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 »

Selfie Campaign

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National Apprenticeship Week: Selfie Campaign. Click here to join Worcestershire Apprenticeships Selfie Campaign and show your support for Apprenticeships!

Awards Evening photographs

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The photos taken on the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards evening are now ready for viewing. To view the photos, please click here, then enter the password: WAA2014