Apprentices helped during Covid-19 by Malvern tech firm Payara

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A county tech firm has taken on three college students, developing local talent. Payara Services, based at Malvern Science Park, has welcomed three new junior interns to the team via its internship programme. The three Worcester Sixth Form College students have been taken on with the support of Worcestershire County Council and the Local Enterprise… Read more »

Apprenticeships go from strength to strength during COVID Lockdown

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In the new COVID-world there are some inspiring stories of organisations who have successfully adapted their business models to the current challenges for Apprenticeships under COVID-19. ‘Keeping learners learning’ has been the mantra of the entire team at Worcestershire Group Training Association (WGTA) where they have had to adapt the delivery of their programmes for… Read more »

New online learning platform launched

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The Government has today launched a free ‘online learning platform’ for anyone wishing to boost workplace skills https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-free-online-learning-platform-to-boost-workplace-skills

New Employer Brochure Launched for Worcestershire

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Worcestershire Apprenticeships along with partners Worcestershire LEP, Worcestershire County Council and The Careers & Enterprise Company have put together a new employer brochure. This new brochure outlining the varies ways employers can get involved with the Inspiring Worcestershire initiative to help develop their future workforce. This features programmes supporting local schools, apprenticeships, internships and work… Read more »

Apprentices & Covid 19 Q&A

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Disruption to training Because of illness, caring responsibilities, and operational disruption, apprentices may be unable to attend training, and training providers may be unable to deliver training over the coming weeks or months. This will create significant implications for apprentices and employers, as well as for training providers and end-point assessment organisations whose income may… Read more »

Online Apprenticeship Resources

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Below we have uploaded a series of online apprenticeship resources aimed at both Students and Schools. Amazing Apprenticeships have put together some resources, this includes an interactive Student and Teacher Guide and a ‘Learn At Home’ One page guide for Teachers. All of these can be downloaded on the following links. Student Guide Teacher Guide… Read more »

CANCELLED – Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020

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THE EVENT WILL BE CARRIED OVER TO 2021 EVENT – DATE TO BE CONFIRMED Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council have announced that entries are now open for the popular Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2020. Local apprentices, apprenticeship employers, schools, careers leads and training providers in Worcestershire are being encouraged to submit their nominations… Read more »

Worcestershire Business Community shows support for National Apprenticeship Week

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Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council are joining the annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England. From Monday 3rd February through to Sunday 9th February 2020 as part of the National Apprenticeship Week 2020, the organisations will be taking time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories from across Worcestershire as well as country-wide using… Read more »

New Employer Grants and Bursary’s

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Worcester City Council & Wychavon District Council have launced new Grants ranging from £1000 – £2000 to support Small Bsinesses in recruiting Apprentices The 2 District Councils have also launched a new Bursary scheme to support Apprentices with travel, clothing, tolls & equipment costs Further information and application forms are available to download here https://worcsapprenticeships.org.uk/grants-2/

320 people attend Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019 final

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A total of 320 people saw the winners announced at this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2019 ceremony. 28 of the county’s best apprentices, apprenticeship employers, careers leads, schools and training providers were celebrated in a total of 12 categories at the Treetops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park on Thursday 14 November 2019. The winners of… Read more »