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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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Five myths about choosing an apprenticeship as a career option

Five myths about choosing an apprenticeship as a career option It is around this time of year when many young people are looking to consider their next steps, whether that be in education or employment. However, despite online communities helping … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships – reasons to be cheerful

A major new apprenticeships campaign launches today and there’s plenty of proof as to why apprentices are a great route into the workplace. Apprenticeships play a great role in the UK’s economy – supported by the government’s industrial strategy. Some … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week 2015

It’s been announced that next year’s National Apprenticeship Week will run from Monday, 9 March to Friday, 13 March 2015 Apprenticeships are thriving in England and National Apprenticeship Week will celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact that they have on … Continue reading

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Degrees losing attraction for smaller employers

SMEs prefer to hire apprentices over university graduates as they look for ‘hard’ skills that will have a bigger impact on their business Jobseekers fresh out of university are finding their degree certificates don’t open as many doors with potential … Continue reading

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Number of teenagers ditching A-levels for apprenticeships rises by 15%, government figures show

Rising numbers of teenagers are turning their backs on traditional  A-levels in favour of apprenticeships, Government figures show. The number of 16 and 17-year-olds in apprenticeship schemes has risen by 15 per cent from 41,738 last year to 49,228 this … Continue reading

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Employers say ‘helping young people into work is a must do’

Traineeships provide opportunity for employers to build a pool of high-quality future recruits for their sector Employers in England feel they should be doing more to help young people into work. A new poll conducted amongst 501 employers by ICM … Continue reading

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Young advised to give job applications a personality boost

Young job seekers should play up their personal attributes and passions when applying for work, according to new research released today to mark the finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014. The study of over 900 line managers, conducted by … Continue reading

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Why SMEs should invest in apprenticeships

Study estimates apprentices are worth around £214 per week to businesses through reduced costs and improved quality of product Apprenticeships are often described as a great way to introduce talent to an organisation, and the government’s pledge to fund 100,000 … Continue reading

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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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October 3rd, 2014

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 … Continue reading

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September 1st, 2014

Five myths about choosing an apprenticeship as a career option It is around this time of year when many young people are looking to consider … Continue reading

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