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NEET figures decreasing as more people sign up to apprenticeships

The department for business, innovation and skills (BIS) has revealed the lowest statistics since records began for people not in education, employment or training (NEET), with close to 900,000 people undertaking an apprenticeship between 2014 and 2015. Promising figures Statistics … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship Delivery Board

The government confirmed the creation of a new Apprenticeship Advisory Board to advise on how best to expand the apprenticeship programme to achieve its ambitions to deliver 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020 The new Apprenticeship Advisory Board, will report … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week 2016 dates announced

Next year’s National Apprenticeship Week will run from 14 to 18 March 2016. Co-ordinated by the Skills Funding Agency, the week will include hundreds of events and activities across England to showcase apprentices and apprentice employers. Apprenticeships are thriving in … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers: why I changed career late in life

Who do you picture when you think of an apprentice? Perhaps a 16-year-old who wants a fast track to the working world and can’t wait to be earning a wage. But apprenticeships aren’t just a valuable route for school leavers, … Continue reading

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Roll of Honour

The following learners, who achieved their Advanced Apprenticeship with Weir Training Ltd,  were also recognised at The Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony. The event, held at Guildford Cathedral, on 24th June 2015 proved to be a spectacular location to celebrate their graduation. Our … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

On Wednesday 24th June 2015 three members of our team were recognised for achieving their Apprenticeships at Advance level. The Apprenticeship graduation ceremony was held at Guildford Cathedral where over 150 Apprentices from Surrey and Hampshire were recognised for achieving … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships deliver loyalty boost

The survey of 555 employers found that more than half (56%) of those surveyed who offer apprenticeships say apprentices stay in the business longer than other recruits. Of these, 59% say this is because of the quality of the training … Continue reading

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Ofsted Inspection

Weir Training Limited  has recently been inspected by Ofsted and achieved the following grading   Overall Effectiveness                                                               Grade 2 – Good Outcomes for Learners                                                            Grade 2 – Good Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment                      Grade 2 – Good … Continue reading

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Apprentice National Minimum Wage increases

Apprentice National Minimum Wage increases The Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have announced that the National Minimum Wage for apprentices will increase by 57p an hour to £3.30, from October 2015. Source: Skills Funding Agency

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Apprenticeships move from strength to strength

New figures show that the number of people taking part in apprenticeships and traineeships is on the increase. The number of people taking part in apprenticeships and traineeships is on the increase, new figures published on 25th March 2015 have … Continue reading

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December 1st, 2015

The department for business, innovation and skills (BIS) has revealed the lowest statistics since records began for people not in education, employment or training (NEET), … Continue reading

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August 19th, 2015

The government confirmed the creation of a new Apprenticeship Advisory Board to advise on how best to expand the apprenticeship programme to achieve its ambitions … Continue reading

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