Appetite for apprenticeships remains strong but inflation a worry for employers, report shows

Appetite for apprenticeships remains strong but inflation a worry for employers, report shows

Investment in apprenticeships has remained resilient in the face of the pandemic, according to a report. In-Comm Training’s third annual Training Barometer revealed that 67% of companies had taken on apprentices during the past 12 months, while a staggering 97% kept all their learners on despite the pressures of Covid-19. The confidence extends into the future, with more than two thirds of...

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Potteries worker achieves top-level apprenticeship success

Potteries worker achieves top-level apprenticeship success

A Staffordshire potteries worker who started without a single qualification has secured a degree-level apprenticeship, thanks to Midlands training organisation Performance Through People (PTP). Paul Clayton says his six-year journey to achieve an operation/department manager Level Five qualification has made him both “a better manager and person”. Mr Clayton, who is now a shift manager at...

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Midland training group braced for bumper attendance at major regional careers event

Midland training group braced for bumper attendance at major regional careers event

Leading Midlands training organisation BCTG is planning a large presence at one of the biggest careers events of the year. Thousands of businesses, young people and their parents are set to attend National Apprenticeship and School Leavers Event and Conference on Friday, March 25 at Millennium Point in Birmingham. Black Country-based BCTG will be exhibiting with its partner organisations...

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National award success for Worcester Cathedral’s Undercroft Learning Centre

National award success for Worcester Cathedral’s Undercroft Learning Centre

Worcester Cathedral is celebrating scooping a national award for architectural excellence, as its Undercroft Learning Centre is awarded the 2022 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award. In collaboration with Acanthus Clews Architects, the conversion of the cathedral’s former monastic storage rooms into the new Undercroft Learning Centre provides an innovative and versatile venue for learning and...

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From apprentice to senior account handler at leading insurer

From apprentice to senior account handler at leading insurer

A career in insurance has been a rewarding experience for Ellie Jones from Worcestershire-based Hazelton Mountford. At only 25, Ellie has already forged a career in insurance by joining Hazelton Mountford as an apprentice, working hard to gain her diploma in insurance and achieve her subsequent senior account handler status. On joining Hazelton Mountford in 2013, Ellie, who had no background and...

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