Worcester City Council Apprenticeship Grant

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Worcester City Council is launching a new Apprenticeship grant programme to support small and medium size businesses looking to hire an Apprentice. Businesses based in the Worcester City Council area can apply for a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of hiring an Apprentice. Priority will be given to businesses operating in Advanced Manufacturing and… Read more »

5 Steps To Taking On An Apprentice

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1. Choose an Apprenticeships framework or standard for an Apprenticeship in your industry and at a suitable level. https://findapprenticeshiptraining.sfa.bis.gov.uk/   2. Find a training organisation that offers Apprenticeships for your industry (they will handle your Apprentice’s training, qualification and assessment). https://findapprenticeshiptraining.sfa.bis.gov.uk/   3. Check you’re eligible for a grant and apply. https://www.gov.uk/take-on- an-apprentice/employer- grants-apprentices  … Read more »

Levy Payers – New SFA Legal Agreement to Enable Spending

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This agreement gives employers the authority to access the funds in their account to manage their Apprenticeships. They must agree to all the terms and conditions in this agreement and the funding rules; before funds can be used to pay for Apprentices. Once they sign this agreement they’ll be able to authorise SFA to pay… Read more »

Registration NOW OPEN for Online Apprenticeship Service

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Large employers are encourage to register for an online Apprenticeship service before the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy on the 6th of April. The Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) are from today (13 February 2017) encouraging large employers to sign up and register for the Apprenticeship service, in readiness for the… Read more »

Apprentice Case Study – George Harris

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Click here to read about Apprentice George Harris and how he is finding his NVQ Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship with Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police – George Harris Case Study  

Green Lighting Ltd. honoured by HRH The Princess Royal for using training to boost business growth

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Green Lighting Ltd. receives prestigious award at St James’s Palace ceremony 25th November 2016 – Award winning designer and manufacturer of lighting concepts Green Lighting Ltd., who are based at the Great Western Business Park in Worcester, is celebrating after being commended for its commitment to training and skills development by Her Royal Highness The… Read more »

Apprenticeships celebrated at Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016

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Over 330 apprentices, apprentice employers and businesses attended the popular Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016 on Thursday 17 November 2016. The awards, now in their third year, celebrated a total of twelve categories and 24 finalists, recognising the county’s best apprentices, apprentice employers, schools and training providers at the West Midland Safari Park. The prestigious awards… Read more »

Anticipation building for this week’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2016

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Some of Worcestershire’s best apprentices, employers, training providers and schools will be celebrated at this week’s Worcestershire Apprentice Awards 2016. Following an impressive number of nominations across all 10 awards, which are all sponsored by local companies, this year’s 24 finalists will once again be recognised for their exceptional achievements with Apprenticeships. Apprentices, apprentice employers,… Read more »