Midland Regional Growers (MRG) are a group of independent ornamental horticultural nurseries and growers in and around the Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire areas. MRG have a cohort of keen and enthusiastic apprentices that are following a career in commercial production horticulture trained at Pershore College part of the WCG. The annual MRG Apprentice of the… Read more »
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In this useful guide we summarise what an employer needs to do, and the things they need to consider, if they want to employ an Apprentice. (Published by Govt. 20/04/17)
Employers, training and apprenticeships organisations and young visitors have praised the organisers of the annual Worcestershire Skills Show 2017, which attracted more than 1,600 young people and students. This year’s event was the third held annually, with plans already under way to hold it again next year. Over 50 businesses and education providers showcased a… Read more »
Last night, Nova Training were awarded Training Provider of the Year at the Apprenticeships 4 England Apprenticeship Awards 2017 ceremony in London. Read about their achievement here.
Nominations for the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 are now live. The categories for nominations are: Apprenticeship Ambassador of the Year Apprentice of the Year (Intermediate, Advance and Higher) Employer of the Year (Small, Medium, Large and Newcomer) School of the Year Training Provider of the Year Click here to see the nomination forms for… Read more »
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 »
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 »
The new Apprenticeship Service is now live, previously known as Digital Apprenticeship Service. This short video tells you more about the service. The government’s design and development experts tell you how it gives employers control, how it can help drive up quality and, importantly, how it works.
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 »
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 »