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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
Saluting our heroes in uniform
12th February 2013, 14:02
STAFF and students at Havering College of Further and Higher Education have saluted a group of former learners who are making big strides in their careers in the uniformed services. Police, Fire, Ambulance, Army, RAF and Prison Service are just some of the organisations which Havering College students are now working for. Thirteen former students who successfully completed Public Services courses returned to the Havering College Quarles Campus in Harold Hill, Romford, to...
QA wins Apprenticeship Programme of the Year 2013
12th February 2013, 11:15
Leading apprenticeships provider retains the award for groundbreaking apprenticeship programme. QA Apprenticeships won the coveted Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award for the second consecutive year at last week’s prestigious Learning & Performance Institute awards. In 2013 the Institute recognised QA’s innovation, creating bespoke apprenticeships for corporate employers. Its ongoing work with Cisco delivering consultancy, and sourcing and training...
Hospitality Guild launches apprenticeship drive
12th February 2013, 09:29
The Hospitality Guild is looking to showcase career development opportunities through apprenticeships. The Guild's recently-launched "Act NOW!" campaign is aimed at both employers and young people, with the objective of helping 20,000 gain paid employment in the industry. The Guild's Executive Director, Suzy Jackson, says: “With more than 2.5 million people unemployed throughout the UK, the hospitality industry is in a fantastic position to be...
GCSE changes scheduled for September 2015
11th February 2013, 09:23
The Secretary of State for Education has withdrawn plans for his troubled EBacc examination system. Among the reasons for this change was the warning that some examination boards could go bankrupt as a result of his plans to introduce a single examination board, and of the possibility of them suing the Department for Education for breach of EU procurement rules. Even though the English Baccalaureate Certificate is now history, Michael Gove is still planning changes to...
AAT Open Day
7th February 2013, 17:56
Open Days are held every Tuesday between 5pm and 7pm. Venue: 350 Eastern Avenue, Wentworth House, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6NW Monthly start dates available Course available on a Day Release Evening Classes Free Study Materials worth £100 Experienced Lecturers Free Revision Classes Free Mock Exams Computer Based Assessment centre available to take your exams Chance to win an iPAD* (Terms and Conditions apply)
Sky offers media apprenticeships again this year
7th February 2013, 15:34
Thanks to positive feedback from last year's apprenticeship participants, Sky - on of the country's largest and well known technology, media and entertainment employers - is once more offering a total of 98 apprenticeship places across the UK. Previously, more than three hundred apprentices have started their career in the fields of engineering, technology and customer service. This year's cohort will be given training in areas like broadcast operations,...
Apprenticeship maiden speech MP takes on ... another apprentice
5th February 2013, 09:30
Conservative MP Robert Halfon was the first Member of Parliament to take on a properly accredited apprentice, and he's just taken on his third. MP for Harlow since 2010, Mr Halfon says: “It was in 2009 that I was working with these young people who were problem kids and they just couldn’t find opportunities. “When I spoke to them they all said that what they wanted was an apprenticeship. It turned out they could get the odd interview in Leeds or...
Dad helps son to win a job and an award
4th February 2013, 13:26
Dad helps son to win a job and award APPRENTICE Tom Donovan has been crowned student of the year after earning his job - thanks to his ear-wigging dad. Paul Donovan was repairing a machine at EE Ingleton Engineering in Sheffield when he overheard a conversation that was to end in his son earning an opportunity to develop a career with the firm. Tom was enrolled into a four-year apprenticeship, with his training funded by Semta – the sector skills...
Artists among us: Staff at Havering College of Further and Higher Education showcase their art
4th February 2013, 11:30
THE doors are set to open on a gallery of expertise as art staff at Havering College of Further and Higher Education showcase their own creative talents. The display will feature a range of original artwork including painting, drawings, printmaking, product design, ceramics, graphic design, video, photography and fashion. Behind every up and coming artist and designer emerging from Havering College of Further and Higher Education lies a great teacher. The Elective Affinities...
A great career opportunity worth over £15,000*
4th February 2013, 10:09
Here’s an exciting opportunity for young people in Years 11 or 13 who have a head for numbers and their sights set on a career in Accountancy - a Kaplan Accountancy Scholarship. 18 successful applicants across the UK will receive Accountancy training followed by other accountancy qualifications recognised by thousands of employers worldwide, the value of this training is £15,000!* As well as free tuition*, the Scholarship gives students the chance...
