Kasia Arnold – First Marketing Apprentice

Kasia Arnold is the very first Marketing Apprentice working at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. She joined the team back in August 2016 and hasn’t looked back. The 18 year old, from Bishopston completed her first year of AS Levels at Cotham Post 16 Centre but decided she wanted a change of direction so applied for…

Apprenticeship Delivery Board – 12 months on

On the 26th January Apprenticeship Delivery Board (ADB) came together to recognise and acknowledge its achievements in the 12 months since it was formed. The Apprenticeship Delivery Board (ADB), created to advise on expanding apprenticeships nationally, are working with the National Apprenticeship Service to increase the number of apprenticeship places that employers offer in both the public…

The Complete Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships offer a valid alternative to university, with the qualifications to match. If you choose a degree apprenticeship, you still get to graduate with your cap and gown, along with several years of work experience under your belt. First and foremost, though, an apprenticeship is a job with substantial training and the development of transferable…

Boost for apprenticeship minimum wage

Buried deep in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement yesterday was the news that, from April 2017, apprentices will receive a minimum of £3.50 an hour. The increase was bracketed with an increase in the National Living Wage The news was warmly received across the training industry. Tony Wilson of the Learning and Work Partnership released a…

Almost a million in apprenticeships

Some revealing statistics have been released as part of the government’s information drive on learning and apprenticeships. The latest 2015/16 figures show that almost a million people were involved in apprenticeship schemes over the last year, with just over 500,000 new starters. 904,800 people participated in an apprenticeship this year – 288,600 at intermediate level, 188,400 at advanced level…

Weston College Launches Higher Level Apprenticeship

Weston College has announced the launch of a new Higher Level Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering. The new programme is a Level 4 apprenticeship which incorporates an NQV Diploma in Construction Site Supervision and an HNC in Construction in the Built Environment. The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace, with apprentices attending the College’s brand…

William Shellard – BBC Bristol

William has continued  as a  BBC employee after completing his apprenticeship Before starting my Apprenticeship at BBC Bristol I was studying for my AS/A Levels in Media, Graphics, Film Studies and Mathematics at Sixth Form. In the media industry, experience is extremely valuable and therefore an Apprenticeship is an amazing opportunity. It provides on the…

Matthew Harmer

After leaving school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I decided to stay at sixth form. After completing a year at sixth form I decided that I wanted the opportunity to gain skills and experience as well as earn a qualification. Getting paid at the same time sold me the apprenticeship, so…

Jess Perrett

Jess started work with Bristol City Council as an apprentice carpenter September 2012. Jess immediately demonstrated a natural talent and has excelled all the way through her apprenticeship, culminating in her being awarded the apprentice of the year award 2015 across all of the construction trades, this award acknowledges the outstanding efforts, skills and desire …

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