Record audience celebrate apprenticeships at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017

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A record 360 people attended this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 final on Thursday 16 November 2017. 30 of the county’s best apprentices, apprenticeship employers, schools and training providers were celebrated in a total of twelve categories at the Treetops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park. The prestigious awards are an initiative from Worcestershire Local Enterprise… Read more »

Worcestershire Apprenticeship awards 2017 takes place tonight!

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Today’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 is set to celebrate the growing successes of local apprenticeships, with 30 of the best apprentices, employers, training providers and schools shortlisted for awards. A record number of entries have progressed through to the finals across all 10 categories, which have received great support from local sponsoring companies. This year’s… Read more »

Fortis Living give first glimpse of this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards trophies

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Fortis Living, trophy sponsors for this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 have joined Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council to reveal the event’s trophies. Winners from the ten categories of the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards will be presented with a personalised crystal sloped trophy while the two overall winners from the categories will also… Read more »

National Apprenticeship Week 2016

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The date for next year’s National Apprenticeship Week will run from 14 to 18 March 2016. Co-ordinated by the Skills Funding Agency, the week will include hundreds of events and activities across England to showcase apprentices and apprenticeship employers. Apprenticeships are thriving in England and National Apprenticeship Week will celebrate the positive impact that both… Read more »

Traineeships – information for employers

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A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience focused on giving young people the skills and experience that business want. A new Guide to Traineeships https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/traineeships-referral-sheet-employers to outline the benefits that traineeships can bring to your business. It is available on the traineeship section of the government website https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships-programme Working closely with… Read more »

Changes to Apprenticeship & Traineeship National vacancy website

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please note that in the very near future the facility for candidates to search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies or traineeship opportunities through the Apprenticeship vacancies (Av) system will be turned off. All candidates will be required to hold an account on the Find an apprenticeship’ or Find a traineeship’ service housed on… Read more »

School Engagement Programme

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Worcestershire Training Providers Association (WTPA) has been commissioned by Worcestershire LEP to deliver a School Engagement Programme across the county. The programme is focused on delivering Impartial Information, Advice and Guidance to young people regarding Apprenticeships and the variety of local opportunities available. The delivery meets the statutory guidance for schools which states: ‘The governing… Read more »

Biggest ever apprentice minimum wage rise

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An inflation-busting 20 per cent rise in the national minimum wage for apprentices. The rate paid to apprentices will rise from £2.73 an hour to £3.30 in October 2015. The National Minimum Wage rate for 16 to 17-year-olds, will be £3.87 an hour from October so when you consider you will be receiving training and… Read more »

Matthew Hancock: UK is hungry for skills, particularly in STEM subjects

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Business, enterprise and energy minister Matthew Hancock has said that to plug the engineering skills gap, there needs to be a focus on quality apprenticeships and more needs to be done to inform schoolchildren about different opportunities from primary school age. Speaking at the Semta Skills Awards on Tuesday, Mr Hancock said that it was… Read more »