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- 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
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...
Blended learning breaks down barriers to education and employment
24th January 2013, 15:29
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has launched an e-learning product to complement its existing AAT Access qualification. AAT Access is a Level One qualification which gives the learner basic accountancy and finance skills. By completing AAT Access, learners will increase their employability by gaining the skills and knowledge required to work for small local firms to large, multinational companies. With the addition of the e-learning product, AAT Access...
Motor vehicle apprenticeships offered at Cowley’s Mini plant
24th January 2013, 10:34
The Cowley Mini plant in Oxfordshire is looking for 32 apprentices, to start there in August. They're being offered training in a wide range of roles including HR, business, engineering and electrical maintenance. The plant has recently opened a training school that features a fully-equipped workshop, state-of-the-art classroom and dedicated computer study areas. The programme is being delivered by Oxford Brookes University, and business and IT apprentices will...
School leaver to qualified accountant in just five years – read on!
24th January 2013, 09:50
School leaver to qualified accountant in just five years – read on! The National Audit Office (NAO) is a public sector organisation, independent of government and the civil service. Our work involves the financial audit of all government departments and other public sector organisations and we produce a number of value for money studies for parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which departments and other bodies have used their resources in...
FEBRUARY OPEN DAY: DISCOVER A NEW YOU AT KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA COLLEGE
23rd January 2013, 10:13
Did you know that recent research by the Association of Colleges show that: - 82% of school teachers don’t feel they have the appropriate knowledge to advise pupils on careers - One fifth of parents (20%) feel out of their depth advising their children about careers, whilst 32% say they only feel comfortable talking about jobs with which they are familiar Parents and young people are invited to “Get into Kensington and Chelsea College” and find out...
KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA COLLEGE ARTS PROGRAMME TO PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR CREATIVE AND CULTURAL JOBS
22nd January 2013, 14:35
Kensington and Chelsea College has launched a bespoke arts programme aimed at preparing young people for jobs in the growing creative and cultural sector. With predictions that the sector is set to grow by up to 40% by 2020, based on research by the National Skills Academy 2012, the college’s ‘Work at Art’ Programme is timed to ensure there are skilled young people ready to meet the demands of employers within the sector. The innovative arts programme...
ROYAL ALBERT HALL EXHIBITION COMES TO KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA COLLEGE
22nd January 2013, 14:32
An inspiring Royal Albert Hall exhibition that celebrated the work of young photographers is being shown again at Kensington and Chelsea College following its success. The exhibition was the showpiece behind a pioneering project, run in partnership with the college and the iconic London venue, which gave a group of young people a life changing opportunity. The ‘Shooting Stars’ project gave 13 young people who weren’t in education, training or employment...
Apprenticeships "should last three years" - Policy Exchange report
22nd January 2013, 09:25
A report, "Technical Matters", suggests that apprenticeship programmes should be as demanding as A-levels and last three years. The Policy Exchange think tank’s report also calls for shorter training programmes - or those at a lower level - to be called something other than "apprenticeships". The government's growing focus on academic skills is welcome, it says, but it "may not work to the advantage of all students in the education...
Jaguar Land Rover looking for apprentices
21st January 2013, 09:53
Jaguar Land Rover is now launching its 2013 apprenticeship programme recruitment drive. The company is looking for 150 apprentices, as well as 800 more experienced workers who they’ll be taking on to cope with the anticipated demand for new models including the Jaguar F Type, out this summer. The apprenticeship scheme is split between 90 Advanced Apprenticeships and 60 Higher Apprenticeships, with the closing date for applications on January 31st. The Advanced...
CILEx continues to take the lead with legal apprenticeships
18th January 2013, 15:42
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) announces today that it is developing a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services to help create further diverse routes into a legal career. CILEx will lead on the delivery of this new level of Legal Services apprenticeship, which complements its already strong vocational legal qualifications, in partnership with Skills for Justice and with additional support from the College of Law. CEO of CILEx, Diane Burleigh...
The true cost of a university degree today
17th January 2013, 12:17
Recent studies conducted by The Independent on Sunday reveal that the true cost of a university degree studied with a traditional education provider will be up to £100,000 for today’s students because of the interest charges, and several other fees. In contrast, RDI, the online distance learning specialists offer a wide range of accredited degrees, masters and MBAs in partnership with UK universities, at less than a third of the cost of traditional UK universities...