A great opportunity to promote apprenticeships

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Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year Ben Hyde, of Sanctuary Group

National Apprenticeship Week 2018 has been a great chance to promote apprenticeships within the region. On Monday I had the chance to meet senior staff from within Sanctuary Group to ask questions about their experiences and any advice they had for apprentices working across the Group. Later on in the day I was lucky enough… Read more »

An exciting 12 months ahead

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As your new Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year I’m proud to have the opportunity to bring you my first post to this blog. My name is Ben Hyde and my aim for the year ahead will be to get the name of apprenticeships out there and to champion the fantastic work being done by apprentices and… Read more »

Opportunities – Past, Present, and Future

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This time last year I had no idea what the next 12 months would have in store. I must say though…it has been an incredible journey. So much has happened since becoming the 2016 Worcestershire Apprentice Award winner. From meeting loads of apprentice employers throughout Worcestershire, to attending Skills Shows and Careers Events at local… Read more »

Worcestershire’s Apprenticeship Show 2017

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    Last week saw over 1200 young people attend this year’s Apprenticeship Show 2017 organised by Worcestershire Apprenticeships, and hosted at the Worcester Racecourse. Young people from across Worcestershire, and further afield!, came along to the event and met with training providers, colleges, a wide range of employers, and the Armed Forces to see… Read more »

Visit to Morgan Motors Company

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A few months ago, I met with a very well-known British car manufacturing firm. The Morgan Motor Company was established in 1909 by HFS Morgan. The longest running model is the Morgan 4/4 which has been in constant production since 1936, while the recognisable Three Wheeler ceased production in the 1930’s and came back just… Read more »

Visit to Green Lighting Ltd

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Last month I was invited to meet the team at Green Lighting in Worcester. They are great advocates of apprenticeships. To Green Lighting, an apprenticeship is seen as a way of furthering your education. When you are employed by Green Lighting, you are not seen, or viewed, as an apprentice, you are a full time… Read more »

Successful people who started as an apprentice – Allan Cook, CBE

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This week’s blog is dedicated to successful people who started their career pathway as an apprentice. There are many celebrities who started their pathway through an apprenticeship. This includes Jamie Oliver, Henry Ford, Alexander McQueen, Ross Brawn, Laurence Graff, and Karen Miller. These are people who have been successful in their field of work and have… Read more »

Visit to Vax

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Last month I was fortunate to visit Sabbah Wasim and the Customer Service Team at Vax in Droitwich. Established in 1977 by Alan Brazier, whose first invention was the forerunner to Vax’s iconic orange tub (made with a water heater, a shower pump, and a milk churn), today Vax is the UK’s best-selling floor care brand… Read more »