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%…

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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