Apprenticeship

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Lack of increase in employer training since apprenticeship levy introduced
The substantial long-term fall in the volume of, and level of investment in, work-based training in the UK has been highlighted by new research from the CIPD. The report, Addressing employer under-investment in training – the case for a broader training levy, recommends urgent reform of the apprenticeship levy to help address this. The reasons behind the decline in training are not entirely well understood. Commentators have pointed to factors such…
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College interview day encourages apprentices
Telford College, in Shropshire, has been supporting the next generation of apprentices with a group interview day. A total of 90 youngsters registered for the latest session, which gave college staff a chance to meet candidates, discuss their apprenticeship requirements and explain the wide range of choices on offer, reports Shropshire Live. Following a short presentation, each candidate had an opportunity to meet a member of the apprenticeship recruitment team…
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From Apprentice To Managing £30m Global Company
Engineer Daren Chesworth, from Wrexham, North Wales, attributes his career success to his apprenticeship – and is encouraging pupils leaving education this summer to consider apprenticeships as a route into a successful career. As reported by Wales Online, Daren is now maintenance manager at TC Transcontinental, where he is responsible for running the main department and training new apprentices. After finishing his degree apprenticeship in electronic engineering, he is now…
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Hands-on electrical experience with The Prince’s Trust
Hillcrest Maintenance, based in Dundee, Scotland, has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to offer a local young person the opportunity to get hands-on experience in electrical installation. As reported by Scottish Housing News, The Prince’s Trust’s six-week employment initiative, ‘Get Into Electrical’, gives unemployed young people a chance to develop the necessary skills to help them unlock their potential and take the first step towards a career in a trade.…
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Education secretary: “Further education and skills will be a big priority”
Education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has underlined the vital role of further education and skills. On his first visit in post, Williamson visited the Royal Mail’s mail centre in Leeds, where he met and spoke with some of the company’s 460 apprentices. Williamson said, “Further education and skills will be a big priority for this government and it’s fantastic to see, first-hand today, how apprenticeships can help people land a great…
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Valuable work experience
Scolmore’s Ian Hunter tells us why the skills he learned as an electrical apprentice have continued to benefit him, even after he left the tools behind. Here at Electrical Apprentice, we like to examine just how influential electrotechnical apprenticeships have been to the successful careers of individuals around the industry. Here, Ian Hunter, Group Commercial Director at the Scolmore Group explains how his electrical apprenticeship led him from being on the tools to…
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The sky is your limit!
Paul McNaughton, Managing Director at Darke & Taylor, believes that there is a long and rewarding career waiting for apprentices who have the motivation to succeed. There aren’t many people who can say they have dedicated over 40 years of service to one company and one industry. Paul McNaughton started as an apprentice for Darke & Taylor back in the 1970s and is now the Managing Director. His success is a…