News

22
Feb

Key Training commits to ‘earn and learn’ by joining The 5% Club

Key Training has showcased its commitment to developing its people by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focussed on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students. The 5% Club, initiated by Leo Quinn CEO of Balfour Beatty in 2013, is a movement of more than 250 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop

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16
Feb

The 5% Club – latest thought leadership on Apprenticeships

The 5% Club has produced a new thought leadership report, Fulfilling our potential: Delivering the apprentices the economy needs.  Based on interviews with a cross section of members, this report sets out employers’ current concerns with the Levy.  More importantly, it also spells out the Levy reforms which members believe are urgently needed to boost training and deliver the career opportunities

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29
Jan

Triple wins for the Key Group!

The Key Group is pleased to announce that they have achieved: IIP accreditation – for the 26th year in a row plus A best smaller company to work for in the Sunday Times annual survey for the 8th year in a row. In addition to that, last year, over 300 employers and learners took the time to express their delight

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19
Jan

Apprenticeships – Big trend in The Recruitment Industry in 2018

University applications going down. Apprenticeship applications going up. Recruitment companies Levy contribution to Apprenticeship training going up as the payroll calculation includes their PAYE Temps. New Apprenticeship Standards just released for L2 Resourcer and L3 Recruitment Consultant. What does all that mean? Recruitment companies new staff intake can be trained on a recruitment-relevant Apprenticeship and be funded either out of

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2
Jan

Best Companies – the results are in

We have once again maintained our Best Companies accreditation for 2018. Please Click Here to see the video from Jonathan Austin, CEO of Best Companies. Jim Clarke Group Chief Executive    

12
Dec

Key Recruitment Approved to Deliver REC

KEY RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO DELIVER REC APPRENTICESHIPS ON BEHALF OF THE RECRUITMENT & EMPLOYMENT CONFEDERATION (REC). THE NEW RESOURCER AND RECRUITER APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS ARE SHORTLY TO BE LAUNCHED AND KEY WILL ASSIST REC TO DELIVER BOTH THE WORD AND THE APPRENTICESHIPS TO ITS MEMBERS. KEY ALSO DELIVER APPRENTICESHIPS IN

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7
Dec

Children in Need

Staff and Learners in Key Training Centres baked cakes (and ate them all!), dressed down (and looked silly!), made hot dogs (and ate all those too!), had a duck race (for those that floated!) and signed up Apprentices across all ages (185 of them!) throughout November 2017. All to raise over £1,100 for CHILDREN IN NEED. Well done all! Children

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17
Nov

APPRENTICESHIPS OVERTAKE GRADUATE PROGRAMMES FOR TALENT ATTRACTION SAYS THE FIRM

Apprentice programmes have overtaken graduate programmes as the most popular structured initiative for engaging future talent, according to this year’s annual survey of members of The FIRM (Forum for In-House Recruitment Managers). The 2017 survey of 218 members of The FIRM provided evidence that employers are turning to apprenticeship programmes at the expense of graduate schemes, with the percentage using

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31
Oct

Key Training recognised in annual surveys 2017

Following publication of the Education & Skills Funding annual surveys for 2017, we are pleased to announce that Key Training results highlighted the facts that: 92% of our clients would recommend Key Training as a training provider. 87% of our learners were satisfied with the delivery of their Apprenticeship. For further information on how we can help you, please contact:

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22
Sep

Over three quarters of London businesses who qualify may not be using the apprenticeship levy

20th September 2017: Millions of pounds* of apprenticeship levy money aimed at increasing the vocational skills of the nation is apparently going unused by businesses in London. According to new research by Evolve Learning Group Ltd and West London College only one in six (16%) of London employers who qualify for the levy are taking advantage of it to train

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