Apr12

UNDERSTANDING AND USING THE CLOUD

Categories // Business Development

Most businesses now use and rely on the cloud because of its convenience, reliability, cost savings and scalability.

If you are unsure of what the cloud is then it’s really very simple. The cloud is a collection of services, hardware or software apps that run over the existing infrastructure of the internet or our internal company networks.
A cloud service run over the internet is often referred to as a public cloud, while one run over your internal company network is sometimes called a private cloud.

Apr11

Find out how to Successfully grow and promote your business using social media

Categories // Business Development

When using social media to promote your business it’s extremely important you do it right or it could end up being a total waste of time and resources.

By following these simple rules, you should be able to grow and promote your business successfully!

Apr10

Businesses should embrace change not run from it...

Categories // Business Development

Many businesses fear change when they really shouldnt

Many businesses fear change and are quite set in their ways when it comes to running their companies, the ‘if it’s not broke don’t fix it’ attitude. After all, if your business is going well and has been for years, then it’s hard to sometimes see the need for embracing change and it becomes easier to ignore new possible developments.

Apr06

6 steps to help you defend against the latest phishing tactics.

Categories // Digital Technology Centre

With cyber thieves getting smarter and more familiar with security systems, it is becoming increasingly more important to train staff to be aware of the pitfalls. Always keep an eye out for suspicious activity as Phishing alone costs large businesses on average £2.8 million per year. Here are 6 simple steps to stop you falling for scams.

Mar29

Top tips for getting the most out of your apprentice

Categories // Leadership & Management

When taking on a new apprentice you want to make sure you get the most out of the whole 12-18-month process…

Below are 10 simple tips that will help you make the whole experience run as smoothly and effortlessly as possible

 

Mar28

I.T. isn’t just for geeks, is it?

Categories // Marketing and Communication

There’s a popular misconception out there that I.T. is just for those with 4inch thick glasses and a horrendous sense of fashion…. but all that is changing

There’s a popular misconception out there that I.T. is just for those with 4inch thick glasses and a horrendous sense of fashion…. But this is 2018 and I.T. really isn’t just for the geeks out there..

Mar26

The UK’s weirdest apprenticeships

There’s an apprenticeship out there for everyone, Check out the examples bellow for some of the more unusual apprenticeships on offer

If you’re thinking university isn’t for you, a great way to further your career is by applying for an apprenticeship to get earning straight away while you train and learn your chosen profession.

From the people I have spoken to, a lot of seem to think that apprenticeships are mostly just for learning a trade like plumbing or carpentry, but now in 2018 that really isn’t the case, you can now do an apprenticeship at almost any age in any field, there’s an apprenticeship out there for everyone, Check out the examples bellow for some of the more unusual apprenticeships on offer…

 

 

Mar22

Benefits of hiring an apprentice

Written by // Victor Hayes Categories // Business Development

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

Mar20

Apprenticeships VS University what would you choose?

Written by // Victor Hayes Categories // HR and Training

While it can’t be denied that a degree is a higher level academic certification than the average level 3 or 4 apprenticeship. Employers are increasingly starting to recognise that apprenticeship training is often a far more practical work based application.


Mar06

Getting Women into Tech Roles

Categories // Digital Technology Centre

Today is International Women’s Day, where there is a call to action to get gender parity, using the #PressforProgress. It is unfortunate that in many industries there is a chasm when it comes to the numbers of men and women in the same role such as in technical roles and technical apprenticeships.

In 2016/17, there were 491,300 Apprenticeship starts in England, of which 54% were women; but most women apprentices are predominantly in the five lowest paid sectors including  health and social care, childcare and hairdressing. The number of women recruited to higher paid Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Apprenticeships, is a very meagre, 10% of IT and Telecoms apprentices, and only 4% of Engineering apprentices. As a result, a female apprentice in England earns around £1 less per hour than men.  The imbalance in women to men ratio also continues in Higher Education where around 16% of engineering and technology undergraduates in the UK are female.

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