: 10 March 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

With remote working expected to continue into the summer and beyond, you may be wondering how to integrate a new employee within your socially distanced team.

And when that new team member is an apprentice, getting the remote onboarding process right takes on a whole new importance.

When you..

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Apprenticeship Hiring Incentives: How can the 2021 Budget benefit the Digital and IT Industries?

Written on: 4 March 2021

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

This week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a significant expansion of apprenticeship hiring incentives for employers in the 2021 Budget.

The government grants for employers to hire apprentices have been extended until September 2021, with employer incentive payments of up to £4000 being made..

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