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 »

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

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National Apprenticeship Week 2017, during its 10th annual celebration, brought together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and has encouraged even more people to choose apprenticeships as a brilliant choice of pathway to a great career. During this week, many different organisations, schools, and employers,… Read more »

National Apprenticeship Week 2017 & Training Providers

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I didn’t begin my apprenticeship thinking “I want to be apprentice of the year for Worcestershire”. I don’t think anyone begins their apprenticeship with that sole thought in mind; The Worcestershire Apprentice Awards didn’t even exist when I started my apprenticeship over 4 years ago. You start an apprenticeship because you don’t enjoy full time… Read more »

Visit to Yamazaki Mazak

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I recently visited Dave Barnett – Learning and Development Manager, and Engineering Apprentices Steven and Mo (pictured above), at Yamazaki Mazak UK. Yamazaki Mazak are manufacturers of CNC machines, they are leaders in the manufacture of advanced technology solutions including Multi-tasking, 5-axis, milling, CNC controls, and automation. Developing engineers of the future is something Mazak… Read more »

SEMTA Skills Awards

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I’ve only been interviewed on film once in my life. That was a case study for my Training Provider – Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association. If you search hard enough you’ll probably find it. At the time, being filmed did not come naturally to me. I guess for many other people it does. SEMTA –The… Read more »

Visit to Matthews Construction

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I recently had a meeting with Jenny, Rob, and Sue at Matthews Construction. Last year they won Worcestershire’s Small Employer of the Year. Through this blog you will definitely be able to see why this was the case, and the ambition that this family run company has for the future development of young people in… Read more »

Visit to St Augustine’s with Helena Baxter

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I play hockey for Hereford Ladies 2nd Team. The club also has a couple of men’s teams. A friend of mine, who plays for the men’s 1st team has just recently come back from University. He graduated with a Marine Biology Degree. Now, I’m not sure you know where Hereford is, but I can tell… Read more »