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Traineeships can provide young people with the skills employers want

A new poll indicates that traineeships can give young people the skills and work experience to help them get a job. The ICM Research survey shows that providing opportunities for young people to develop their interview skills and get some … Continue reading

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More finance for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) scheme

Apprenticeship grant for employers Extra funding will support demand for AGE in 2014 to 2015 and the scheme will focus entirely on small businesses (ie those with fewer than 50 employees) from January 2015. £170 million of additional finance will … Continue reading

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What employers look for in Apprentices

If you’re applying for an apprenticeship, it’s vital to know what recruiters want It’s often difficult for school-leavers applying for apprenticeships as they may not have a wealth of work experience or previous jobs. While recruiters will certainly bear this … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week 2014 – A Huge Thank You!

National Apprenticeship Week 2014 has been the most successful ever, generating over 20,000 Apprenticeship vacancies 50% more than last year. A huge range of organisations and individuals got involved in the Week. Thanks to their phenomenal support and enthusiasm over … Continue reading

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Small and medium sized enterprises to push up Apprenticeship numbers

Apprenticeships are growing in popularity amongst employers and young people. According to new research conducted by ICM, small businesses are planning to create thousands of new apprenticeships in the next year. Apprenticeships are great for businesses, personal careers and create … Continue reading

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Employers urged to take on trainees

Hundreds of employers are now behind traineeships and the government is urging even more to get involved in helping to unlock the potential of motivated young people who are not yet work ready. Traineeships: help 16-23 year olds gain the … Continue reading

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The start of National Apprenticeship Week!

Today is the start of National Apprenticeship Week. Five days of celebrating Apprenticeships and the difference they have made to individuals and businesses. It’s never too late to start an Apprenticeship or create an apprenticeship opportunity. Weir Training is proud … Continue reading

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Busting myths about apprenticeships: are they a valid career choice?

The key facts about apprenticeships, so you can work out whether it’s a viable career option for you The number of people doing apprenticeships is on the rise, and they help the economy as much as they benefit individuals. Over the … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship Vacancies increase by a quarter year on year

Apprenticeships are growing in popularity among both employers and young people according to figures released today by the National Apprenticeship Service. The quarterly Apprenticeship Index reveals a 24% increase in Apprenticeship vacancies posted online on the Apprenticeship vacancies website between … Continue reading

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England apprenticeship vacancies ‘up 24%’, says NAS

Advertised apprenticeship vacancies in England rose by almost a quarter last year, according to the National Apprenticeship Service. More than 37,000 places were posted on the service’s website between August and October 2013, a 24% increase on the same period … Continue reading

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April 15th, 2014

A new poll indicates that traineeships can give young people the skills and work experience to help them get a job. The ICM Research survey … Continue reading

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April 9th, 2014

Apprenticeship grant for employers Extra funding will support demand for AGE in 2014 to 2015 and the scheme will focus entirely on small businesses (ie … Continue reading

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