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When To Look For An Apprenticeship

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Wondering when the best time is to look for an apprenticeship? Whilst there will be some large organisations that have an apprenticeship intake at a key point in the year – say September and whilst colleges offering apprenticeship programmes will have a lot of activity in the admissions department around the end of August, there is no one time to ... Read More »

Applying For University in 2018

Applying for university in 2018

It’s that time of year again. If you are thinking of applying for university in 2018 then it’s time to start laying the ground work. Some key UCAS dates to put in your diary 15th October – Deadline for Oxford and Cambridge applications and also most medical, veterinary and dentistry courses. 15th January – Deadline for most undergraduate courses   ... Read More »

Get Volunteering

Volunteering

With employers focusing increasingly on ‘soft skills’ (positive character traits and the ability to work with others) and experience it has never been more important to get volunteering. The variety of volunteering roles available means positions can enhance and provide unique skill sets and whilst helping out at a local charity shop won’t result in academic qualifications, the experience alone ... Read More »

Most Popular Apprenticeships In England Last Year

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What were the most popular apprenticeships in England last year, where were they and who did them? The greatest number of people who started an apprenticeship in 2015 / 16 was in the North West of England, where there were 80,820  apprentice starts. This amounts to 16 per cent of the total starts for the year. Obviously the North West ... Read More »

What Is An Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job and an apprentice is someone who is employed and learns a specific trade from a skilled employer over a fixed period of time, whilst earning a wage and being entitled to holiday pay. On apprenticeship schemes you gain practical, on-the-job skills by training and working alongside experienced staff and trainers. On some apprenticeship programmes this ... Read More »

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