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The route to success through apprenticeships at whg

Apprenticeships are becoming a popular route into employment for school leavers and more experienced learners alike. PM Training in Staffordshire, are experts in upskilling staff. They provided training for four apprentices at whg, each of the four came to the training with different starting… Continued

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

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

Training the next generation of AAT accountants

With more young people choosing different routes after leaving school to continue their education, the amount of choice available is staggering. With the traditional college and university routes alongside apprenticeships and specific awarding bodies, it’s an exciting time for learning new skills. Continued

Apprenticeship levy funding changes: what employers need to know

From April 1, 2019, the maximum amount of apprenticeship levy which you can pass to your supply chain is set to increase from 10% to 25%. But what does that mean for employers? Here's your guide to how the change works, how it will affect your business, and everything you need to know about… Continued

Investment in staff leads to Gold site access for Leek-based Falco

Investment in staff at Leek-based, Falco UK Ltd, has resulted in five staff gaining Gold CSCS cards and a market edge. Continued

Careworks : Starting a career in health and social care

During National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we catch up with Chloe Eaton, 17, from Chesterton and Tyler Fenton, 17, from Tunstall, who are making a fantastic impression at The Place up Hanley. Both are getting stuck into a work experience placement getting them ready for a career in health and social… Continued