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.” … Continue reading Apprentice path highlighted

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% … Continue reading Employers prefer hiring apprentices than graduates

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 … Continue reading Laura Farrington – Creative and Digital Media Apprentice

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 … Continue reading First engineering apprentices finish course

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 … Continue reading Student named winner of second SkillFRIDGE regional heat

Weston College campaign generates 345 new apprenticeships in 100 days

Weston College has received 345 apprenticeship pledges from employers in just 100 days. The College launched ‘100 in 100’, a campaign to promote apprenticeships, with the target of generating 100 new apprenticeship pledges in 100 working days. The campaign was launched on 15th February 2016 and, as a result, Weston College has received 213 pledges … Continue reading Weston College campaign generates 345 new apprenticeships in 100 days

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 … Continue reading Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)

2016 Bristol & Bath Apprenticeship Awards – the winners!

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!

Higher Apprenticeships are a great alternative to university

Apprenticeships now offer training up to degree level, without paying hefty tuition fees or running up student debts. Higher Apprenticeships are currently available in the following sectors: Business & IT, Construction, Creative, media & the Arts, Customer Service & Retail, Energy, Engineering & Electrical, Finance, Health & Care, Hospitality & Travel, Manufacturing, Processing & Logistics, Public … Continue reading Higher Apprenticeships are a great alternative to university

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