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Offering guidance on available funding, office space, apprenticeships and staff training.
CITB Apprenticeship Grants
Apprenticeship grants available for construction-related occupations only.
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Incentive payments for apprenticeships in 2020/21
As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs to help kickstart the nation’s economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic, a new incentive payment has been introduced for employers that hire an apprentice.
Department for Education
My apprenticeship experience: ITPS
Gateshead-based ITPS have been offering ICT apprenticeships since 2002, helping 36 young people kick-start their careers.
6th March 2017
6 MINUTE READ
My apprenticeship story: Nifco
North East-based Nifco UK employs 600 people and is committed to its own apprenticeship programme.
5 MINUTE READ
How it affects me: The Apprenticeship Levy
It’s important for all businesses who employ people to know what the Apprenticeship Levy means for their business...
22nd March 2017
8 MINUTE READ
Six steps for hiring apprentices
Rob Dodds, from Unipres, gives his top tips for recruiting apprentices
23rd June 2017
4 MINUTE READ
Degrees and higher level apprenticeships
Find out more about the advantages higher levels of training can offer your business
3 MINUTE READ
Using your apprenticeship levy to pay for training
If you're an apprenticeship levy paying employer, find out how to use your funds to pay for training
1st August 2017
2 MINUTE READ
The answers to some frequently asked questions businesses have about taking on an apprentice
7th March 2018
What is the apprenticeship levy?
The apprenticeship levy is an amount of money some UK employers are required to pay to fund new apprenticeships.
Why take on an apprentice?
There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice or start an apprenticeship. Here's why...
Real Business Story: Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd
We speak to Sterling Pharma Solutions about the value of degree-level apprenticeships for the employer and the employee
2 mins with Muckle LLP
Jason Wainwright, Managing Partner at Muckle LLP, discusses the benefits of a degree-level apprentice schemes...
Taking on an apprentice: a step-by-step guide
This step-by-step guide will give you all the information you need to employ an apprentice
8th May 2018
Transferring unused apprenticeship levy funds
Knowing what you can do with your unused levy funds has been sending some employers into a quandary. Find out more.
9th August 2018
Apprenticeships, Internships and Volunteering
What's the difference between apprentices, interns and volunteers? And what benefits do each bring to your business?
10th September 2018
Real Business Story: Northumbrian Water
We speak to Northumbrian Water about why they’ve decided to embrace apprenticeships and how it's impacting on their business.
12th September 2018
Apprenticeships with Newcastle Building Society
Karen & Callum from Newcastle Building Society explain how apprenticeships operate at the region's leading building society.
14th September 2018
Our Apprenticeship Experience: Lookers
Matthew Clay, Group Qualifications Manager, and Kirsty Pickering, Apprentice Technician, discuss their experiences.
5th October 2018
Our Apprenticeship Experience: Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin share their views on the value and importance of apprenticeships.
4th March 2019
Our Apprenticeship Experience: George Smith
Leading furniture maker, George Smith, is passionate about supporting apprenticeships.
8th April 2019
Apprenticeship experience: Sterling Pharma Solutions
Chris Wiper explains what the 20% off-the-job training for apprentices at Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd involves.
22nd May 2019
In conversation with Michelle Rainbow, Skills Director
All employers in England will soon have access to all the benefits of the apprenticeship service.
26th June 2019
New, improved changes to the apprenticeship service
Soon, all employers will have access to the full benefits of the apprenticeship service
19th December 2019
The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices
The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices provides advice and guidance to apprentices following redundancy.
14th October 2020
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