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- Need help with finding an apprenticeship please! im stuck!
Hi there Im 18 I am looking for a higher apprenticeship involving Science and Maths. I have completed AS textiles which I got a grade B I am currently take my A2 biology, AS chemistry and AS maths. AS maths I am predicted A and AS....... Read More
- Would like to do an apprenticeship but have a degree!
Hey NGTU! I'm in a strange position, I wasn't aware of apprenticeships when I was looking at what to do after school so I went uni and studied a course for enjoyments sake. So now I have a degree but it is not in an area that I....... Read More
Award winning night for SSP!
23rd May 2013, 16:45
Last night we celebrated winning two awards and recognition as highly commended at the 2013 annual British Sandwich Association (BSA) Sammies event in London. Our Upper Crust brand won the New Sandwich of the Year Award (hot category), for its hog roast and crackling baguette, beating competition from M&S, Eat, Tasties, Costa, Caffé Pausa and Asda. Glenn Evans(pictured), our Food Development Manager, was also awarded with the Sandwich Designer of the Year title...
Wales and England exam split
23rd May 2013, 10:53
It's now been confirmed that England and Wales are to have their own separate GCSE and A-Level examinations. Until now, relations between Wales and Westminster had been souring after last summer's GCSE grading fiasco, when more than two thousand Welsh candidates received revised grades for their English language papers. Welsh Education Minister Leighton Andrews maintains Wales would be keeping on the GCSE and A-Level brands, and refuses to consider re-naming...
Apprenticeship opportunities at global pharmaceutical company based in North Devon
23rd May 2013, 10:15
We’re looking for 11 apprentices who thrive on challenge and who will relish the opportunity to make a real impact on performance and profitability. You will need to bring an open-minded approach; have a real desire to share ideas with others and a firm commitment to progressing your career. Currently recruiting for the following: Communications Assistant apprentice x1 Packing Technical apprentice x1 Quality Technician apprentice x2 EHS Assistant apprentice...
Setting up new businesses with the help of the government's New Enterprise Allowance scheme. Dragons’ Den star Levi Roots is teaming up with Jobcentre Plus to encourage jobseekers to consider setting up their own businesses with the help of the government’s New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme. The New Enterprise Allowance gives jobseekers access to expert business mentoring and a weekly allowance totalling over £1,200 to help them get going....
SWAC apprentice wins North Devon Manufacturing apprentice of the Year 2013
22nd May 2013, 16:25
Congratulations to Madeleine Sutton who won the Apprentice of the Year award at the North Devon Manufacturing Awards. Maddy started at Actavis UK Ltd in August 2011 as a Product Development Apprentice which she successfully completed in March 2013. Since starting at Actavis Maddy has gone from strength to strength and was awarded the Apprentice of the Year award for applying the knowledge she had developed to improve operational efficiency and providing technical support...
SWAC apprentice is finalist in Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2013
22nd May 2013, 16:15
Paigle Turpin-West has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo Apprenticeship Awards 2013. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 13th. This is the second year running one of our apprentices has been recognised at the awards for their achievements. Paigle is a finalist in the outstanding apprentice (level 2 & 3) finance and business services category. Paigle was placed with her host organisation Envesca, a leading...
Win a taste of Ritz and glamour
22nd May 2013, 15:00
The Hospitality Guild has launched an online competition offering one lucky winner the chance to go behind the scenes at luxury hotel The Ritz for an all-expenses-paid week of work experience. To be in the running, entrants just need to answer two questions and take the ‘Personality Test’ on the new Hospitality Guild web portal, which helps them to learn about the roles that suit their skills and interests. Three applicants will be shortlisted from the entrants...
Workfare placements must be made public
20th May 2013, 15:59
At the end of a fifteen-month Freedom of Information case, Judge David Marks QC has ruled that the Department of Work and Pensions must publish the names of businesses, charities and other organisations that have taken on hundreds and thousands of unemployed people, many of whom have had to work there unpaid, as a condition of continuing receiving benefits. The ruling applies to all three of the Department's main employment programmes: the Work Programme, the Work...
Gove's new GCSE idea
20th May 2013, 10:01
Already planning to overhaul GCSEs in 2015 by instigating end-of-course exams as opposed to the current module system, Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove said grades could be replaced by a number-based system. Mr Gove was asked yesterday by an education select committee how he would avoid a "collapse" in the number of top grades as pupils and teachers adjusted to the new-style GCSE exams. "The plan that's likely, though not definitive",...
School and college leaver opportunities with PwC
20th May 2013, 09:21
If you want to jump straight in to the world of work and business, we’re the best place to start your career. As we know that your career is just that; yours. You choose it. You live it. You make it happen. To get the best from it, you need the best opportunities. And opportunities are at the heart of what we do. Our offer to you... · To be part of the world’s leading professional services network · Work directly with big name clients where...
