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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
Latest from RDI ! - Applications for online degrees up 59%
5th March 2013, 13:14
Online learning provider RDI has announced a 59% increase in applications for undergraduate degrees. The figures are based on RDI’s January intake and represent a year on year comparison. Total applications for all online courses - including degrees, diplomas, masters and MBAs – were up over 40%. But it is the surge in undergraduate degree applications that is most notable – particularly when compared to UCAS figures which showed applications for traditional...
Apprenticeships Information Evening
4th March 2013, 11:48
Havering College of Further and Higher Education is to host an information evening where young people and parents will be able to find out everything they need to know about apprenticeships. The college is working in partnership with the London Borough of Havering and Prospects to support a national campaign raising the profile of apprenticeships among employers, learners and parents. Parents and prospective apprentices are being invited to attend an apprenticeship information...
National Apprenticeship Week, 11 – 15 March 2013
4th March 2013, 10:41
There is just one week to go until the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week begins! There are lots of exciting events being held across the country to celebrate apprenticeships, click here to find an event near you. There are up to 15,000 Apprenticeship vacancies on apprenticeships.org.uk at any one time. Searching for an Apprenticeship vacancy has never been easier, especially with the launch of the new smartphone mobile application called ‘AV Search’,...
New EU university ranking scheme already falling flat
4th March 2013, 09:21
The European Commission launched a new university ranking initiative at the end of January to give stakeholders a clear picture of performances across universities, highlighting areas of excellence in research, teaching, learning, knowledge transfer, regional development and internationalisation. U-Multirank is, at present, financed by the EU to the tune of 2 million euros, and is not intended to result in any kind of league table. Many international universities, however,...
Epic Careers in an Industry You Know and Love
1st March 2013, 15:20
Pubs, nightclubs, hotel and venue bars, they are all part of the licensed hospitality industry. It’s an industry that’s at the heart of every community, where most of us have memories of good times and great nights! Not surprisingly, it’s a sector that’s a mainstay of the British economy, revitalising itself year after year to remain modern and appealing. Thousands of young people’s first jobs, and often their favourite, are in licensed hospitality,...
Robots and the fire-blowing Chilli Baby – Taste Success at the Big Bang Fair 2013
1st March 2013, 14:46
A robot that can move and pack a whopping 150 chocolate bars a minute will be amongst the bumper load of exciting food engineering activities on offer on the Taste Success / Nestlé stand at this year’s Big Bang Fair at London ExCel (14-17 March). Engineering is our stand’s theme this year and visitors will be able to play a game of ‘Grab the last Kit Kat’ against the robot, showing how cutting-edge robotics and automation are used in food and...
The UK’s first food engineering degree – now open for applications!
1st March 2013, 14:45
The first and only food engineering degree in the UK is now available at Sheffield Hallam University and will be open in September 2013 for applications for autumn 2014 entry. If you fancy being an engineer and are looking for a course in a great city that offers you great experience and career prospects, then the MEng Food Engineering degree could be the one for you. Developed in close partnership with some of the UK's biggest food and drink manufacturing companies...
National Apprenticeship Week 2013: Life as an apprentice engineer at KP Snacks
1st March 2013, 14:43
John (18) works as an apprentice maintenance engineer at KP Snacks in Teeside. KP Snacks is the maker of such favourites as Hula Hoops, KP Nuts, Nik Naks and Skips. We interviewed him about his job. How did you get into the job? I got good grades in my GCSE’s, so I applied for this apprenticeship through www.apprenticeship.org.uk What does a typical day like? Each day there are different issues to deal with, whether it’s in the factory or in a training...
MAKES IT ‘APPEN FOR APPRENTICES: THE APPRENTICESHIP JOBS AND GUIDE APP
28th February 2013, 16:13
This free App, developed by the trade union, Prospect, is available initially for android phones. It enables you to search for apprenticeship vacancies from the largest collection of apprenticeship vacancies in the UK because it searches both the National Apprenticeship Service and Not Going to Uni websites . It offers information and guidance on everything related to apprenticeships, from finding out about a particular role to applying for a job, minimum rates of pay and what...
Another fabulous year for Whitbread!!!!!! Come and join the winning team!
28th February 2013, 15:31
As we approach the end of another financial year Whitbread continues to go from strength to strength! In 2012/2013 we have continued to open new Premier Inns, Brewers Fayres, Beefeater and Table Table restaurants as well as Costa, and have further cemented our place as the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group. As an organisation the numbers are pretty impressive to say the least. Whitbread has again delivered outstanding organic growth, growing sales by 16.9%...
