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 … Continue reading Apprenticeship Levy
93% of employers would take on somebody who has completed 3 year apprenticeship over 3 years studying 18 August 2016 Sonia Rach According to recent study by Positive Outcomes, 93% of employers would opt to take on somebody who has completed a three year apprenticeship over somebody who has spent three years studying. Only 7% … Continue reading Employers prefer hiring apprentices than graduates
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 … Continue reading Laura Farrington – Creative and Digital Media Apprentice
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 … Continue reading First engineering apprentices finish course
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 … Continue reading Student named winner of second SkillFRIDGE regional heat
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 … Continue reading Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)
Congratulations to all the winners of the Bath & Bristol Apprenticeship Awards who collected their awards at a glitzy gala dinner at the Bristol Marriott Hotel on Thursday 19th May, hosted by Alex Lovell, BBC Bristol’s female news anchor on the nightly regional TV news programme, ‘Points West’. The top award, Apprentice of the Year went to Jamie Renee-Cooke, who … Continue reading 2016 Bristol & Bath Apprenticeship Awards – the winners!
Bath College apprentice, New mum Kyan Wyatt has a second reason to celebrate after being chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards.
SGS College has reached a record-high number of apprenticeship vacancies, offering 87 positions, available via the apprenticeship vacancy website. Apprenticeships on offer include accounting, business administration, supply chain management, customer service and more. SGS has gone from strength to strength since being formed in 2011. The apprenticeship provision has been particularly successful, with an intake … Continue reading SGS College reaches record number of apprenticeship vacancies
Weston College has successfully met its target of obtaining 100 apprenticeship pledges from local businesses in only 25 days! On 15th February 2016, the College set a challenging target to encourage business to pledge to create 100 new apprenticeship places, and get 100 people in North Somerset and beyond to register to become apprentices, in … Continue reading Weston College reaches 100 apprenticeship pledges in just 25 days!