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How PM Training helped whg develop its apprenticeship programme

It’s often said that people are the greatest asset in any organisation. Apprenticeships can be a great way to develop new talent and make sure that your business has all the people and skills it needs. In order to take full advantage however, the apprenticeship training programme has to be properly… Continued

Parents' guide to apprenticeships - Supporting your child

There is a lot to think about when it comes to school leaver options and what is best for your child. There is a mis-understanding around the options for school leavers due to young people staying in education or training until they are aged 18 years old. As a result, the importance of either… Continued

7 key benefits of doing an apprenticeship

Weighing up the options when leaving school is a big decision. Do you continue on at sixth form, go to college or a training provider? It can be quite a difficult choice. The best advice is to find the next steps that suit your learning experience and style.  Continued

Gaining full-time employment with apprenticeships

For many students, apprenticeships can be the perfect way to improve their skills and enhance their career prospects at the same time as holding down a job. Continued

Multi-Trade Apprenticeship Journey with Josh Beech

Hard-working apprentice Josh Beech, 17, from Newcastle, is striving for success! After leaving school at 16, Josh wanted an apprenticeship - fast! With great attitude and work ethic, Josh has gained a fantastic multi-trade apprenticeship with local firm, M2 Constructions. Continued

Achieving apprenticeship success in the IT sector

Apprentices Aiden Kaye and Dan Yearsley talk about an exciting start to their career in IT with Fifteen Group. Continued

Getting great end point assessment results - hear from an apprentice

Passing the compulsory end-point assessment at the completion of the ‘on-programme’ apprenticeship is not only a great day for the apprentice, it’s also a great day for the training provider and the employer too. Apprenticeships work because, as well as the 20% off-the-job learning, the candidate… Continued

End point assessment: the final hurdle

For any apprentice, the end-point assessment (EPA) is one of those milestones that will never be forgotten. Passing the EPA is a recognition of the hard work the apprentice has put in, the willingness to listen, watch and learn, and to accept the support of the training company assessor and, most… Continued

Volunteering leads to apprenticeship success at VAST

During 2013, after being unemployed for 10 years, Kelly Smith, started as a volunteer at VAST in Stoke-on-Trent as a way to boost her confidence and get back into the world of work.  Continued

Are you getting the most from the apprenticeship levy?

If your business has a wage bill over £3 million then you’ll have been paying the apprenticeship levy since April 2017. However, there is a growing number of businesses that are not utilising their levy budget. If not used, unspent funds in employer’s levy accounts are lost – meaning employers are… Continued