Entries by Vicky Day

Incentives for employers

    When you hire new apprentices between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021, you can apply for extra funding to give your organisation a boost. For apprentices aged: 16 to 24, you’ll receive £2,000 25 and over, you’ll receive £1,500 The payment is in addition to the existing £1,000 you’ll already get for […]

We have re-opened

Further to advice from the Government we have re-opened our offices on a part time basis with a reduced number of staff. Our temporary hours are Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 3pm. Calls and emails are still being dealt with remotely. Any visit to our office is by appointment only.   Initial assessments and […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th – 22nd May 2020

Mental Health support We understand that the Covid-19 pandemic brings a huge range of challenges when it comes to mental health and general well being. From feelings of loneliness and isolation, to the huge amounts of uncertainty and change – as we physically distance from one another, it’s often difficult to know how best to […]

National Wage Rates

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. You must be at least: school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage aged 25 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under Current rates These rates are […]

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 and acting on guidance issued by Government, on Friday 20th March we are closing the business office until further notice. All staff will be working remotely and can be contacted via email or mobile phone. Please continue to apply as we will be monitoring applications. We will process […]

Business Administration is back

  Our Liaison Officer Chris is working hard to develop a new programme for Business Admin. We are still recruiting to the programme and now aim to start on Friday 22nd May 2020. If you would like to find out more information please click here or give us a call on 0208 518 1344.

Coronavirus

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and […]

Is it worth it?

The figures speak for themselves. The government’s apprenticeship evaluation survey of employers in 2017 reported that 74% of employers believe apprentices improve products or service quality, and 78% say apprentices improve productivity. It’s also about developing staff with the wider skills who are the right fit in your organisation. It’s about retaining staff as well, […]

Business Administration is back

  Our Liaison Officer Chris is working hard to develop a new programme for Business Admin. We are now recruiting to the programme and we aim to start on Friday 13th March 2020. If you would like to find out more information please click here or give us a call on 0208 518 1344.