The BEng (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship in Electronic and Computer Engineering

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has further strengthened its partnership with Gloucestershire College and GE Aviation to launch Gloucestershire’s first trailblazer apprenticeship in engineering; increasing access to higher education and degree-level apprenticeships in the region. The BEng (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship in Electronic and Computer Engineering successfully launched in September, with 16…

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23rd September

Apprentice of the month: Jordan Griffiths from Weiss Technik UK

Posted September 5th, 2016 by Anne & filed under News. Bath College is one of a handful of colleges in the UK offering air conditioning and refrigeration qualifications from Level 1 to Level 3. All students studying air conditioning and refrigeration are apprentices, who are sponsored by their employers. Here we speak to Jordan who…

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23rd September

Levy – Estimate your Apprenticeship Funding

Estimate your apprenticeship funding. Use this tool to estimate if your organisation will pay the apprenticeship levy, how much your organisation will have available to spend on apprenticeships and how much the government will contribute towards the cost of training. You’ll need to know your organisation’s annual UK payroll It would also help if you know:…

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2nd September

Apprenticeship Levy

On Friday, 12th August the government published proposals for a new funding model for apprenticeships and further details on the apprenticeship levy. The funding will support people of all ages to gain high-quality skills and experience and help employers to offer more training opportunities and build a skilled workforce. The key points are: The start…

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1st September

Laura Farrington – Creative and Digital Media Apprentice

Laura Farrington completes her CDM  apprenticeship at Bath based Integrated Marketing and Communications company, The Agency. She has now been taken on as Social Media Executive. Pictured here with Ian Young, Digital Media Manager. The Agency “For a business to remain competitive, grow and give its clients a first class service there is a constant…

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11th August

First engineering apprentices finish course

The first cohort of engineering apprentices studying at Weston College’s new engineering centre are celebrating after successfully finishing their first year of training. The students, who include apprentices from major engineering companies GKN Aerospace and Ipeco Composites, will now go on to work in their respective companies, returning once a week to complete their technology…

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10th August

Apprentice of the month: Bobbie Clarke from Curo

Bobbie Clarke, 18, from Wiltshire, is studying for a Level 3 apprenticeship in business administration at Bath College and works at Curo. Curo is a Bath-based housing association providing nearly 13,000 affordable homes to people across the West of England. Bobbie, who studied international business at Bath College for two years before taking on an apprenticeship,…

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3rd August

Student named winner of second SkillFRIDGE regional heat

An air conditioning and refrigeration student from Bath College has been named the winner of the second SkillFRIDGE regional heat. Steven Monk will now wait to see if he has won a place to compete in the national finals at the Skills Show in November. The top scorers from three regional heats go through to…

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2nd August

Hayden West – Creative Technology Technician

Introduction I’m Hayden, a 26-year-old apprentice working with Creative Technology at KWMC. Previously I was studying at the University of Bristol, until I became a Father, and needed something more practical! I have a background in Creative Design and Theatrical Set Construction, but found the freelance aspect of working Events & Festivals unsuitable for a…

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27th July

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)

Claim up to £2,500 in Grants of either £1,500.00 or £2,500.00 when you hire an Apprentice! The West of England Apprenticeship Grant for Employers is an incentive scheme for employers who wish to employ an apprentice. It provides a grant to help support an employer’s costs associated with employing and training a young person on…

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21st July
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