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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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Apprenticeship vacancies up by almost a third

The number of apprenticeship vacancies hits a high as the nation’s employers back a new generation of workers. Data released in January of this year, reveals a 28% increase in apprenticeship vacancies posted online on the apprenticeship vacancies website between … Continue reading

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Autumn statement: small businesses encouraged to hire more apprentices

Small businesses are being encouraged to hire more apprentices and raise investment through a series of measures aimed at entrepreneurs. George Osborne said there would be £500m for the enterprise finance guarantee scheme, which backs lending to small businesses, and … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to UK economy this year

New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) reveals that apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to the UK economy in 2014. This figure includes gains to the economy from higher wages, business profits and taxes of £31 … Continue reading

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Two million apprenticeships in this Parliament

Two million people have started an apprenticeship, meaning the government has fulfilled its commitment to reach this milestone during the lifetime of this parliament. This important achievement highlights the continued success of apprenticeships since 2010 in giving people the skills … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships website: transition to GOV.UK

The apprenticeships website and online recruitment system (apprenticeship vacancies) are both at the heart of the Skills Funding Agency’s drive to improve services for users through digital service transformation. In line with the Government Digital Strategy, this is being undertaken … Continue reading

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2014 Surrey Opportunities Fair

Young people in Surrey will have the chance to get first-hand advice from employers, careers advisers, colleges and training providers at a special event hosted by Surrey County Council on Tuesday 14 October 2014. There are thousands of opportunities available … Continue reading

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May 11th, 2015

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 … Continue reading

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April 29th, 2015

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

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