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National Apprenticeship Awards 2021

Hosted by The National Apprenticeship Service, the 18th annual National Apprenticeship Awards ceremony is open for entries! This is a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the best apprentices and businesses. There are categories for SMEs, large businesses and macro businesses, as well apprentice categories including levels 2, 3 and 4+.  To find out more please see – It’s FREE to enter. You have until 28th July  2021 to submit your application Regional ceremonies…

Cash incentives extended and to double to £3,000 for employers of adult apprentices

Financial incentives are set to double to £3000 for employers hiring apprentices aged 25 and over, this was previously £1500 for over 25s. This now means regardless of age every new apprenticeship hire will see a £3000 payment. This payment is on top of the £1,000 payment for new apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, meaning that some employers could receive a maximum of £4,000 . This scheme will run from April until September 2021, which is an ext…

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National week 2021 (NAW 2021) will take place this year between February the 8th and February the 14th NAW 2021 is a week-long celebration of apprenticeships, shining the light on the amazing work done by employers and apprentices across the UK. This year the theme is “build the future”. The focus will be on how employers train, retain and achieve with apprenticeships. The aim is to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for…

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Government Announces Financial Incentives to Businesses providing Apprenticeship and Traineeship Opportunities in England

They have pledged support to businesses by providing financial incentives to employers offering meaningful work opportunities, traineeships and apprenticeships. Apprenticeships Over the next six months, employers who create new apprenticeship opportunities for 16-24 year olds will receive a £2,000 incentive per apprentice.  For Apprentices age 25 and over, there will be a payment of £1,500. What is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are real jobs. Apprenticeships are a work-based programme with…


National Apprenticeship week 2020 is coming! This year the theme is ‘#Look Beyond’. Its taking place 3 to 7th of February. ‘Look Beyond’ will serve as a rallying cry for the apprenticeship community to showcase the true meaning of diversity within apprenticeships, including: calling on young people to look beyond traditional routes into employment and explore the diversity of career options and industries now available to them through apprenticeships; calling on employers to look beyond traditio…

The Somerset Apprenticeship Awards are now open for nominations

The Somerset Apprenticeship Awards are now open for nominations. The nominations are for Somerset Apprentices and employers, the categories are,   Traineeship of the Year Micro Employer of the Year Award Small Employer of the Year Award Medium Employer of the Year Award Large Employer of the Year Award The New to Apprenticeships Award Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Advanced Apprentice of the Year Higher/Degree Apprentice of the Year Career Development of the Year Applications can be ma…

Interested in Working in Childcare?

Come and find out more about the opportunities in Childcare at The Beach Hotel – Minehead, Thursday 7th November 2019 Drop in anytime between 12.30PM-7.00PM for an informal chat and find out about: What it’s really like to be a Childminder, Teaching Assistant or Midwife – Busting the myths! Training Opportunities Qualifications & Apprenticeships Volunteering Career Pathways: Getting started Progression opportunities Funding available At the event there will be crèche facilities, refreshments…

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