Apprenticeship Levy: How will it work?

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The apprenticeship levy will apply to all UK employers in both the private and public sectors who pay annual pay bills of more than £3 million. This document explains who the levy affects, how much you will pay and what happens once the money has been paid. How the Apprenticeship levy works – 21st April 2016… Read more »

County MPs welcome Apprentices to Westminster

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Wednesday last week, a group of Apprentices enjoyed a tour of the Houses of Parliament in London, arranged by the Worcestershire Training Providers Association. See what MP Robin Walker had to say here. County MPs welcome Apprentices to Westminster

Upcoming Events for Employers

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Employers wanting to find out all about Apprenticeships, how they can benefit your business, how you can recruit an apprentice in 3 easy steps, plus what is the new employer levy all about? Why not come along to one of our lunchtime events and find out more.  There has never been a better time to… Read more »

Worcestershire Apprenticeships visit Parliament

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Worcestershire Training Providers Association (WTPA) is commissioned by Worcestershire LEP to deliver the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Hub and Clearing House. On Wednesday 16th March 2016 a group of local Apprentices will visit the Houses of Parliament and receive a guided tour by local MP Robin Walker. Robin says ‘I am delighted that a group of Apprentices… Read more »

Local 6th Formers meet the Apprentice of the Year

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Victoria Rawlings from The Replacement Service in Worcester won the Worcestershire Apprenticeship of the Year Award in November 2015.Victoria has now started writing a ‘Winners Blog’ and has visited schools within the county talking to students about Apprenticeships. St Augustines School in Redditch were the first to take up the offer. So Victoria joined Helena… Read more »

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge #BAC16

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The Brathay Apprentice Challenge #BAC16, the official search to find the apprentice team of the year, is now open for nominations. Teams undertake a series of work-related challenges to develop new skills, showcase their employer and engage with young people and employers to promote the benefits of apprenticeships. Teams of nine apprentices can be from… Read more »

Learn More About Apprenticeships With Free Webinars

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A series of free 15 minute webinars will run every Wednesday at 19:30 from January to June covering a range of topics linked to apprenticeships. They will be recorded and hosted on the site for anyone who missed the live broadcast. You can register for the webinars at  – please see this 2 page… Read more »

Changes to Apprenticeships and Funding

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Starting in January 2016, the government and various apprenticeship providers and employers will be making some changes to increase the quality and quantity of apprenticeships, to hope to achieve 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. This list of actions, show the changes that are planned to commence in 2016. For more information on the Apprenticeship Vision,… Read more »

Tenbury High Ormiston Academy Career Fair Success – November 2015

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Following the Careers Fair last Month, CMP Consult Caroline Palethorpe reviewed the event; “On Tuesday 3rd November between 6pm –, 32 of the 34 organisations invited provided a “Market place” of information, advice and guidance on apprenticeships, training, FE, HE and employment to approx. 200 young people, parents and carers from the school. Three… Read more »