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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…

Spring Forward
4 -7pm

Come along to find out about new skills and learning opportunities in and around Frome. Training providers will be on hand to give you advice whether you’re just getting ready to enter the workforce, looking to retrain or return to work, or wanting to develop some new skills Free food, DJ workshops, and Virtual Reality experiences.    


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…

Digital Skills Innovation Pilot: Digital Momentum – Heart of the south west LEP –

Digital Momentum sets out to encourage under-represented groups in the digital sector to embark on, or progress within, digital careers. We’re specifically looking to engage with women and/ or people living in high unemployment regions across Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth. We will be providing a range of free training opportunities and support for people at all levels of digital skills competency. So whether you’re a ‘digital newbie’ or a seasoned technologist, this programme may be able…

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…

Somerset Careers Fair 2019

We have two events running as follows: Wednesday, 9th October 2019 – Somerset Cricket Ground, Taunton Tuesday, 12th November 2019 – The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton Each event will run from 9am – 7pm The morning session will run from 9am – 3pm as your traditional careers fair and we encourage all our exhibitors to be as interactive as possible. We will see over 1500 young people from local schools attend and these events have become a firm favourite and have become part of the school’s diary…

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