Why it’s time to hire apprentices not just graduates

Increasingly, many of the country’s largest employers are looking beyond traditional graduate training schemes to fill their talent pipeline and are turning to apprentices to fulfill their recruitment needs. At a time when hundreds of thousands of school leavers will be getting exam results and thinking about their first career steps, there is a noticeable shift in the way young people are being recruited with employers regarding apprenticeships highly and consider apprentices to be a [...]

Scania: Ciaran’s story

Ciaran Blakemore (26), is General Manager at Scania Southampton. He has been in his current position since October 2018, but his journey started, at Scania Heathrow in 2012 at the age of 20, when Ciaran started a Heavy Vehicle Technician apprenticeship. For those getting their exam results this week, he is urging anyone considering their first steps into the world of work this year to really think about doing an apprenticeship and take advantage of [...]

10 reasons YOU should do an Apprenticeship

Work, learn and earn after GCSE results day! Since 2015, regulations changed and 16- and 17-year olds who have completed their GCSEs now need to be in some kind of recognised work or training until their 18th birthday.   That can mean going to a sixth form or college to study A levels or a vocational course or it could be going on to an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship means that you can get the training [...]

Tracy Barrett: training the next generation

As part of National Hospitality Week, our very own Tracy Barrett, Operations Manager here at Remit sat down with us to discuss her career so far in hospitality.   Hi Tracy! Thanks for sitting down with us. Maybe you could start by telling us how you started in the hospitality industry? Absolutely, upon leaving college I joined a local Public Relations Company which was a very varied role involving booking and attending events for clients.  [...]

Jason Pantry: training the next generation

Hi, I'm Jason Pantry and I'm currently the Business Services North Regional Manager at #TeamRemit. I've been asked by my Marketing colleagues to write a guest blog outlining my journey so far, in honour of National Hospitality Week   I started out in Hospitality by working part time in a prestigious hotel set on the Chatsworth estate straight from school and whilst studying at college. Upon leaving college I was then employed full time and worked my [...]

4 famous chefs – that started as Apprentices!

If you’re considering an apprenticeship to become a chef, you’ll be in good company. Did you know that Ainsley Harriet, Gordon Ramsay, Clare Smyth and Monica Galetti all started their chef careers with an apprenticeship?   Ainsley has been a household name since starting his career in 1988, he’s famed for his show, Ready, Steady, Cook as well as the infamous Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook, has twelve cookery books published as well as presenting over [...]

An employer’s perspective: Starbucks

Two years on from the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, the apprenticeship evolution within Starbucks has reflected a shift across the sector. Starbucks, one of the world’s largest coffee brands has successfully used apprenticeships to upskill partners in its retail sites from barista to manager and now offers a suite of programmes up to Level 7 for its head office colleagues. Starbucks now opens a new store every 14 hours across the Europe Middle East [...]

Why it pays to choose an Apprenticeship in Hospitality!

With A-Level and GCSE results just around the corner, this Hospitality Apprenticeship Week (5-8 August) young people are faced with many choices for their future career. With so many options available, there is a lot to think about. Whether you’re a school, college, or even university leaver, this summer, why exactly might an apprenticeship in the Hospitality sector appeal to you? Size of the market The Hospitality sector employs 3.2 million people, produces £130 billion [...]

True partnerships are the key to success – AELP

Work-based learning isn’t about transactional relationships between employers and providers. True partnerships are the key to success. For many, the introduction of the apprenticeship levy represented a game-changing opportunity for employers to take control of their workplace training requirements like never before. Alongside a new, pot of money ring-fenced for apprenticeship training, the introduction of Trailblazer groups and the creation of new employer-led apprenticeship Standards, meant employers now had the training programmes they demanded and [...]

Integral UK Ltd Celebrate 100 Apprenticeship Starts in Nine Months

Two years on from the apprenticeship levy launch, a nationwide engineering & facilities management business is celebrating 100 new apprenticeship starts in nine months since it expanded its apprenticeship programme delivery. Less than a year ago, Integral UK Ltd, the leading mechanical, electrical and fabric property maintenance business in the UK, had less than 10 apprentices registered on its apprenticeship account being funded by the apprenticeship levy. Now, in partnership with training provider Remit Group, [...]

Tech firm says apprentices are IT!

With so much focus on the those getting their exam results, may businesses will be considering how best to use this new source of talent. Giving school leavers the opportunity to join the working world is really important. Not only does it provide a boost for the economy, but your company can also benefit from the fresh thinking and enthusiasm young people can bring. Two years on from the apprenticeship levy launch, Softcat an award-winning [...]

The Apprenticeship Levy: 2 Years On

Apprenticeship Levy usage increases to 22% in year two Two years ago, the Government introduced the apprenticeship levy to create long term sustainable funding for apprenticeships and to give employers more control to provide their staff with a range of training opportunities. The levy has provided more funds than ever before for apprenticeship training and allows employers to choose which apprenticeships they offer, to whom and when. The apprenticeship levy was part of wholesale [...]

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