As Seen on BBC

Throughout the corona virus pandemic, Sue Pittock our CEO has tirelessly championed the Independent Provider & FE sector, actively lobbying both Government and the shadow cabinet for meaningful support for apprenticeships. Yesterday (8th July 2020), as the Chancellor presented his mini budget, Sue was invited to comment on BBC prime-time news, airing at both 6pm and 10pm. What a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of our amazing Apprentices Leon White & Matthew Macklin [...]

How Council’s and Combined Authority’s are coming together with SME’s and Remit Training to increase apprenticeships within their region

The time has arrived to embrace change, ready your company for the changing ways of business engagement & needs and bounce forward confidently with 100% funding through Levy Transfer supported Apprenticeship Training. Acknowledging Unprecedented Difficulty and the Challenge of Change Over the past few months, the UK has introduced gradual changes that have allowed individuals and businesses to take tentative steps away from the severe restrictions to safeguard against the COVID-19 virus. On the 15th [...]

An Investment in Knowledge…

It's no secret that many businesses now have their employees at home in the wake of COVID-19. There have been redundancies, furloughed staff and those who are now working from home. For many people this is their first experience of home working, and in many cases, it is the employer’s first experience of engaging, developing and managing their teams remotely, Times are difficult. Businesses face real and immediate challenges, but this reminds me of a great [...]

‘Without support, training providers won’t survive’

Government must urgently provide funding for training providers or many will go under due to coronavirus, says leader “We want to be there when all of this is over. But if the government doesn't buy us a bit of time over the next 12 weeks, lots and lots of providers will not make that journey,” says Sue Pittock, chief executive of Remit. Remit is an independent national training provider – one, like many others in [...]

Online meetings – Top tips

You may already be used to having remote and on-line meetings or this may well be new territory for you. However what is clear is that experienced or not, chances are you'll be taking part in even more of them in the coming weeks. So we developed some handy tips on how to get the most out of these important interactions. Avoid distractions We have all seen the BBC clip of the small child interrupting [...]

Communicating effectively as a remote leader

The current coronavirus epidemic has forced many former office workers to work from home. While the current circumstances are acute and will hopefully pass, the fact remains that as the overall job landscape shifts, the future number of remote workers will only increase. A remote team could mean just one remote team member or now include everyone. It may be a hybrid model of skeleton office and field-based team-members or perhaps the leader is the [...]

How to Stay Productive in Your Home “Office”

Like so many businesses, from close of play today, Remit Group has taken the decision to ask colleages to work from home. Working remotely can feel isolating, but it doesn’t need to. If you’re new to working from home, here are some great tips on how to make the most of this new experience, including setting your schedule and working within those hours. Set yourself up for success, treat the house like you would your [...]

Remaining Connected When “In-Person” Is Not an Option

We’re hearing a lot from our clients about how they are trying to manoeuvre through a time of unprecedented change by understanding how to navigate business amid coronavirus. Although many of you might be spending less-or no-time in an office and following government updates it might now be harder (or impossible) to get face-time with customers, we know that for our members business has to continue. Whether it’s coronavirus or the uncertainty of the economic [...]

Poor mental health – spotting the signs in your employees

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always”, wrote Bestselling author Brad Meltzer. When managing a team, it’s important to be aware that often what you see in your colleagues is just the tip of the iceberg. Mental ill health can strike at any time and isn’t always triggered as a response to acute trauma, such as a bereavement or a relationship breakdown. As a result, it’s important to [...]

IT Apprenticeships: empowering the workforce of the future

As the digital revolution continues, many of today’s most common jobs are evolving as a rapid pace as technology advances. Similarly, a lot of new, previously unheard-of jobs are starting to emerge, and it’s important that as the next generation of job seekers, young people have the skills to make the most of these exciting opportunities. To keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies, strong basic skills are required at all levels. Specific skills for current [...]

Planning for your post Covid- 19 future with Remit Training’s IT Academy

‘Bouncebackability’, a phrase first coined in 2004, is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from a setback. In the IT and Digital world, where there is already a huge skills gap, bouncebackability is going to be more important than ever. How companies deal with and recover from this incredibly difficult and unique period will be what defines their future. Now more than ever, skills matter. Keeping costs to a minimum whilst the country gets [...]

Remit update for employers and apprentices during Covid-19 (20/3/20)

Our employer partners: At Remit, we take the health and wellbeing of our learners, colleagues and clients very seriously.  As our Development Coaches, trainers and wider team move freely from company to company we understand the risk this poses with the potential spread of Covid-19.  As a result, we have made the decision to reduce travel for our teams and conduct virtual visits through telephone and ‘tech-enabled’ visits and training sessions.  In addition, [...]

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