A great career opportunity for you worth over £15,000*
4th February 2013, 09:58
Here’s an exciting opportunity! If you’re currently in Years 11 or 13, have a head for numbers and like the thought of a career in Accountancy - then apply now for a Kaplan Accountancy Scholarship worth £15,000*. 18 successful applicants across the UK will receive Accountancy training followed by other accountancy qualifications recognised by thousands of employers worldwide, the value of this training is £15,000!* As well as free tuition*, the...
Our Trainee Air Traffic Controller Recruitment is now open!
4th February 2013, 09:33
Do you have what it takes to be one of our Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs), controlling aircraft at some of the world's busiest airports and in one of the most complex pieces of airspace in the world? Being an ATCO involves a very specific range of skills. So what exactly will you do as an Air Traffic Controller (ATCO)? Well, essentially, you’ll be responsible for controlling aircraft in UK airspace. So you’ll need to balance issues of safety – which...
2000 IT Apprenticeships at Microsoft
4th February 2013, 09:27
The computer giant will be working with its 1500 Scottish partner companies to take on 2016 16-24-year-old IT apprentices over the next three years. Microsoft UK Managing Director, Michel Van der Bel, announced the company's plans while meeting with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond. Mr Van der Bel said: "The digital technologies industry employs over 100,000 people in Scotland and is expanding fast. At Microsoft we want to help ensure there are skilled...
QA leads on Microsoft's 2016 apprenticeships for 2016 initiative
1st February 2013, 16:49
QA Apprentice meets First Minister Alex Salmond as Microsoft pledges to create over 2000 IT jobs in Scotland. Microsoft launched their 2016 for 2016 initiative with the help of First Minister Alex Salmond and QA Apprentice Jamie Hill, generating widespread coverage including from the BBC and The Herald. The pledge, to create 2016 IT Modern apprenticeships in three years, will double Microsoft’s apprentice intake in Scotland. It is part of the technology giant’s...
Engineering apprenticeships on the rise - Semta
1st February 2013, 09:36
Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and advanced manufacturing, has released figures showing that apprenticeship starts in England have increased by more than 85% since 2010. Most of those new starts have been at intermediate level, while there's been a smaller rise in the number of advanced and higher level apprenticeships. In geographical order, the West Midlands have seen the highest rise of apprenticeship starts (227%), followed by the East...
Join the Winners in Hospitality
30th January 2013, 09:49
If you want to make a success of your career it’s important that you give everything you’ve got to make it happen. So when you make your career choices you need to think about what you really enjoy doing, the kinds of people you like to be with and the places that you like to spend your time. If you’re someone who enjoys a social buzz, meeting new people every day and being in places of enjoyment and entertainment, perhaps you should be thinking about...
National apprenticeship database "an innovative idea"
29th January 2013, 10:06
Julie White, Managing Director of Warwickshire's award-winning drilling, sawing and demolition company D-Drill wanted to find a way of contacting potential workers who'd finished their apprenticeship, in order to offer them employment. “I thought I would be able to contact those people and say to them that even though it didn’t work out with their previous company, there might be an opportunity to join D-Drill”, Ms White says. Unfortunately,...
Twin offering apprenticeship advice at Next Steps, Lewisham
28th January 2013, 17:28
Young people aged between 14 and 19 who are unsure about their career or education path are being encouraged to go to the Next Steps event. The event is being held at Baseline in Lewisham High Street from 11am until 4pm on January 31st. A number of organisations, including Twin, Jobcentre Plus and Lewisham College will be available to offer information and advice. Representatives from Twin will be on hand to offer advice about apprenticeships and internship opportunities...
Twin Apprentice of the Year 2012
28th January 2013, 13:26
Twin selected apprentice James Markey from Bang & Olufsen as the winner of their Apprentice of the Year competition. The award was founded to celebrate the amazing career progress that young people have made after finding apprenticeships through Twin's apprenticeship matching sceme. James Markey found his apprenticeship with B&O through Twin and said: "When I finished college I couldn't find a job so the job centre referred me to Twin....
Government reviews towards apprenticeship recommendations "mixed"
28th January 2013, 10:58
A report released by the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee says that even though progress has been made since an investment of £1.2 billion was made in apprenticeships in 2012, reforms are still needed. Quality, the report says, should be key to those reforms, and there are still a number of changes that need to be made to change attitudes and create a "fit for purpose" apprenticeship programme. The Committee suggested a...