Midland Regional Growers Celebrate Their Apprentice Of The Year Ceremony 2017

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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 »

Worcestershire Skills Show Proves A Hit For More Than 1,600 Young People

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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 »

Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2017 Nominations Are Now Live

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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 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 »