15 years to train a generation of technicians to work on electric cars

In what is thought to represent the largest technical change in the motor industry for more than 100 years, earlier this month the Government announced that its plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles have been brought forward to 2035 and may yet happen in 2032. In a bid to tackle climate change, these plans include the sale of new Hybrid cars too. It is thought that by 2025 as much [...]

ABF – Client Testimonial

We started working with Remit in 2019 when we went through a formalised tender process. What really stood out to us about Remit was the partnership they were keen to create with us, their quality marks, the support they offer throughout the programmes and also their specialised knowledge of our industry. We were also impressed by their online resources that we felt our learners could really benefit from during their time on programme. Working with [...]

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland and Remit Group launch new sales apprenticeship programme!

In support of National Apprenticeship Week, national training provider Remit Group and global construction materials and manufacture supplier Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland have joined forces to launch a new level 4 sales apprenticeship programme. Across the UK, Saint-Gobain works in three main sectors including construction products, building distribution and architectural and glass solutions for buildings. Following a launch in spring 2020, the new programme will see a number of apprentices enrolled nationwide, across many of [...]

Client Testimonial – Sharon Blyfield – Coca Cola

The introduction of the apprenticeship reforms in 2017 has allowed companies like Coca-Cola European Partners to break the mould on traditional apprenticeship pathways and broaden life-long learning for all ages.   We had traditionally used apprenticeships for our engineering technical requirements, but now our apprenticeships range from Business Administration right through to Solicitor programmes.  It’s showing students, parents and educators that there is more than one route to achieve your qualifications and full academic potential. [...]

Client Testimonial – The Body Shop

The Body Shop are serious about looking after our people and creating career and development opportunities for all levels of staff.  As an apprenticeship levy payer, we sought to partner with a training provider that shared these values, which is why working with Remit seemed to be the natural choice. We’ve been working with Remit since 2017, and we offer retailer level 2, retail team leader level 3 and retail management level 4 qualifications. We [...]

Fail to prepare; prepare to fail!

The history books are littered with organisations who failed to anticipate, plan and adapt to changes their industry’s faced. Inevitably, this change revolved around an introduction of or improvement in technologies that supported parts of or all of the functions of these businesses, such as with Blockbuster and Kodak. Even businesses that were setup in the era of the Internet, such as MySpace, fell by the wayside when failing to respond quickly enough with the [...]

Managing change with Apprenticeships

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Curriculum Manager Tom Boulton "looked beyond" his usual role and wrote us a guest blog!   The bat-eater himself, Ozzy Osbourne, once sang ‘we’re going through changes’, and boy was he right! Change is the one of those ever-presents we can guarantee in the 21st Century, both personally and professionally. Often, change is accelerated by the introduction of some new technology that somehow improves or, sometimes, completely alters the way [...]

Monta is flying high with CDG!

Monta Ferneste (29), started her career in hospitality with a part time team member role in a pub, while she was completing her degree in Health and Social Care. But, during her second year, her funding was cut and Monta was forced to drop out of her degree studies to take on a full-time role. Three years later she is now on a successful new career track and is Assistant Manager, at Café Rouge, O2 [...]

E.On Client Testimonial – Darren Cook

When we appointed Remit Group at the start of 2017, we had been looking for training providers that were experts in their qualifications and to develop skills within our business. Remit showed their expertise and success rate, and we were impressed by how passionate the team were about their apprenticeship offering. Running an apprenticeship scheme in our company has given us the opportunity to raise the standards of skills, knowledge and behaviours in our staff, [...]

Clive Hannis – Client Testimonial

Barbara Davies from Remit initially contacted my company in January 2019 asking if we would be interested in taking on an apprentice. I explained to Barbara that over the previous few years we had taken on several apprentices through various other training companies and found the experience was very negative. With poor timekeeping and absence unfortunately seeming to be the order of the day, even though the young people we offered the opportunity to knew [...]

5 leadership challenges and how to deal with them

The core of any business is its people. The way that each business gets the best out of this key resource is how it is led or managed. There are many challenges that managers face, and while they can arise at any point in their career, they can be particularly prevalent for first-time managers. The impact managers have on their teams and direct reports is huge, not to mention the role they play as ambassadors [...]

Calling all Body and Paint Apprentices Nominations Open for 2020 bodyshop Live! awards

Following the success of last year’s bodyshop Live! awards, nominations are now open for apprentices and senior technicians to nominate themselves, a colleague or a business in this year’s awards. Remit Group will once again partner Vision Network and bodyshop magazine to support these awards, which are Britain’s only fully independent practical awards for crash repair workers. The awards are specifically for vehicle refinishing technicians and body repair specialists at all levels, from apprentice up [...]

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