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 for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April.

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2020 (current rate) £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

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 these as normal and will be in touch to arrange initial assessments at a later date.

Please continue to check back here for further updates.

 

Coronavirus updates

 

We will continue to post regular updates for you here

The government are also continually posting updates which we will share here

 

business administration

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 those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. See here for health advice.

 

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, because you’ve invested in their future career.

business administration

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.

Prevent

Home Office publish Prevent and Channel statistics (April 2018 – March 2019)

On 19 December 2019, the Home Office released Prevent and Channel statistics for the period April 2018 – March 2019. The full report can be found here.

Some key findings from the statistics are:

  • 5,738 individuals were referred to Prevent in the reporting period, a decrease on 22% on last year. This is the lowest number for referrals over a year since data has been made available (year ending March 2016).
  • The majority of individuals referred were aged under 20 years old (58%) and male (87%).
  • 33% (1,887) of Prevent referrals were from the education sector, however the vast majority of these are from primary and secondary education rather than HE/FE.
  • The largest proportion of individuals referred were from the north-east of England (17%), followed by London (16%).
  • 77% of referrals (4,407) were assessed as not suitable for Channel. Most of these referrals were subsequently signposted to other services for other types of support (64%).
  • 38% of referrals concerned individuals with a mixed, unstable or unclear ideology, followed by referrals for right-wing (24%) and Islamist radicalisation (24%).
  • 10% of referrals to Prevent (561) were adopted as Channel cases, an increase of 48% last year, and the highest recorded since comparable data has been available.
  • For the first time, there were more Channel cases for concerns related to right-wing radicalisation (45%) compared with Islamist radicalisation (37%).

Christmas holidays

The Training Trust closes at midday on Tuesday 24th December and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. We all wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the break.

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

Image result for guru nanak 550Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a Hindu, he was born in 1468 in what is now Pakistan.

When he was thirty years old he mysteriously disappeared for three days.

Then, when he reappeared, he began to preach the Sikh faith. He is the founder of Sikhism.

He spent the rest of his life teaching, writing and travelling around the world to discuss religion with Muslims and Hindu.