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Apprenticeship Case Study – Construction Apprenticeships

2022-01-11T10:45:45+00:0017th January, 2022|Categories: All News|

Taelor -  I went to College after School, but I left the course as I didn’t enjoy it and I’ve found IT is more of hobby. I did some agency work in a factory doing packing and then joined Nationwide Engineering on a Kickstart placement as a labourer. I decided to join the apprenticeship [...]

Kickstart Case Study – Premier Jobs UK

2022-01-10T08:51:56+00:0010th January, 2022|Categories: All News|

Emma-Jade Kennedy, 24, is 4 months into a Kickstart placement at Premier Jobs UK. The recruitment company specialises in Financial Services Recruitment and are a keen supporter of Apprenticeships and the Kickstart scheme. Can you share your story with us, how did you get into this role? I went to University and studied Criminology, [...]

New support announced for businesses

2022-01-04T10:45:10+00:004th January, 2022|Categories: All News|

Government announce £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron The Chancellor has announced £1 billion in support for hospitality and leisure businesses in England, as well as additional support that will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant. The announcement (22 December) outlined that: Businesses in [...]

New Year’s Honours: All Wiltshire winners of OBE, MBE and BEM

2022-01-04T10:34:58+00:004th January, 2022|Categories: All News|

The New Year Honours 2022 lists have been published, marking the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. The Queen's commendations seek to honour the contributions of people from all walks of life. This year those who have helped their community throughout the Covid pandemic feature heavily. The Wiltshire winners named [...]

Wiltshire Digital Drive Open For Applications

2021-12-20T09:36:14+00:0020th December, 2021|Categories: All News|

Wiltshire Digital Drive are open for applications! Wiltshire Digital Drive is a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to refurbish and recycle donated laptops to gift back to the community, enabling education in Wiltshire and bridging the digital divide. To be eligible your organisations must be based in Wiltshire or be a neighbouring county [...]

Apprenticeship Case Study – Higher Level Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

2021-11-18T13:38:32+00:0015th December, 2021|Categories: All News|

Taylor Maddock, 19, is on a Degree-Level Digital Marketing Apprenticeship at Premier Jobs UK. The recruitment company specialises in Financial Services Recruitment and are a keen supporter of Apprenticeships and the Kickstart scheme.  How did you come to the decision to pursue an apprenticeship?   I was set on going to University after completing my A-Levels and was [...]

Family & Community Learning – Learner Case Study

2021-11-29T15:09:02+00:0013th December, 2021|Categories: All News|

Hannah, full time Mum of 4, has been working with Family and Community Learning (F&CL) since November 2017, she has most recently been awarded a Festival of Learning 2020 award for her determination and dedication to learning and went on to receive the Patrons Award from HRH The Princess Royal in November 2021. Can [...]

Employers – £3,000 Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

2021-12-08T10:38:59+00:008th December, 2021|Categories: All News|

From 11 January 2022 employers can apply for a payment of £3,000 for new apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022. For apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022, applications open on 11 January 2022 and close on 15 May [...]