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Government Economic Service Degree Level Apprenticeship – Opens December 2019

2019-08-19T11:26:38+01:0022nd August, 2019|Categories: All News|

What is it? •The Government Economic Service Degree Apprenticeship Programme (GES-DAP) is an opportunity to work in a central government department or agency on some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues our country faces – while studying for a degree in economics with the University of Kent. •Shape a career that [...]

National Careers Week Resources

2019-08-15T10:54:13+01:0021st August, 2019|Categories: All News|

National Careers Week recently shared various resources on alternative careers we share some of their fantastic resources below. Careers at Sea - Whether you see yourself as a Deck or Electro-technical Officer, an Engineer or part of a cruise ship crew, we'll show you the way. Merchant Navy training blends hands-on learning on board [...]

Apprenticeship Case Study – Level 2 through to Degree!

2019-07-04T14:26:14+01:0019th August, 2019|Categories: All News|

Knorr-Bremse Rail UK is a member of the global Knorr-Bremse Group, a world leader in on-board systems and service support for rail vehicles. Operating from four UK locations: Melksham and Corsham in Wiltshire, Burton-upon-Trent and Manchester, Knorr-Bremse design, manufacture and support systems for all types of rail vehicles, from trams to high-speed trains. Aaron [...]

Employers to develop ‘universal skills framework’ for a modern workforce

2019-08-15T09:26:38+01:0016th August, 2019|Categories: All News|

A coalition of employers and educational organisations has started work on building the UK’s first universal framework for essential skills. Due to be launched in 2020, the framework will consist of a set of apps and online tools designed to ensure young people entering the workforce for the first time have the non-academic skillsets [...]

Princes Trust Case Study

2019-08-15T11:22:50+01:0015th August, 2019|Categories: All News|

Princes Trust believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. They help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. Through the Princes Trust more than three out of four will achieve greatness, moving into jobs, education and training. We met Penny [...]

Businesses receive record amount in Access to Work grants for disabled employees

2019-08-13T15:54:40+01:0014th August, 2019|Categories: All News|

People Management released an article on 8th August 2019 highlighting how more can be done to support employers to gain access to a pot of funding for those with disabilities in the work place. The government spent a record £129.1m on Access to Work scheme grants to help disabled people in the workplace last [...]

Why do people choose degree apprenticeships?

2019-08-12T14:15:55+01:0013th August, 2019|Categories: All News|

There’s a fair amount of anecdotal evidence around about why people choose to do degree apprenticeships. Much of this is reflected in the information and advice for prospective apprentices that’s out there: you can earn and learn while gaining a qualification; they’re a path to a long-term career; they help you develop transferable skills; [...]

Flexible work improves mental health, study suggests

2019-08-08T15:15:52+01:0012th August, 2019|Categories: All News|

A People Management article states a study outlining the positive benefits of flexible working has found that more than a third of flexible workers have seen an improvement in their mental health, as experts warned against the impact of negative attitudes from management towards the topic. The anonymous survey of employees from 115 companies, [...]