Apr25

Why is Apprenticeship uptake dropping?

Categories // Marketing and Communication

The government has recently announced figures for the number of Apprenticeships starts. Between August 2017 – January 2018 there has been a 24% decrease in starts over the same point the previous year.

 

This has coincided with the introduction of the Apprenticeship levy, but is this the reason?

 

The levy was brought in to improve the countries skills by increasing the number of apprenticeships to 3 million by 2020.

 

Lots of Changes

 

Along with the levy there has also been other changes to Apprenticeships, these include the new apprenticeships standards,  the launch of the Institute of Apprenticeships and digital accounts to pay for apprenticeships.

 

Apr18

USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

Categories // Business Development, HR and Training, Marketing and Communication

How can social media help your business?

Social media is an amazing tool for expanding your business! You can use social media to widen your audience and market. It is about building and creating interactive relationships with customers.

Apr13

What’s the apprenticeship levy all about then?

I think its time to find out....

I’ve heard the apprenticeship levy mentioned a lot since I started working for TCHC. There is a lot of information out there and it can be confusing so, I thought I would write a blog post to get to the bottom of it and answer a few questions…

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!

Mar26

Taking the right steps to boost your career in an apprenticeship.

Categories // Marketing and Communication

Knowing what steps to take for a successful career can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be!

Knowing what steps to take for a successful career can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be!
With so many companies taking on apprentices, now could be the perfect time to kick start you career.
Apprenticeships can be completed in half the time of degrees and get you earning while you learn, After just 18 months you can be on a salary of up to £30,000 per annum!
Here are some simple steps on how to succeed in an apprenticeship.

 

 

 

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.


Aug20

How to use Twitter to maximise your SME's online potential

Categories // Marketing and Communication

How to use Twitter to maximise your SME's online potential

What Twitter is

Twitter is a social networking tool which focuses on micro-blogging. Twitter users can post links, videos, photos or updates to share with followers. These ‘tweets’ must be under 140 characters, so it is really important that you are clear in what you say and that you are concise. Far from its perception by a lot of business owners of being an on-line echo chamber for celebrities, teenagers and teenage celebrities, Twitter can also be an extremely useful way of increasing your business’s potential.

It is not the only network that can be used to increase business potential and find potential customers but it is what we are going to be focusing on in this blog post.

Dec10

Optimising business opportunities during economic uncertainty

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // Leadership & Management

Economic uncertainty can be devastating especially for smaller organisations, as you often don’t have the same tools and resources that large companies have to manage change. According to consulting giant Accenture, following these guidelines can assist you to manage uncertainty.

Nov11

Marketing: A changing landscape

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // Marketing and Communication

The marketing landscape has changed significantly in the past few years with the shift mainly driven by new technology, changes in customer needs and the evolution of consumer tolerance.

A few years ago marketers were talking about customer relationship management and brand management to drive loyalty and retention. Fast forward a few years and the new buzz words are customer engagement and brand experience. So you may ask, what is the difference? Notice that these management words have evolved into less authoritative terms, engagement and experience.

Sep16

The basics of a CRM strategy

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // Marketing and Communication

The ultimate outcome of an effective CRM strategy should be customer loyalty and increased customer life time value, which will positively contribute to your bottom line.

As a rule it is more expensive to recruit a new customer than to re-serve an existing customer, as the relationship of trust already exists. It therefore makes good business sense to spend some time on developing a CRM strategy that engages your customers.

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