Our new learning and development programme Pioneer launches!
17th May 2013, 15:13
The new Pioneer programme has now been launched to the business, which allows managers to complete a foundation degree. The Level 5 programme was announced earlier this week, as 21 of the our colleages celebrated achieving a Level 4 Certificate in Professional Development awarded by Coventry University. This was the first group to achieve this qualification, many will be among those who will be able to go on to complete a foundation degree in the future. Pioneer programme...
Following the launch of a unique challenge for young budding creatives to design and develop a brand new app or game for the National Apprenticeship Service, there’s just one week to go to submit entries. The challenge, which will culminate in a prototype Facebook app or game being launched in August, offers the chance for developers aged 16-24 to receive up to £13,000 of funding to turn their ideas into reality. The ‘Can you hack it as an apprentice’...
ANOTHER NEW ‘ALL-STAR’ GIVEN A JOB WITH WORTON KELLY ESTATE AGENTS
17th May 2013, 11:38
Next generation property recruiters, Estate Agency All-Stars, have successfully placed yet another ‘All-Star’ candidate, this time with West Bromwich-based estate agency group, Worton Kelly. Having sailed through the extensive All-Stars application process, which includes a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with co-founder, Alex Worton, Damien Bracey, 22, was immediately offered the role of Senior...
ALL-STAR’ PLACED WITH GIBBS GILLESPIE
16th May 2013, 13:44
Innovative new property recruiter, Estate Agency All-Stars, is pleased to announce the successful placement of ‘All-Star’ Charlotte Delph with multi award winning estate agents Gibbs Gillespie. Having successfully negotiated the All-Stars application process, which included a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with owner Paul Gillespie, Charlotte Delph, 20 was offered the role of Trainee Lettings...
Student Academic Experience Survey results raise questions
16th May 2013, 11:27
The 2013 Student Academic Experience Survey, produced by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Which? Magazine, raises questions over university standards and whether students are being pushed hard enough. Some students, the survey finds, are studying for forty hours or more each week, while others are only working for half that time. On average, student workload totals thirty hours a week, which is 25% less than the time specified by official university guidelines....
Last day to enter Work Experience of a Lifetime competition
16th May 2013, 11:25
The LifeSkills Work Experience of a Lifetime competition closes today. It offers 14 to 19 year olds the chance to win work experience prizes such as: A trip to Facebook HQ in California Shadowing the manager of a Barclays Premier League football club Working with "Apprentice" star Karren Brady Learning how to become a broadcast presenter with Jameela Jamil Developing business skills and confidence with Nails Inc founder Thea Green Producing a broadcast...
Apprentices working over and above contracted hours
16th May 2013, 11:02
The National Apprenticeship Service is looking into claims of apprentices working "over and above their contracted hours". According to UnionLearn, the learning and skills organisation of the Trades Union Congress, apprenticeship contracts are being broken by apprentices who do their contracted hours in the workplace and then do their studying on top of those hours, unpaid. It was mainly with thirty-hour contract apprenticeships according to a UnionLearn spokesperson....
TWO NEW ‘ALL-STARS’ GIVEN JOBS WITH STREETS AHEAD ESTATE AGENTS
16th May 2013, 10:00
London, 8 March 2013 -- Innovative new property recruiter, Estate Agency All-Stars, is pleased to announce the successful placement of two more ‘All-Stars’, this time with Croydon-based estate agency group, Streets Ahead. Having successfully negotiated the All-Stars application process, which included a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with owner, Bob Hay, Navin Sauboorah, 25, and Givoanni Lark,...
FIRST ‘ALL-STAR’ OFFERED JOB WITH LAWRENCE RAND ESTATE AGENTS
16th May 2013, 09:57
London, 1 March 2013 – Innovative new property recruiter, Estate Agency All-Stars, is pleased to announce the successful placement of its first ‘All-Star’ with Ruislip-based estate agents, Lawrence Rand. Having successfully negotiated the All-Stars application process, which included a psychometric test, presenting a 60-second video ‘elevator pitch’ and an interview with owner, Peter Lawrence, Marco Moloudi, 22, was offered the role of...
CILEx and IPS disappointed at Will Writing decision
16th May 2013, 09:43
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and its regulatory body ILEX Professional Standards (IPS) have today expressed disappointment at the Government’s decision to not accept the recommendation of the Legal Services Board (LSB) to include Will Writing within the scope of regulation. The decision failed to recognise both the evidence provided by the LSB in support of the application, and the attempts over the last decade to voluntarily regulate will writers...