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.

Apr17

IMPROVING I.T. USER PRODUCTIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Categories // Business Development

Improving I.T. user productivity in the work place can really help SMEs to boost their business growth and improve employee motivation and morale, enabling them to compete successfully in their sector.

With huge technological advancements changing the way we all do things in the business world; the government are currently investing a lot of energy and resources into helping companies improve their I.T. skills.

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…

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.


Mar30

Business can profit from better maths

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // HR and Training

Research estimates that poor maths skills cost the economy £20.2 billion a year. Good maths skills we are told, is one of the best protections against unemployment, low wages and poor health. How do we go about improving maths at work?

Feb16

Apprenticeship Levy – How will it work?

Written by // Liz Kirman Categories // Business Development

Apprenticeship Levy – How will it work?

The Apprenticeship Levy will start on 1 April and will have a major impact on the way Apprenticeships are funded. No longer will you get your Apprenticeships fully funded, from 1 May every business will have to pay something towards their Apprenticeship training.

Dec08

Solving the skills crisis

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // HR and Training

The FSB ‘Voice of Small Business’ survey revealed that small businesses still have difficulties finding suitably skilled staff despite a steep rise in unemployment. In order to solve this global crisis, businesses will have to look at new flexible approaches as a knowledge driven work environment makes it much harder to find the right person for the job, regardless of geographical location or business size.

Oct19

Business start-up after redundancy

Written by // Vega Sims Categories // Redundancy

Receiving the dreaded ‘At Risk’ letter has the ability to put your life into a complete tailspin (in my case this was a TUPE notice that we all knew would lead to redundancy). I remember the ice cold chill that flushed down my spine, followed by a feeling of complete disbelief that all my hard work over the last few years has been for nothing.  After I got over the initial shock and evaluated the situation objectively, things looked significantly better.  Most people will go through a phase of dismay, it’s normal.

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