National Coding Week 2016

Written on: 13 September 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

19th of September marks the start of National Coding Week 2016.

“The aim of National Coding Week is to give adults the opportunity to learn some digital skills”. [1]  

Our children are part of the Digital Generation, confident with the newest technologies having grown up with the internet, smart..

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Inspiring Women in Tech - Alex Depledge

Written on: 8 September 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Here at Baltic, we are passionate about getting girls into IT. So much so, we invited some of our country’s truly inspiring leading ladies to answer a few of our questions and give an insight into their lives and roles as successful entrepreneurs in the sector.

This week’s our inspiring woman in..

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Dynamo IT Apprentice Hub Ready to Launch

Written on: 5 September 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

The call is out for the region’s employers to support the Dynamo North East IT Apprentice Hub

The Dynamo North East IT Apprentice Hub is to officially launch after two years of successful pilots in the region.

By working with employers and young people the Dynamo Hub has created invaluable IT..

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Inspiring Women in Tech - Jules Coleman

Written on: 30 August 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Young women in the UK have the skills, drive and talent to build successful careers in the digital sector and here at Baltic we are passionate about encouraging more girls to consider a career in IT.  Key to ensuring more women are inspired to start a career in tech is positive role models who..

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The Apprenticeship Levy - An Update

Written on: 19 August 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Here at Baltic, we aim to keep you up to date with all things apprenticeships, and recently, an apprenticeship levy update was announced.

What is the apprenticeship levy?

The apprenticeship levy is the tax which will be set at 0.5% of an employer’s annual salary bill if this sum is over £3m per..

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Trailblazer Standards

Written on: 18 August 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Trailblazer

noun: trailblazer; plural noun: trailblazers; noun: trail-blazer; plural noun: trail-blazers

  1. a person who makes a new track through wild country.
  2. a person who is the first to do something; an innovator.

Background

Apprenticeships are massively successful and provide great..

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Trailblazer Standards for Apprenticeships.  

Written on: 9 August 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Apprenticeships equip the learner with the skills and tools needed for a successful career and are a genuine alternative to going to University. For employers, apprenticeships provide a highly efficient and effective means of developing the skills of their workforce.

The Richard review on..

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Changes to the AGE Grant Explained

Written on: 4 August 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Important changes to the AGE grant

Here at Baltic, we aim to keep you up-to-date with any recent government changes and how any changes could affect you. Monday,  August 1st, saw the most recent change come into effect, these were changes to the AGE grant.

What is the AGE grant?

The AGE 16 to 24..

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Inspiring Women in IT – Introducing Trudy Norris-Grey

Written on: 28 July 2016

Written by: Amanda McCombie

Who inspires you? To reach for the stars and chase your dreams? This question is not always easy to answer as we sometimes have multiple inspirational figures in our lives, from at home and at work, to those we see online and on our TV’s. Inspiration is everywhere if you simply take a moment to..

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