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25
Nov

Now is the Perfect Time to Hire an Apprentice: New Bonuses Support Businesses and Young People

-IMPORTANT UPDATE- Apprenticeship employer incentives extended by two months until 31 March 2021! Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced a two-month extension be applied to the government’s cash bonus scheme for hiring apprentices. Any employer looking to bring an apprentice into their company over the next few months can benefit from the government’s new bonus scheme. The scheme is running from

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11
Nov

Skill Up: Use Lockdown 2.0 as a Chance to Train your Team

The enforcement of the second lockdown across England on 5th November has been met with mixed opinions. It is designed to help contain Coronavirus and minimise the damage the virus is doing to our population and economy, but by enforcing another lockdown, many businesses are having to close. The government provide a full list of the businesses that have to

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6
Nov

Preparing Apprentices for a Post-Pandemic Future

Like all of us, apprentices found their time cut short when the UK went into lockdown. With another lockdown period upon us many more companies will have to close again or consider some downtime dependent on their circumstances. Those already undergoing apprenticeships may have stop work, or work from home again and those due to start training will have had

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6
Nov

Full Funding for Adult Education in the North of Tyne Region

Key Training is proud to be one of a number of contracted suppliers of high-quality training in the North of Tyne area. The recent devolution deal means the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has a dedicated budget specifically for adult education. The Adult Education Budget is worth £23million and is a chance for adults, both in the workplace and

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6
Nov

Adapting to Change: The Role of Resilience in Careers and Education

The world we live in is extremely different to the one we knew twelve months ago. The combination of Coronavirus and the leaving of the EU in the United Kingdom has dramatically changed our economic position and the way of life for most people on a daily basis. Adapting to change and resilience have become some of the most valued

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6
Nov

Could Transferable Skills help bridge Industry Skill Gaps?

COVID-19 is not going away and even if it is fully controlled, its impact on the job market and employment will be long lasting. Many people have found themselves redundant and others have the threat of losing their job looming. Before now, many people felt confined to their chosen industry area, but with the changing work environment there comes a

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6
Nov

The Role of Mental Health First Aiders as Many Return to Work

Although the government asserts, we should be working from home if we can, many people have had to return to work as lockdown restrictions have been lifted or reduced. Workplaces have taken considerable care in ensuring their employees’ physical health is protected, but many may not have considered their mental health in as much depth, if at all. People returning

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6
Nov

Supporting Employees’ Mental Health

Mental problems are one of the world’s most prevalent health concerns, with the Mental Health Foundation reporting them as one of the main causes of the overall disease burden of the world. In the workplace it is absolutely essential we take time to check in on our employees, especially in the confusion caused by the global pandemic. Mind report 30%

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21
Oct

New Recruits may be Key to Boosting the Logistics Sector

The Brexit transition period is coming to an end in the midst of already troubling times caused by COVID-19 and this combination has left the logistics and freight industry with concerns about how to move forward and maintain necessary staffing levels for demand. The British International Freight Association has called for the transition period to be extended to allow them

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21
Oct

What does a Post-COVID-19 Workforce Look Like?

The Coronavirus pandemic has challenged us all to look at employment and the traditional working environment differently. The way we work has changed and it isn’t likely we will revert to “normal”. This has opened up new ways of working and succeeding in business, as well as shown areas for improvement. Below we’re looking at key work trends which will

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