A CIMA qualification is an alternative to university, and it’s highly valued by employers all over the world. In fact, if you do CIMA straight from school or college, you’ll get everything you need to start a top career – quicker than you’d think. This is your opportunity to earn while you learn. You don’t need a degree. You don’t need to get yourself into debt. All you need is a real desire to succeed in business, and a solid foundation...
Mean business with an Apprenticeship from JACE!
28th February 2013, 14:44
Every business has an administration department whether they’re an office, a high street shop, a hotel or a hairdresser. In other words, a Business Administration qualification could open the door for you into practically any industry. If you’re aged 16 – 18 years you can apply to start a Business Administration Apprenticeship through JACE Training. JACE runs apprenticeships all year round and when you’re aged 16 to 18 years old the apprenticeship is...
Apprenticeships must be on equal footing with university degrees, according to major report
28th February 2013, 11:29
As the latest NEET figures reveal numbers are still at a record high, a new study highlights the role apprenticeships play in getting school and college leavers into work Just under a million 16 to 24 year olds are currently unemployed in the UK. Meanwhile the number of young people applying to go to University has fallen since the introduction of Tuition Fees last year. So options for this age group seem to be limited, but are they? Industry experts are calling upon the...
Automotive Picks Up Speed
28th February 2013, 10:18
Automotive Picks Up Speed The UK automotive industry is enjoying growth at the moment with the best results for the new car market since the beginning of the recession. More than two million new cars were registered in the UK during 2012, with the market growing at its fastest rate for 11 years. That’s great news for anyone interested in a career in automotive. Current growth points to customer demand for high-tech, fuel-efficient and innovative vehicles. New...
Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme Britain relies on rail. Every day Network Rail gets 3 million people to their destination and thousands of tonnes of goods moved around the country. Rail is a greener and safer mode of transport so it's no surprise that our railway has seen passenger numbers increase more than 40% in the past decade alone. These numbers are expected to double by 2034. That means we have to run more trains, more often and more efficiently. And...
Apprentice Supermarket extends relationship with Yodel
28th February 2013, 09:30
Apprentice Supermarket, the not-for-profit organisation helping young unemployed people to develop work skills, has extended its relationship with UK-wide delivery firm Yodel, which delivers more than 150 million parcels each year for many of the UK's top retailers. Originally, Yodel and Apprentice Supermarket teamed up in May 2012, giving young people the chance to sharpen their telemarketing skills to generate new sales leads. That project gave apprentices the...
School leaver apprentices invited to 'Earn and Learn' with DAC Beachcroft
27th February 2013, 17:30
International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the launch of an apprenticeship programme to bring school and college leavers into its business, giving students the opportunity to start a career in law without the cost of university fees. The firm is embarking on a new legal apprenticeship, set at Level 3 (the equivalent of A-level standard), which is being developed by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and is part of a wider government initiative...
Fancy running your own Garden Centre in just 5 years’ time?
27th February 2013, 09:23
The Garden Centre Group is the undisputed market leader in the garden centre industry, operating 129 garden centres throughout England and Wales and taking a 17% market share of the sector. The group also runs 95 highly successful restaurants within its centres. The company has a steadfast customer base and an ever-growing Gardening Club loyalty scheme. The club was launched in 2009 and now has more than 2.5m members. Our business strategy is to continue to strengthen...
Pearson's adult training business picked up by West Nottinghamshire College
27th February 2013, 09:04
An agreement has been reached whereby education giant Pearson will be transferring most of its adult training business - formerly carried out through Pearson in Practice - to West Nottinghamshire College. The transfer will affect around four thousand people, the vast majority of Pearson's learners, although there will be some transfers to other providers. Following the government's changes to apprenticeship funding rules, Pearson announced it was leaving the...
Invitation to Journalism Open Day, 27 February, 6-7.30pm - Last few places
22nd February 2013, 14:51
POST A-LEVEL OPEN DAY — LAST CHANCE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE We would like to invite you to learn about PMA's innovative course, meet your tutors and see around our exciting training venue here at the heart of the Press Association — the UK's hub for news in central London. We have a few places left. If you have would like to come along on Wednesday at 6pm, we'd be delighted to present how the Post-A level course will run and what you can expect in terms...