News2019-03-04T10:09:58+00:00

Apprenticeships at 18? A Careers Advisor’s Guide

It’s hard when young people are torn between going to university or starting an apprenticeship. University has historically been seen as the crème de la crème of education, while apprenticeships were seen as routes into more manual jobs. However, times have changed and so have opinions on Apprenticeships. So many students are now realising that potential employers value work experience and the transferable skills gained from an Apprenticeship. Obviously, for some roles such as, Doctors, [...]

Apollo Motor Group pledges to take on over 20 new apprentices!

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 sees national accident repair business, Apollo Motor Group, pledging to take on another 25 apprentices at its sites across the south of the country. The third largest independent accident repair group in the UK works in partnership with with national training provider, Remit Group, delivering apprenticeship programmes in body repair, vehicle refinishing, mechanical electrical and trim (MET) and parts. Dedicated to employee development and career progression, Apollo has already taken on [...]

Why it pays to do an apprenticeship

From higher wages to securing your future career, there's many reasons to do an apprenticeship. But when you're taking a first look into Apprenticeships, it can be nerve wracking, after all, you're deciding your next 12-18 months!Here, we take a look at some of the reasons it pays to do an Apprenticeship!Earn whilst you learnNot only will you be learning your trade from experienced professionals, you’ll be getting paid to do it! Apprenticeships have a [...]

Dave cooks up a distinction!

61 year old Dave Alebon isn’t a stranger to the hospitality industry, after more than 40 years. Starting out at 14, washing pots at his Dad’s work after school, Dave had a very early insight into working in kitchens, but he has always been someone committed to furthering his skills and developing his knowledge. After 25 years with Stonegate Pubs, working at the Brass House on Broad Street in Birmingham, Dave isn’t complacent. Despite being [...]

Advice to Working Links Staff

We are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate news that Working Links has gone into administration and appreciate how unsettling this may be for committed colleagues in the organisation. The training industry is fiercely competitive, and it’s been heart warming to see the sector pulling together to support their colleagues who, through no fault of their own have found themselves redundant. We’d like to extend an invitation to anyone who is struggling to find [...]

5 reasons to embark in an I.T career

So, you’re thinking of working in I.T ? It’s a fast paced industry on the forefront of innovation and it’s a very popular industry to work in, but if you’re still not sure here’s 5 reasons to start your I.T career. Variety Long gone are the days of I.T staff just working for corporate companies. In a technical world, I.T staff are needed across all sectors in all companies. You could find yourself working almost [...]

Why it pays to do an I.T apprenticeship

From higher wages to securing your future career, there's many reasons to do an I.T apprenticeship. But when you're taking a first look into Apprenticeships, it can be nerve wracking, after all, you're deciding your next 12-18 months! Here, we take a look at some of the reasons it pays to work in I.T! Earn whilst you learn Not only will you be learning your trade from experienced professionals, you’ll be getting paid to [...]

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.   There has been a noticeable shift in the way young people are recruited to the world of work and today, employers regard apprenticeships highly, and consider apprentices to be a great fit for a business.   Christine Hodgson, chair of technology company Capgemini UK, says, [...]

Got A-Level Results, choosing Uni, or an Apprenticeship? Why not both?

It’s hard, having got you’re a level results, you’re torn between going to university or starting an apprenticeship. University has historically been seen as the crème de la crème of education, while apprenticeships were seen as routes into more manual jobs. However, times have changed and so have opinions on apprenticeships. So many students are now realising that potential employers value work experience and the transferable skills gained from an Apprenticeship. Obviously, for some roles [...]

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