Apprenticeship & School Leaver Programme Event – 14th March 2017

DIARY DATE: Apprenticeship & School Leaver Programme Event Tuesday 14th March, 4.30-6.30 pm Brimsham Green School, Yate.   Businesses confirmed, so far, for this year: 3aa, Army, Babcock Engineering, Barratt Homes, Burges – Salmon, City of Bristol College, Deloitte, Didac, Ernst & Young, HIIT (& Connect2Care), Keepmoat, Lloyds Bank, Marshfield Bakery, Merlin Housing, Milstead Langdon, Mitie, N-Gaged, On-Site, Premier Inn, RAF,…

Apprenticeship Event – 10th February 2017

ARE YOU READY FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP REFORMS? From 1st April 2017 the Apprenticeship Reforms will affect employers and organisations of all types and sizes. Large employers, with a payroll over £3m will be preparing for implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy. Smaller and medium sized employers are equally affected, with new funding processes and added incentives…

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…

Breaking News -Apprenticeship Funding Reforms

Information received from The Skills Funding Agency. From May 2017, the way apprenticeships are funded is changing – today we’ve set out how it will work. Our apprenticeship reforms will support an increase in the quality and quantity of apprenticeships so that more individuals have the chance to pursue a successful career – whether this…

Ambitions 2016

AMBITIONS 2016 will offer students at secondary schools and academies in South Gloucestershire the opportunity to investigate the different employment sectors in which they think they might be interested. The AMBITIONS 2016 event (the flagship careers event for schools in the area) aims to help students and their parents think about the future and the…

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…

Apprentice path highlighted

With students receiving their A-level results, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has pointed youngsters toward the apprenticeship option as they look to the future. FSB national chairman Mike Cherry said: “While A-level results day always brings talk of university places, we should not forget the value of practical, vocational education to employers and individuals.”…

Employers prefer hiring apprentices than graduates

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%…

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