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29
Nov

Intermediate Apprenticeships and your Business

How can Intermediate Apprenticeships Benefit your Business? Apprenticeships have become much more commonplace in the average business. More than simply a way to bring new employees on board, apprenticeships have become the key method of training for many organisations. They can effectively replace in-house training programmes and get your staff to the level of qualification you and they desire. Intermediate

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29
Nov

What’s next after Kickstart?

What’s next after Kickstart: How Key Training can help your Business The government’s Kickstart Scheme launched on 2nd September 2020 to counteract the impact of Coronavirus on employers and young people looking for work. The £2bn fund looked to create thousands of 6-month work placements for people aged 16 to 24 and supported businesses to do so via grant funding.

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29
Nov

Tackling E-Commerce with Apprenticeships

The Future is Data: Does your Business have the Skillset to Survive? Data roles are on the rise in organisations of all shapes and sizes. Many businesses have significant amounts of quality data, but don’t know where to being to use it successfully, which is where qualified data professionals come in. 68% of organisations were hiring for Chief Data Officer

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27
Oct

Autumn Budget 2021: What’s Changing in Skills and Training?

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has delivered his Autumn 2021 Budget with a theme of “levelling up”. His overriding focus was the idea of the country levelling up and a new post-COVID economy delivering higher wages and better skills levels. While many of the core announcements have been discussed previously, they have been officially announced and can be something

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26
Oct

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE 2022: Budget Update

Autumn Budget 2021: What We Already Know The Budget announcements comes around every few months and each time, the Chancellor of the Exchequer tells us the content is a well-guarded secret. This is rarely the case and in advance of Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget tomorrow, many of the key messages have already been shared or committed to. What do we

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6
Oct

Top Tips for your Apprenticeship Interviews

Applying for an apprenticeship is a great decision and if you’re selected for interview, even better. Interviews are stressful and nerve-wracking for almost everybody. The fear of the unknown can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first interview but there are ways to keep calm, be organised and do your best. Here are some practical tips for succeeding in your

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6
Oct

Creating Engagement and Focus in Remote Teams

Keeping remote workers engaged has become a priority for many businesses. While some people can get back to traditional ways of working, many companies are allowing employees to continue working from home where possible. This remote setup requires a different kind of management and leadership and fostering engagement in these kinds of teams requires a different set of skills. Remote

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6
Oct

Debunking Apprenticeship Myths

There is quite a lot of misinformation around apprenticeships in the UK. They’re increasing in popularity every year, but some people still don’t consider them a viable career option. A recent City and Guilds Groups study found most adults would still choose university over apprenticeships. This is despite most adults believing apprenticeships are better value for money, preparation for the

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6
Oct

Finding your Passion and the Career that goes with it

Getting started with a fulfilling and life affirming career is not as straightforward as it seems. Some people have a calling or know from early on exactly what they want to do with their lives but for others it is much more complex. Regularly, people are a told to “follow your passions” but is it really as simple as that?

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6
Oct

Is the UK ready for the Four-Day Working Week?

It’s no surprise that UK workers are looking for new ways to get through the working week. After the impact of COVID-19 transformed the way many of us work, there are calls for a four-day working week, giving us more time away from the workplace without impacting productivity. The five-day working week has always been the norm in the UK,

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